Feeling the Flu

January 25, 2018

I’ve been taking a break from The Body Coach plan for the past two days, the reason? I’ve been hit with a nasty cold virus and my body needs fuel. I know I shouldn’t ‘quit’ because the whole point of following this plan is to feel healthier for the rest of my life, but you try cooking up breakfasts and dinner for four with a runny nose. Therefore I’m seeing this small break not as quitting, but as resting and healing. I’m still eating the meals I have already prepared – I’m just taking a break from preparing anything new until I am better.

I have a fairly set regimen when I catch a cold virus, as a teacher I get them often, and recently I have found I am bouncing back more quickly than I used to. A new positive attitude perhaps? But here are my top tips for surviving the snotty sneezes of cold and flu season:

  • Drink hot drinks. I can’t stand the taste of water when I’m bunged up, so tea it is.
  • Rest. I don’t sleep well with a cold, but I do stay in bed and let my body rest.
  • Eat carbs. Yes, even if you are in the middle of a ‘diet’, sick bodies need strength.
  • Drink orange juice. I never touch the stuff normally, but the placebo of getting more vitamin C helps.

What are your top tips for getting over sniffles and aches during cold viruses?

3 thoughts on “Feeling the Flu

  1. Pauline

    Ahh, I’m sorry to hear that you’ve got a flu. :( My main tips is FLUIDS. Get as much as you can! I always have lemons with my tea and water especially when I’m feeling unwell, I think it really helps with the removal of toxins and bad stuff in my body!

    I’m so happy to hear that despite this you’re fighting your way through the Body Coach plan, GO YOU! Don’t give up because of small set backs!

    I hope you get better!

  2. Kassy

    That is no good that you have not been feeling well. I hope that things will start to improve soon. I can understand why you would need a small break from The Body Coach. It’s good that you still had some meals prepared.

    They are great tips! Like you I find it so hard to drink water when I am feeling sick. My body doesn’t want it that way. In tea is such a better way. :D

  3. Shanae

    I still cannot stand the taste of orange juice, so I take a 1000mg vitamin c tablet daily when I am sick. I assume it convinces me I’ll get better faster or something. I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well. I’ve been down the last 3 days and have missed my workouts as a result. I feel awful, but I have zero strength. I hope you’ll be feeling better soon!


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