Hope everyone had a great weekend!
I ended up working on Friday night, and the next day felt horrible. I’ve mentioned feeling ill a couple times the last few weeks, but brushed it off mostly.
On Saturday I finally went to the clinic because I was just exhausted and my head and throat had been killing me for weeks. Turns out I have a sinus infection, with a possible case of tonsillitis, so I came home and slept most of the weekend away. Still not feeling great today, but I’ll be resting the next few days to make sure I recover properly.
Ways to feel marvelous while you are sick…
Fuel yourself with delicious foods
When I’m feeling under the weather, I like to start my day with a stick to my ribs breakfast, its no fun feeling sick with that gnawing hunger feeling some colds leave you with. Of course, oat bran does the trick for me, it is full of good nutrients to fight off that sickness.
I’ve been enjoying hot beverages like cray since I’ve been sick, once I gave myself permission to be sick I relaxed on the couch and enjoyed endless cups of tea.
To jazz it up, I usually add cucumber, lemon and mint or frozen strawberries and limes. This is my sickness approved happy hour. And its refreshing too. It is so important to hydrate yourself while feeling sick, you need to flush out the sickness. Things my mom taught me #264.
Not in pill form. I get those vitamins from my bowls of foodie goodness. Snacking it up with nutrient dense foods. This was some of my lovely pumpkin chia pudding. High in calcium, vitamin A + C, and iron. Chia seeds have a ton of benefits, so I’m just assuming they are helping me kick this to the curb
How I love thee. Go big or go home with the salads, maybe its the placebo effect, but I feel good when I make sure to get those greens in when feeling sick. Sometimes, greens make me gag when I’m ill, so I go with blending in those greens. Smoothie form, muffin form, or adding them any easy way I can.
Honour your hunger
I have a hard time understanding my hunger cues, they get much more messed up when I’m feeling under the weather though.
Our bodies don’t require the same calorie needs everyday, and I figure I’m sick my body needs some extra calories to recover. Usually, I just ignore my hunger, occupy myself with other things so I don’t feel it. Uh, no. How about I do the usual thing people do when they’re hungry and eat. Duh.
So why not enjoy that extra piece of dark chocolate. Antioxidants for the win.
Even though that’s not part of “my food plan”, it feels good to deviate from it once in a while.
Nothing makes me feel better more than watching other people embarrass themselves via reality TV. I find it hard to relax when I’m sick, but allowing my body to rest really made me realize how much I needed to slow down and how sick I really did feel. I mean, why should I feel guilty when I am actually sick.
Well, I’m off to get some more rest.
What do you eat when you are sick?