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    What do you eat when you're sick?

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    Woke up with a cold this morning and not sure I'll be able to stomach my normal PB meals. I did manage some scrambled eggs in coconut oil and I'm having some tea right now. Thank goodness I have some chicken soup in the freezer so I put that out to defrost and will eat them when I'm hungry. I just have no idea what will sound good for dinner. I'm not sure if my BAS will be in the cards today.

    I think this cold is from lack of sleep since I'm the only one sick in the house and I normally only get something if my son is sick. I think my body is rebelling.

    What primal foods do you eat when you're sick?

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    Soup, soup, and more soup (sounds like you're already on that). What about some roasted veggies instead of your BAS? The warmth, texture, and flavor is appealing with a cold.
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    Just what you had--scrambled eggs and my homemade soup. I try to keep servings of soup in the freezer all the time. And lots and lots of tea for hydration.

    If I happen to have GI upsets (virus), I'll usually just have tea and fast from food because a doctor once told me that's the best thing to do--just stay hydrated.

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    Generally, when I feel sick, my stomach gets weird so I eat what feels good (and don't care about macro nutrient ratios). Last night I was sick with a SUPER bad sore throat, I drank tons of bone broth and made this primal coconut apple pudding (but I ate it hot) and some apple sauce I had on hand. If I'd had coconut water, I would have had plenty of that too. Mmmm! When a sore throat isn't an issue, like the others, I eat lots of soup.

    Feel better soon!

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    I'm with jqbancroft - go with what feels good at the moment. Don't try to plan 12 hours in advance when you're sick.
    That said, in addition to teas and soups, I tend to also like cooked fruit with cinnamon and butter. Like heat up some frozen berries and a banana in a frying pan with butter and put on some cinnamon. Comfort food for me.

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    If you're not hungry then don't eat. Fasting is a good way of getting rid of colds quickly. Look at animals and children- they don't want to eat when they're sick. There's a reason for this but CW tells us it isn't healthy to skip meals.

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    I make a lot of Chicken soup and sleep a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moochy View Post
    I make a lot of Chicken soup and sleep a lot.
    Luckily I have tons of chicken soup in the freezer but the sleep thing is a challenge since I have a three year old in the house and he doesn't nap.

    I'm only planning to eat when hungry and right now just trying to drink tea and water.

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    Been sick here, too, and having the same questions. Am only getting my appetite back slowly. Aside from fresh organic oranges, I stayed away from all sugar sources -- sweets and starches and milk.

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    homemade chicken soup. something i do with mine...i leave the bones from the carcass in it the entire time. even when in the freezer. i want every drop of nutrient from those bones that i can get.

    just be careful when eating. lol.
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