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not eaten for 2 days due to illness...

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charlietangoteakettlebarbeque Mon 03-Mar-14 20:46:09

Hiya

have had gastroenteritis for last 2 days and eaten next to nothing.

Does that's mean I should not do my usual fast days this week? I would usually do tomorrow and Thurs.

To be honest I'm not sure I'll be able to eat tomorrow anyway as I'm still feeling unwell.

Thanks in advance for any responses xx

MetellaEstMater Mon 03-Mar-14 21:15:59

Personally (and it is just an opinion - I'm new to 5:2 and not medicky trained in any way!) I would not fast for a few days once recovered from gastroenteritis and get my strength back and nutrition up.

Get well soon! thanks

MetellaEstMater Mon 03-Mar-14 21:16:24

Medically or medicky (?!) trained that is....

BigChocFrenzy Mon 03-Mar-14 22:21:49

Charlie You should never fast when ill, as we wrote in the OP, because your body needs extra nutrients to mend.

While your stomach is recovering:
- drink lots of water, no juice or coffee
- just eat a little dry toast

When you feel 100% again, take at least another week of "convalescence":
- try to eat healthily
- keep drinking water
- cut out all junk, alcohol, fizzy drinks
- don't exceed your TDEE

You can have treats again on NFDs when you resume 5:2.

Hope you feel better very soon flowers

charlietangoteakettlebarbeque Mon 03-Mar-14 22:30:23

Hello both and thank you for replying. I thought this was the case. I'll read that op I'm fairly new to this you see.

It's awful being ill but I'll try and look on the bright side, no fast days this week!! ;)

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