He says when I was really little, i used to eat a bowl of sugar cereal every morning along with whatever else I had for breakfast - maybe an egg or a piece of toast. He said back in those days, I wasn't sick very often. When my mom got leukemia, he and my mom went on a bit of a health food kick. They didn't exactly have a coronary if one of us came home drinking a soda or eating a candy bar, but there wasn't a whole lot of that stuff around the house.
My dad usually does the grocery shopping. In addition to the usual nutricious fare of fruits, veggies, whole grain cereals, lean meats, etc, he brought four different boxes of sugar cereal. he put one in the usual cereal area. As sson as Matthew comes home, he'll basicall go through the box in one sitting. For me, he bought Lucky Charms, Trix, and Golden Crisp. he hid them in a cabinet behind the homemade tomato sauce, which Matthew never bothers. My dad told me to try eating a bowl of sugary cereal in addition to something nutritious every morning, and even to eat a bowl at night if I felt like it. He said the extra calories alone would be good for me, as I'm having some difficulty maintaining a regular cycle, so to speak, at my current weight. He says as long as it supplements and does not supplant what I'm already eating, no harm should occur because my blood sugar is well within the normal range -- perhaps even on the low end of normal, but still normal.
Most of the stuff he comes up with is some weird concoction involoving wheat germ, unflavored yogurt, an egg white, and God knows what else, so this particular recommendation is reasonably easy to try.
I'll let you know how it goes.