I feel that sick requires comfort! I will go off plan if I'm sick and eat what (or if) I can. Bone or other broth is great, if I can stomach hot food. Teas are good, especially peppermint or chamomile. I'm also a fan of gingered chicken broth; ginger is a great addition to egg drop soup, too.
If my stomach isn't happy with hot foods, I like gelatin. Although, if I'm miserable and just want it - I will also suck on some really low carb (cheapie!) popsicles I get at Walmart. I've been known to break down and have some sherbet or Italian ice. Sherbet "push-up" bars.
If my stomach is really upset, I will have a little peppermint candy, like a Starlight™ mint, or sometimes horehound drops. My dad, an old-timey GP, used to give me a teaspoon of concentrated cola syrup for a cantankerous stomach. Mom favored shaved ice with lemon and honey.
My favorite "sick food" was always a big bowl of white rice, cooked soft, with lots of butter. I did try that the last time I was sick... but since I've been on a LC lifestyle, it wreaked havoc with my digestion. I won't do that again. The other off-plan things I've mentioned here didn't cause me any grief. The rice, no. Never again.
I don't like to vault off the wagon I'm on with LC... but I figure sick is temporary. I'm not dropping the ball - I'm going to (and do) go right back to my chosen lifestyle as soon as my body will let me. Meanwhile, a little bit of off-plan pampering isn't going to set me back so far I can't recover from it.
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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