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Enjoying Atkins but getting cold- help!

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  1. cokes

    cokes Silver Member

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    Hi I have been doing Atkins for a couple of weeks now with a good result on induction and I'm quite happy with my induction eating so was planning to stay on it a while longer before going to OWL.
    But I'm starting to get a cold. Definately not my allergies as I religiously take an antihistamine. The main problem is my sore throat! I HATE sore throats. Does anyone have any good soothing (sugar free and allowed) recipes for my throat? I am managing to stay hydrated as I love water and drink pints of the stuff a day. Any good tips for my throat would be appreciated, Thank you x
     
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    Zinc. You can get it at any good health store or possibly a chemist.
    Well done on your losses. An excellent start.
     
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    Ooo thanks Leanne I will try the zinc. I guess its mainly natural remedys for most ailments as I was just reading the section of the book about some prescription medications stalling weightloss. Iam on one of those medications but it doesn't seem to have been a problem for the first 2 weeks but I'm not planning on adding anything else into the mix that might stall me!. Will def try the zinc though. Thankyou!
     
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    ClaireCat On a mission for boobs!

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    Echinacea is good for the cold, you can get tablets from asda or liquid out of holland & barrett x
     
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    Thanks Clairecat. I just don't want to get to the point of feeling like I'm swallowing razors as I tend to stuff my face if I get ill. CAN NOT happen this time, no reason to really as Im not craving anything. I'll just keep reminding myself of that ;)
     
  7. mustdoit

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    hot steamy bath and an early night xx
     
  8. cokes

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    Would love that Mustdoit but the blooming boiler is playing up and only giving me luke warm water and Im not calling anyone out at a weekend as it would be the wrong kind of £'s I'd be losing, lol. Will be having an early night, totm too so I am tired and will easily be asleep by 9.30pm x
     
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    ooooooooooooooooh thats awful .......... steamy kettle then !! things always break down during bank holidays ! good weight loss though xx
     
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    Kat1e This is for life

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    Suggest you get some sugar free throat lozenges in just in case. I found halls cherry menthol and strepsils strawberry easily available in the chemists. My theory was if i had them then wouldn't suddenly find i needed a sugar version when shops were shut! Actually hardly used them but felt like a good back up
    hope you feel better soon
     
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    Kat1e This is for life

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    Oh yes - and gargle with either hot salt water or apple cider vinegar (in fact that what i use for my dressings as mine has minimal carbs)
     
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    ladyfelsham Clean green leafy machine

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    My medicine for all situations is nurofen, not natural but carb free :)

    Hope you're feeling better now.
     
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    Morning cokes and welcome, how's your throat?
     
  14. cokes

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    Morning All, thank you all for your concern and helpful tips. Unfortunately I feel alot worse today. I am quite achy and blowing my nose every 30 seconds. I have found that drinking my tea has eased my throat a bit though. I drink the cleanse tea by Twinings which is really nice and the heat is so good on my throat.
    I do feel rough but not quite flu rough yet, I had a major bout at christmas and I'm nothing like that, so I'm counting my blessings. I must look rough too as the hubby made my breakfast, which I managed to eat but almost couldn't be bothered too. I want my energy back!
    I have my days food planned to keep me on track anyway and I'm gonna make it whether or not I feel like eating it, must stay on track!
     
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    sorry you are poorly ............. see what you can do ..........keep the water up ( loosing a lot from that snot ! ) xx
     
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    Hi Mustdoit, I drink a ton of water anyway but seriously theres more coming out my nose than Im putting in! Gross I know but thats reality, it sucks. Ive got my big comfy cardi on and Im gonna watch Devil wears Prada and feel sorry for myself. I might watch Haatchi too but I'm not sure I'll have enough tissues for that as I cry bucket loads at it. It's a great film if you love dogs. The excersise is gonna be on the backburner today, but not totally as I have 2 very active dogs who need walking whatever I feel like :doggy::doggy:
     
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    would join you but might catch your cold !!! x
     
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    It is but it thins your skin cells out making you more susceptible to sunburn ... So use with caution... It's a great supplement during the winter months :) x
     
  19. cokes

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    Ooo I don't want to thin my skin. Had eczema growing up and used loads of steriod creams which made it thin enough. Luckily I have very little now, it only flares with major changes in tempratures, Thanks.
    Right off to watch my films now :hug99:
     
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    No worries...... :) x
     
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