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Dieting when sick

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I always struggle with dieting when sick. Especially things that affect taste buds like colds and migraines. With a cold I generally have enough energy to count calories but always end of feeling ilke I'm starving, likely because of the extra calories being burned by coughing. With a migraine, I am just happy to find something that lets me not throw up.

I'm 24 hours into a migraine right now. Last night, I needed to eat something, but the only thing that didn't sound like puke was mac and cheese. I made it up, didn't bother counting calories, and felt gross afterwards (although thankfully not nauseous). I could just feel in my body that I had eaten such empty calories, and wasn't getting fuel from my food. What an interesting feeling! 3 weeks ago, I wouldn't have been able to say that I could tell the difference.

Does anyone else struggle with finding the right foods when sick?
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    I hope you feel better. All winter long, I keep 3 one quart containers of chicken broth on hand, along with the perdue pre-cooked chicken in my freezer, some egg noodles along with onions, carrots, celery. It allows me to throw together a quick chicken noodle soup that's really healthy. I literally will eat that for lunch and dinner several days in a row when I am sick.

    emoticon Rest up and feel better soon.
    1946 days ago
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