Myth: Starve a Fever, Feed a Cold
Truth: Even though you may not have heard this adage, it couldn’t be more wrong. There’s no reason to starve yourself when you’re sick or trying to lose weight because your body is working overtime to fight infection. That means it doesn’t hurt to provide a little more fuel to help it during this challenging time by eating as much of a regular diet as possible.
This is especially important even if you don’t feel hungry at all. Of course, if you’re constantly feeling nauseous, it’s best to avoid solid foods and focus on warm liquids such as soups and tea, so they’re easy to digest and easier on your stomach. Calorie-dense foods are also a good idea to help replenish your electrolytes and keep your energy levels up as much as possible.