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Discussion in 'Ketogenic diet forum' started by TeddyTottie, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. TeddyTottie

    TeddyTottie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So I seems to have picked up a bug - how this is possible I really don’t know since I only go to the supermarket once every 10 days, and out on my bike once a week. This last activity with the same, single person I have been ‘bubbling’ with since bubbles were a thing.

    Anyway, I have a flu-y bug with some deleterious stomach effects. I am pretty sure it’s not covid, but since I have a slight fever I have ordered a home test for peace of mind. I am having a sofa day today, not felt too bad, but of course, as the day wears on I start to feel worse and develop a craving for a lemon drink (with/without whiskey, delete as appropriate) so I dug out the remains of a pack of Tesco own-brand lemsip. Pack is rubbish, no nutritional info at all, but ingredients include sucrose, so a spot of searching here reveals around 10g of carbs per sachet!

    Ok, what now? No lemons in the house... And then I remembered, I have a lockdown herb garden, which includes two amazingly bushy plants - lemon verbena and lemon balm. So I now have fresh herb tea, which is delicious (with/without whiskey, use your imagination) and a couple of paracetamol. All is good!
     
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  2. JenniferM55

    JenniferM55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope you get better soon. Sounds you're on top of your chill. Who knows where these bugs come from... this is why Covid is so scary.
     
  3. TeddyTottie

    TeddyTottie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t been unwell since I was diagnosed, but yesterday I was flummoxed - all the snacky little
    comforting carby meals I would normally eat when suffering the lurgy are off the table - plain rice, baked spud, tinned tomato soup, maybe a slice of toast... All the things I could rely on not to upset an already very dodgy digestion. Couldn’t face cheese, eggs, meat, fish...But in the end, yay keto, because I just decided to fast til the morning. And while I was a bit peckish just before bed, it didn’t bother me overnight and I wasn’t ravenous this morning.

    Ketosis is a very freeing state, I find. And I am learning to trust my body more and more.
     
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    mouseee · Well-Known Member

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    My go to illness foods were also toast (with marmite obvs) or a buttery jacket potato.

    I feel your pain!
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    I have some warm broth with a cracked egg in it if I’m not feeling well but need something.
     
  6. TeddyTottie

    TeddyTottie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah now, you have just reminded me that I have some bovril. Not with an egg, I have limited tolerance for eggs at the best of times and certainly not if I already feel nauseous. But after eating very little for 48 hrs I am ready for a curry tonight!
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Well you must be on the mend of you are thinking about curry!
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As the sachets are normally 5g it seems unlikely that they contain 10g of carbs. I have some Galpharm "lemsip" that came from a supermarket. The leaflet says 1.9g sucrose per 5g sachet.
     
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    TeddyTottie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good point!
     
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    I use lemon balm for tea too.
    Even better if let it cool it makes a nice sugar free mixer for with/without gin or with/without whisky
     
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