this is where knowing yourself helps. if i were in your shoes at the moment, i would eat, and i would eat anything that sounds even remotely not unappealing. so if bread seems okay to you, eat bread. if a plain baked potato sounds good, have a plain baked potato. if nuts and seeds seem okay, have nuts and seeds. but i have also learned that when i feel nauseated, as long i have been able to hold down water for at least four hours, eating helps me feel better. because nausea doubles as "can't hold food down" and "should have eaten hours ago. SOS!" at least for me. and i only learned that by trial and error.
remember that while calories are important so is getting the nutrients you need, our bodies were designed to take being sick every now and again. you should really worry if this happens every week or more frequently, but the odd day here and there isn't going to throw you off. it's when the odd day becomes every day that you have a problem. so when you are sick, eat what you feel you can manage. don't focus quite so much on getting the exact balance of where you should be that day. if you're really worried about it, average your week with the odd day out. odds are it will be in range on most things on average. and that on average being where you should be is more important than the little blips here and there.
I agree with not making up the calories. Focus on drinking enough fluids like water & Gatorade to avoid dehydration, especially if your digestive issues include diarrhea. Drink small sips. Or suck on ice cubes or popsicles. If you are still feeling nauseous & can't eat or drink by tomorrow, go to a hospital. Also, if you have pain or swelling in your abdomen, go to a hospital. Those symptoms might mean something more serious than a bug.
One can get away with not eating for a while, but fluid loss & dehydration are very serious and by the time symptoms show your condition could be serious enough to need intravenous fluids.
If you do feel better (and I hope you do!), don't worry about making up the calories from previous days, just start over with your healthy eating at that point. I hope you feel better soon!
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dont try to make up extra calories ....no point if u going to be bringing them up again.....try sipping water or chicken soup sometimes a dry biscuit helps.......my advice is avoid dairy products until you see a doctor some intestinal bugs thrive on lactose which could make u feel worse
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So I must have eaten something funny because all day I've been having terrible digestion problems. I'm really nauseous and obviously my appetite has completely disappeared.
The problem is that I really haven't eaten very much today and I'm still short something like 500 calories (and 10-20 grams of Protein -- eek). It's already dinnertime here and i know my body needs the food -- I feel like I've been fasting! -- but at the same time, all I want to do is crawl into bed and go to sleep.
Do I try to make up the extra calories? If so, should I eat protein-focused calories? Or should I just follow my instincts this time, even if that means eating plain bread for the rest of the night?
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