Nutrisystem Update & Tips For When You Don’t Feel Well ~ Review

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This week, I have been fighting a cold. I have a sore throat, sore muscles, am overly tired, have a headache and am FREEZING cold. I am trying to rest, am wearing 3+ layers of clothing and am drinking as many hot drinks as my body will allow. I have also been unusually hungry. My guess (I am not an expert) is that because I am so cold and fighting the crud, my body is working extra hard, therefore is needing extra fuel (food.) I have been eating more than I should, but am trying to make healthy choices. I feel better today than yesterday, so the end of this crud is near. Thankfully!

If you feel like you are coming down with the crud, their are a few things you can do to help yourself feel better. Choose immune boosting foods such as eggs, garlic, ginger, leafy greens, citrus fruits, yogurt, seeds- especially zinc loaded sunflower or pumpkin seeds, sweet potatoes, and warm drinks- green tea combined with chamomile tea or broth. Rest! Give your body a break. Take a nap, read a good book, or watch the movie you have had DVRd for a month. Listen to your body; it will tell you what it needs!

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Without following the plan 100% and without exercising, I was worried about my week’s results. However, I knew that I had done the best I could while not feeling well.

My progress this week
Weight loss- no change
Arms- no change
Chest- no change
Waist- loss of .5 inch
Hips- no change
Thighs- loss of 1 inch
Calves- no change
Total- loss of 1.5 inches
Grand total- loss of 43.5 inches and 22 pounds

Like I said earlier, I do feel better today than yesterday. Today I am back on track 100%.


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Hello, my name is Laurie. I have been married to my husband for 10 years. We have two young daughters, ages 7 and 9 years old. My family and I live in Oregon so that means we are just minutes from the beach, mountains, and desert.  We love it here and try to spend as much time outdoors playing as we can.
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This post currently has 6 responses.

  • Sarah L

    For me the best things are rest, rest and rest. I make a tea with fresh ginger.

  • I am glad you are feeling better. I like how you listen to your body and mind. That is be the best advise. I am sure you will do well on your journey now that you feel better.

  • Lauryn R

    These are great tips for recovery when you are not feeling well, thanks for sharing! I was always told to starve a flu and feed a cold, so I always make plenty of sick food for my littles when they aren’t well. We have extreme fluxuations of temperatures here in Texas, so unfortunately getting sick is frequent.

  • ellen beck

    Glad you are almost done with being sick. Here we have just come off having colds or whatever it was. There is something going around called the norovirus. I think I had it, while hubby had the more common cold. He was hungry, I was throwing up everything. I lost 10 pounds and not the way you keep it off. Stay healthy, and when you get the crud, hot broths, help a lot.

  • Amber Ludwig

    Yay for no change though!! With feeling hungry all the time thats a great result!! I have been sick too but IM far from hungry 🙁 Ugh!! I feel like its making my illness last forever!! I never knew that eggs were immune boosting!! Off to eat some!! Glad you are feeling better!!

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