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Old 03-04-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
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Help, intestinal flu and induction.

Help, my daughter had the intestinal flu and I got it 5 days into induction.
I'm in ketosis which is great but I haven't ate much today. I can't keep anything in. I had an Atkins shake, and drank water. I have no appetite, but I know I need to eat something so my sugar doesn't drop, as I'm pretty sure that happened this morning.
Any suggestions?
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:41 PM   #2
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Are you worried about sugar because you are diabetic?

If not....BROTH....broth...if you can tolerate it...for electrolytes. Other than that, I wouldn't worry about it.

If you have fat on your body, your body will figure it out.

Ketosis is about what you aren't eating, not about what you ARE eating. IF you are sick, and have fat store, your body will use them until you heal. A few days will be just fine. Drink liquids and electrolytes to stave off dehydration.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:27 PM   #3
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Egg drop soup always tends to sit well with me when I'm sick. Hope you feel better!
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:54 PM   #4
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When you are ill, the rules can be different. My LC dr suggested brown rice because rice wii grab the virus and help it vacate the body. Also, sf jello, broth, SF applesauce.

Diet ginger ale or sprite is good, too.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:23 PM   #5
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Thank you. I don't think I'm diabetic, however I am worried because this morning before getting sick the first time I got kind of dizzy.

I'm not hungry my stomach hurts but not from hunger so I will try some diet ginger ale and I got a powerade 0 for the electrolytes.
I do have broth, and sf jello for when I have an appetite.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:34 AM   #6
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Give your digestive system a rest by just sticking to clear fluids for a day or three, until you feel better.

Just broth, sugar-free drinks, sugar-free jello (if you like it), coffee & tea with no milk or cream.

I used to fear going without eating and I had all kinds of beliefs about it being dangerous. But then I developed some digestive health problems and learned that the first thing the doc has you do to rest your bowel is STOP EATING. Usually for 3 days. Then bring on gentle foods in small quantities and see how you do. I usually start by adding a little white-meat chicken to my broth to break my fast.

Good luck! Feel better soon!
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Thank you!
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I had a horrible stomach bug a few weeks ago. I mean, HORRIBLE. I had to get an anti-nausea shot at the doctor. I've also been sick numerous other times while on plan.

Here's what works for me.

Ginger tea, hot or cold. Sip it throughout the day. Ginger helps settle the stomach (hence the popularity of ginger ale when sick). I have both ginger root and ginger tea bags, and use whichever I'm in the mood for at the time.

Broth. I make my own bone broth, but storebought is just fine. Add ginger or cayenne to the broth if you can; again, they'll help the stomach issues.

When I'm able to stomach it (literally), I make egg drop soup with the broth as a base. First I just do a very simple version, with one egg in plain broth, then later, I might make it more authentically by adding a bit of seasoning.

Then I move up to poaching skinless chicken in the broth (you see the recurring theme here!).

Eventually, I'll graduate to adding vegetables to the chicken soup. That's when I'm almost back to normal.

I hope you feel better!
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:06 AM   #9
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Thank you all very much. Looking up recipe for egg drop soup now!
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