As a T1D for 15 years as of now, I have always been thin, never exceeded 165 pounds with lifetime average around 150-155. About 2 years ago I found myself tightening my belt slightly and that my weight was 140 (and still at 140).
Was not overly concerned UNTIL my Endo put me on a low dose of Farxiga to see if it would help with daily swings of my BG. Farxiga supposedly can result in weight loss which I cannot afford.
A summary of what I found online for weight gain is below (yes, I did find a few items mentioned in an older post here) and hoping this group might suggest what a T1D should add or remove:
Protein Foods: Ground Beef 70%, Thick Bacon, Chicken with Skin, Pork, Eggs, Steak, Salmon, Tuna, Sardines and other Fish
Fruits and Veggies: Banana, Grapes, Avocado, Pear, Mangos, Papaya, Pineapple, Sweet Potato, Potato, Corn, Peas, Artichoke and Dried – Banana, Raisins, Prunes, Craisins, Dates, Figs
Nuts and Legumes: Peanut Butter, Peanuts, Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, Peas, Black Beans, Lentils and Seeds – Sunflower, Pumpkin, Flax
Dairy: Whole Milk, Butter, Heavy Whipping Cream, Cream Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, String Cheese, Cottage Cheese
Carbs and Grains: Brown Rice, White Rice, Quinoa, Pasta, Wheat Bread, Oats, Oatmeal, Wheat Germ, Flax Meal
Oils and Misc: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Safflower Oil, Peanut Oil, Frozen Pizza, McDouble, Beef and Bean Burrito, Almond Butter, Chocolate Chips, Honey
Drinks: 100% Fruit Juice, Cream Based Liquids
I also recognize that when gaining weight. I have tried to calculate my expenditure on the basis of TDEE Calculator Online. To avoid fat but gain muscle, I will need to begin regular exercise in addition to my preferred (occasional) physical work (where results are immediately seen).