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Recommendations for Refeeding

Adults

Provide calories at estimated basal energy expenditure based on actual body weight

No more than 1.2XBEE

No more than 150 to 200 gm of glucose

1.2-1.5 gm of protein per kg actual bodyweight

20-30% of calories from fat

Begin feedings slowly and increase gradually over 5 to 7 days

Affects most significant in first few days of refeeding and it may take 1 week to adapt to the increase oxygen demand

Weight gain is not a goal in the first week of refeeding

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