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Feed a cold and starve a fever. True or not ??

fillymum

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S: 107kg C: 85kg G: 79kg BMI: 33.2 Loss: 22kg(20.56%)
#1
I have a had a horrid cold and sore throat this week. It is still with me.

We have all heard the saying "feed a cold and starve a fever ". I have never really thought about it but all this week I have wanted to eat and eat and eat, all the wrong things.

I wonder does ones body tell us what to do.

Does anyone else get this reaction with a cold or am I going through a piggy week.
 
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Medusa

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#2
I've also heard "feed a cold TO starve a fever" but either way that doesn't help you does it? :D

I think if you are poorly then all bets are off to a certain extent. If your body is demanding scrambled egg or chicken soup then go for it.
 

hexe

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#3
I've also heard "feed a cold TO starve a fever" but either way that doesn't help you does it? :D

I think if you are poorly then all bets are off to a certain extent. If your body is demanding scrambled egg or chicken soup then go for it.
Chicken soup is fab food when you caught a cold. Lots of fresh fruit and veg (vitamins) and most importantly, keep well hydrated.
Not sure about this "feed a cold and starve a fever" thing, probably on the same line as my nana's recommendation to drink warmed up beer when suffering a cold. Yuk! LOL
 
#4
Hi, you post reminded me of something i read the other day, so iv done a bit of copy and pasting...

"The old saying 'Feed a cold, starve a fever' does work, although I wouldn't let that encourage you to stuff yourself lest you end up with an accumulation of more than just a mound of paper tissues.
Even so, it's crucial to nourish your body when you've been hit with a cold if you're to recover quickly and then stay well, so give yourself permission to slow down, to rest and to eat - in other words, listen to your body." ( Feeding a cold | Mail Online )

So keep on eating... lol.
 

fillymum

synful soul
S: 107kg C: 85kg G: 79kg BMI: 33.2 Loss: 22kg(20.56%)
#5
Hi, you post reminded me of something i read the other day, so iv done a bit of copy and pasting...

"The old saying 'Feed a cold, starve a fever' does work, although I wouldn't let that encourage you to stuff yourself lest you end up with an accumulation of more than just a mound of paper tissues.
Even so, it's crucial to nourish your body when you've been hit with a cold if you're to recover quickly and then stay well, so give yourself permission to slow down, to rest and to eat - in other words, listen to your body." ( Feeding a cold | Mail Online )

So keep on eating... lol.
Thanks Lorna, you have just made me feel so much better about what I have been eating.

I am normally pretty disciplined but this just felt like, must have,must eat.
 
#6
Your welcome, when it comes to things like this your health should always come 1st. And if eating is helping your body recover, then so be it. I really hope your feeling better soon. I think your a lovely lady always helping people on here, just returning the favour. x
 

Maximus

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#7
Hi Mumsy

Plenty of liquids, and loads of fruit and veg for the vitamins. No need to go off plan tubs;):p
 

Trudy

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#8
i,ve always feed a cold and starve a fever and its works for me...just be careful what you feed it with ;)
 

fillymum

synful soul
S: 107kg C: 85kg G: 79kg BMI: 33.2 Loss: 22kg(20.56%)
#9
Hi Mumsy

Plenty of liquids, and loads of fruit and veg for the vitamins. No need to go off plan tubs;):p
Cheeky child !!!! Where have you been hiding,not that I noticed you weren't around!!!!!

i,ve always feed a cold and starve a fever and its works for me...just be careful what you feed it with ;)
Unfortunately it seems to have involved to much pastry and to many stews with dumplings and far to many slices of raspberry cheesecake.
But tomorrow is another day and I feel so much better today.
 


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