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Dealing with illness when on a diet

Rachel L

Full Member
My health has been atrocious for the last month or so. I've now had a really bad chest infection and am on antibiotics.
My problem -
I don't know what to do about the dieting.
I have been flipping between coming off the diet and then going back on it till i feel rough again. The problem is when i come off the diet i comfort eat because i'm not feeling well. Then i worry about my weight, try to get back on the diet and then slip again. I feel i'm going in circles at the moment.

What do other people do when they get ill? :confused: Do you stick with the diet or come off it till you are well again?

I have decided to try again as i am feeling a lot better, but am not completely well. I am going to try for loads of fresh fruit and veg and general healthy eating (i calorie count). I have set myself a holiday target for the end of next month and am determined to make it.
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When i am ill i only drink water anyway untill i am better. Had my gallbladder out and then only drank water for 5 days. I don't know why, it isn't a plan, it just feels like the right thing to do. Give my body a rest to recover itself. I am not saying this is the right thing to do at all, just another opnion.

Rachel L

Full Member
Thanks for that annie_d. It's made me think that a lot of my problem is just me over eating and drinking again, and using being ill as an excuse.
I guess i have always comfort eat when i am ill since childhood. Crisps and chocolate when some fruit would have been far better.
I need to work out why i always turn to food and drink. As my husband said, i need to get some self control. I just wish i knew why i find it so hard to stop eating.

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