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BANDOMOM1
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1/24/14 3:52 P

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I have a spinach, banana smoothie with 1 cup of soy. Feels refreshing and filling.



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1/24/14 2:41 P

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My doc (who is VERY educated and experienced) actually told me once that Coke is a great thing to drink when you're sick because it has a high electrolyte content. Normally she's pretty anti-soda. Anyways, hard to believe, but I trust her with my life, so you might want to google it if you're interested!



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1/24/14 1:35 P

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Soup!

I had the stomach bug around New Year's and wasn't really feeling up to cooking or eating much for several days. I am the sort of person who mostly eats things made from scratch, but I resorted to Campbell's Chicken with Rice for a while. It has some veggies, some carbs, some protein and lots of salty broth...something like that will keep you going until you feel better.

Hydration is the key thing...as long as you can keep fluids down you will be fine.

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1/24/14 1:30 P

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Thanks for the replies. I'm feeling better but still not much of an appetite. So it's not that food won't stay down, just that nothing particularly sounds good. I'm thinking of hitting the store later and buying anything that sounds good (within reason). Maybe some frozen Greek yogurt.



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1/24/14 11:19 A

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According to a recent Dr Oz show, you should eat what stays down, avoid spicy foods and eat ginger for a nauseous stomach.

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I love bone broths. They're very easy to make and freeze well. They're full of good nutrition - protein, fats, and micronutrients you need when your body's not quite up to par. I freeze mine in portions of half a cup or a cup so they're easy to just pull out and microwave when I'm not feeling well and might simply eat nothing if I had to actually cook something.

Other things I like when my stomach is in rebellion is gelatin, sometimes oatmeal. Anything soothing and hydrating. Popsicles, if it's not too cold to eat them.

I avoid heavier proteins, anything milk... although I'll nibble on some cheese when my digestion is amenable to more solid foods. No roughage, especially raw veggies... but I can cook some veggies 'til they're soft, and that's usually okay. I have to try that carefully to see how it's going to sit. I also drink plenty of my PowerAde Zero when I'm sick, along with water. Important to give your metabolism adequate liquid to fuel its healing functions - even when you don't feel thirsty!



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1/24/14 6:57 A

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Have you ever heard of the BRAT diet? I eat that when I am not feeling well.
B-bananas
R-rice
A-applesauce
T-toast
Also, I like to beat up some ginger ale to get out the bubbles and sip on that.

Hope that you are feeling better soon.

The key to me eating healthfully is eating mindfully. This means reading labels, making balanced choices, and most importantly, listening to my body's hunger cues.


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1/24/14 6:02 A

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I think its best to eat what feels right. Maybe sip some juice? broth? start small, macros don't really matter in my opinion if you're feeling under the weather. If you have been sick (aka vomiting/diarrhea) its more important to get electrolytes. So broth or gatorade etc might be helpful.

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I stick with what my mom use to do dry toast, oranges and chicken noodle soup.



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I would be inclined to go with whatever it is that your stomach fancies. Make sure that your fluid intake is kept up, and perhaps now is the time to drink some juice if you have some, AND fancy it. At least you will get some vitamins and a few other essential nutrients. Another thing that can be helpful is NON-diet soda that has gone flat - just plain lemonade, not coke etc.

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I would listen to your appetite; I bet it'll come back and compensate for its time off. Fluids and broth until then. If vomiting/diarrhea occurs, you have fever, and/or you don't pick up soon I would call a doc.

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1/24/14 12:20 A

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Chicken broth, brown rice with steamed vegetables, green tea, banana

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1/23/14 11:57 P

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chicken soup, with veggies, ginger tea, oolong tea

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I've been under the weather for a few days, haven't had an appetite. I'm drinking plenty of water, as its the only thing that feels *right* on my stomach, and trying to eat a little something a few times a day. If I'm only able to eat a few bites a couple times a day, is there any benefit to eating more protein v. carbs, or just whatever sits better in my stomach? I'm really looking forward to my appetite coming back, because my energy is seriously flagging.



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