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From how 5:2 works and what to eat, to tips on getting through those fast days, read our guide to intermittent fasting.
Really sorry as I am sure this has been covered but quick question: today is my second fast day of the week and I have swollen glands and feel really cold-y. Would you fast ill? Not very ill, but a bit low? Or just cut my losses?Thank You!
I fasted when I had a very heavy head cold. In some ways just drinking hot drinks and water made me feel a bit better, as when I eat when I have cold it seems to make me more snotty.
Do NOT fast when ill , because your body needs extra nutrients to recover.While ill:- drink lots of water- cut out junk, alcohol, and if possible fizzy drinks- try to eat to TDEE for sedentaryMake sure you are 100% again before you try an FD.If you feel unwell when you resume your 1st FD, then wait a week before trying again.Hope you feel better very soon
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