Good Food Choices
A Healthy, "Balanced" Diet
The 4 Food Groups:
  Fruits & Vegetables
  Protein Foods
  Bread & Cereals
  Dairy Foods
Last but not least: WATER!
How does water help my body?
Can I drink sports drinks like Gatorade to help give me the minerals I have lost?
Why am I losing weight?
What's wasting?
How do I gain weight?
Are there any foods I should avoid?
What about taking vitamin and mineral pills?

What’s wasting?

HIV can make you lose muscle, protein and fat because your body uses energy much faster when it's fighting off any kind of infection. If you lose up to 5% of your normal body weight, you should talk to your doctor to stop any more serious HIV-related weight loss. This is called wasting. Even if you don’t lose weight but you notice your arms, legs, face and butt seem thinner, you need to work with your doctor to find out the reason. If you are losing a lot of weight, talk to your doctor about it right away.

 
 
 
 
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