How to Maintain Your Weight While Sick

 

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Veggie Meatballs with Fresh Mozzarella & Basil 

Disclaimer: I am not a professional dietician or trainer. This are just tips that work for me. Always consult your doctor before making changes to your diet or exercise. 

Move Around!

Whether its one mile or a walk to your mailbox and back its always important to keep your body moving. Even on my sickest days, I try to set little goals for myself. On my good days, I walk about a mile uphill on the treadmill, and let me tell you those endorphins make me feel so good!

Limit Your Carb Intake

Possibly one of the hardest things for me. I looove pizza, pasta, cake, bread you name it! If you take in too many carbs it can really make a difference (at least for me) with my weight and energy level.

Treat Yourself to Dessert

Do not ever take a food away permanently. This will make you more susceptible to binge eating something if you ever come in contact with it again. Try to give yourself dessert once or twice a week.

Eat Your Fruits & Veggies

I’ve come to really love vegetables and fruit. When picking a fruit, try not eat so much juicy and sugary ones (a.k.a. pineapple, peaches, plums, and grapes). Try to stick more to the apple & banana types of fruits.

Protein, Protein, Protein!

This is one of my weaknesses. I’m not a fan of red meat or pork of any sorts. I get my protein from chicken, fish, nuts, and tofu! But protein fills you up so make sure to include some in your meals or snacks.

Eat Smaller, More Dispersed Meals

Whoever told you there is only three meals a day isn’t completely right. If you get hungry (or like me, HANGRY= hungry & angry) more often try to make smaller meals every few hours. Something that would be in range of a smaller meal to me includes avocado toast or bread and peanut butter with some banana on the top.

Get Your ZZZ’s

This is so crucial to everything else. An adult should be getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Sleep effects everything from your mood, to hunger, to energy level.

I hope I had some helpful insights for you guys!!

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