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I'm a great fan of most any kind of broths. Warming liquids seem to help me when I'm feeling "puny." I also love french onion soup and will adopt nearly any proposal which will support me in this indulgence! I do "cheat" a bit on it, and use some ultra-low carb bready something to float the cheese (and lots of that!).
I also love eggs. Soft-boiled are something of a fetish for me lately. Used to be I'd eat them occasionally. Then I started eating them every morning. Now sometimes I'll eat them for breakfast AND dinner. Go figure. That's where my hunger leads me. Who am I to quibble? They were a challenge for me to master at first. Now I can get them cooked perfectly: to the point that I can actually break the shell and scoop the entire innards out without breaking into the yolk (which is deliciously liquid even tho the white is set). At the moment, I can't imagine a time when soft-boiled eggs would not appeal, sick or not.
If it's something cold and sweetish you're craving, try blending up some of the frozen berries meant to be used for smoothies. You don't have to make it with a lot of carb-y ingredients. Blend 'em and strain 'em and add only enough sugar (or substitute of your choice) to keep them from being "pucker material." I like the SF DaVinci syrups (in amazing flavors) meant to be used in coffees. I use those in lots of things. A favorite is the blueberry...which, incidentally, sounds like a likely addition to pureed frozen berries! That sounds a likely recipe too: freeze 'em as pops. mmm
And although it's a classic sickness food, I happen to also love gelatin. It's cool and soothing and easy on my stomach. I make my own, sugar-free. I can barely keep a stock in the fridge. Sick or not!
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I think orange juice has more sugars than most anything. I can't eat oranges or drink orange juice, especially towards evening, then I'm sick all night. I can eat part of an orange earlier in the day, but because of the carbs, I seldom do.
I think we all know what works for us tho whether we're ill or not - I'm like someone said with the eggs, I'll eat "soft boiled" or pached eggs or make an egg drop soup with the chicken broth..
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I respect your opinion. I think it helps to get different points of view. The poster should find the answers she needs and just ignore the rest. I tend to be a bit too hard core for most, lol. No worries.
LOL, not trying to sell it to you, just trying to say that we need to find balance between perfect eating and forgiving ourselves for minor indulgences. For some of us fruit juice may never be worth it, for others it is a special occasion treat. I also think that vegetable juices are not very high in sugar so see no reason not to consume them in moderation. Birgit
Suzanne, I get your point about the sugar. But I look at it this way: When people are sick they need more liquid. They need a mood booster. They need a little fiber. They feel like some quick energy. They need some vitamins. Drinking a small glass of freshly squeezed orange juice with the pulp provides all of that. To me it is far better to pay the comparably small price of having a little sugar than to give in to much more serious temptations that come with convenience foods. One glass of orange juice won't start sugar/carb cravings for most people at a time when their appetite is down anyhow. Birgit
Anytime, sick or not, that I start to want to stray I think about the facts.
1). If I cheat I will pay. There are no free rides. 2). I had to work hard to lose weight. It's too expensive to sell it for an oreo. 3). Sugar is poison and has no nutritional value. 4). There are no "healthy whole grains" as they cause insulin spikes. 5). And the biggie: If I do this I will hate myself in 30 minutes.
I think if there is ever a reason to have orange juice it's when your sick. I wouldn't do another one for a while but it did give you some vitamins and you could taste something pleasant. When we're sick we need to allow our bodies a little margin. I'll even add a teaspoon of honey to my tea. Get well soon and make sure you get enough rest, not the time to hit the gym, just some easy walking in fresh air. Birgit
Sometimes you just have to suck it up and deal. There are certainly times I have been sick and craved things that are not on plan. I immediately push those thoughts away. Eating off plan is just not an option for me, I do not give it any time or head space.
First, if your taste buds go on vacation and you can't taste anything anyway, you might as well be not tasting something that's good for as something that's not! But, beyond that, when I have a cold I usually eat a lot of eggs, mostly scrambled or in egg drop soup. (Heat a can of chicken broth to boiling. Add whatever veggies you have on hand and have the energy to do something with. Cook until veggies are done. Add 2 or 3 eggs and stir them around with a fork to break them up, and cook until done. Pour into a big mug and sip as much as you can, and eat the rest with a spoon.)
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I'm struggling a little today because I'm sick, I'm having a hard time getting my butt in gear and eating right. I hate being sick cause my taste buds usually go on vacation and it's easy for me to slide back into old habits. I"m doing good so far, i slipped yesterday and had a glass of OJ cause it sounded really good. lol. But I guess if that is the worse I do than I'm not doing too bad. lol.
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