I live in a part of the world that is lousy with allergens for most of the year, plus I have migraines, so I totally understand. It is really hard to put forth the effort to work out and cook something healthy when you feel really badly.
But sometime I wonder if the medicines that I take to fight a headcold or headache don't increase my sugar and carb cravings. It would make sense I guess - medicines change your body's ph, and if it changes in a certain way, yeasts can grow easier. Not to be gross, but if you are a lady, think about when you take an antibiotic. Yeast in your intestine makes you crave sugar. Maybe its true for other medicines too? I have certainly noticed a patten, maybe its the same with you! Not saying not to take your medicine, but maybe add probiotic or something alkalinizing to balance everything? Or try something natural if possible?
What motivates me to get up and out of bed and helps me fell better is: Whole Foods. I love going there, I will find a way to drive there or get someone else to go there for me even when I am in the throes of a pukey, blinding, terrible migraine. Something about the wide isles and bright fruits and vegetables and flowers and nice lighting makes me happy. Plus their juice bar is great. Usually a juice with the right ingredients makes me feel better and satisfies my sweet tooth. For stomach issue, ginger is always good, and greens like spinach and kale always help me get over a cold.
I kind of feel like working out and changing your habits pushes your body into some kind of weird unhealthiness withdrawl. Maybe its the toxins being released or something. Usually you should listen to your body, but in this case, I tell mine to shut up and listen to my brain. :-)
You have to find healthy foods that you like! And that like you back. Maybe you have a food allergy? I tried to start snacking on nuts and dried fruits to beat the mid morning bagel craving and started getting bad skin rashes and stomach aches only to find out that I have a tree-nut allergy. Could you have a food allergy? Maybe something in your diet is making you feel icky.
Exercise-wise, I don't know. It is really de-motivating to be sick. Dont run if you cant breathe, or do sit ups if you are throwing up, but even something light like yoga or stretching still gets the heart rate up, tones muscles, and (maybe most importantly) gets your mind off feeling sick.
Hope some of this helps!
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