Glad you are feeling better. I haven't been sick in 2-3 years, but when I am sick, I don't eat on plan. Mostly because I have to prepare my meals. So I get my brother to get me soup, or something I can nuke, and get back to bed. Because of my heart condition, being sick really weakens me. Coffee, and jello are safe. I never drink coffee, but warm fluids tend to make me feel good.
Usually if I am off plan 1-2 days, I can get right back on now. It was much harder before, but I think my body prefers low carb now, and I just feel weird when I eat off plan.
"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them "
- Albert Einstein
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
Glad to hear you are already better. I would say go with what your body feels like within reason. I tend to do well with a little natural sugar like in berries or apples. Small amounts of plain yogurt may help to restore gut bacteria. I also feel much better drinking peppermint tea, maybe with a small amount of raw honey added. It does work like medicine. Birgit
Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 8/12/2013 (01:52)
You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.
I haven't been sick since I've been LC, but before when I was sick, after the hurling stopped I like weak black tea (unsweetened, I never did take sugar in coffee or tea, hot or cold), real warm, not hot, or a bit cooler than room temp. Diet ginger ale, chicken broth, thin toast with butter, scrambled egg, real juice popsicles, and mashed or baked potato with salt.
If I have a cold, I make this concoction and it really works. It's supposed to be a tea but it's not so good so I make it with chicken broth so it's more soup like:
1 box (tetra pak) chicken broth, 1 whole head of garlic, 1T fresh sage or 1/2 t dried, 1 lemon, a small slice of ginger and as much cayenne as you can comfortably stand. I like hot food so I have quite a bit but the hub is a wuss, so I add maybe 1/2 t to the batch and extra to mine. Add all ingredients to the pan, roll the lemon around, cut in half and squeeze before dropping in. Simmer for 5-10 min. Strain and then sip 1 c every hour and stay tucked in bed.
1. Stop wasting money- Save money
2. Exercise- do something every day
3. Get organized- mise en place
4. Write a letter by hand at least once a week.
Every day this side of the sod is a good day- not sure who said it
My animals make me happy, some people not so much- a bumper sticker
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 ... (attributation forgotten)
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it. ~attributed to Chief Seattle
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies. ~C.S. Lewis
Sorry to hear you have been sick. When I'm sick, I go for the old-fashioned remedies, like chicken noodle soup and some sugar-free jello. I like the Lipton brand chicken noodle soup - the noodles are really thin little ones. And it has some small diced chicken in it. I just like to drink the broth.
Is it me or have a lot of our members been sick lately? What's up?
I think I suggested to Maw the other day that since I have added echinacea to my daily supplement routine, I have not caught any cold or flu bugs for about a year now. (Knock on wood.)
Hope you regain your health soon.
George S. Patton-You're never beaten until you admit it.
Sorry you're so sick, Suzanne. I'm really not very carb sensitive so I ate Progresso Chicken and Dumpling soup last week when it was my turn (which was just a very sore throat and bad head cold, not stomach flu) - I find the dumplings easier to flick out than noodles and if one or two get eaten it doesn't bother me. I hope you feel better!
"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein
I'm sorry you don't feel well. That's great that you've been careful on the diet while you're recovering from the stomach flu. I saw this blog last week about alternatives to the BRAT Diet for a sick stomach - bone broth, ginger and peppermint. I personally like some chicken soup with ginger in it. I hope you feel better soon.
I was nauseous 2 weekends ago and I had our old family standby, saltine crackers crushed up into a bowl of milk. It made me feel better and it stayed down so I didn't grudge myself the wheat. However, that's just me. I don't actually seem to have any major sensitivities to wheat, I just feel better when I don't eat any.
I think this is another case of everyone needing a unique solution.
I have has a stomach flu this week and staying on plan has certainly been a challenge. I did allow myself diet ginger ale which was delicious. But, not so fun today when all I want is ginger ale! I found deli meat with mayo the only lc choice that did not make me gag. How do you guys handle being sick?
I would have given anything to eat toast and cereal though.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.