Sometimes you get sick enough to stay in bed for a while. And when you're in bed not doing much of anything, you can play havoc with your weight loss goals. Since you're not able to exercise, and you're more likely to give in to junk food cravings for comfort, you run the risk of gaining back any weight you've lost already.
Self-discipline is even more important in these cases than ever before. It can also be more difficult to, because you're not feeling well. Here are some tips that might be helpful.
1. Try to get extra sleep. Sleep can be a very powerful tool that the body uses to help make you feel better. Not only that, getting extra sleep means that you'll avoid passing the time by munching on snack foods. Giving your body plenty of sleep will help it to recover much more quickly, so that you can get back to your weight loss routines.
2. Drink plenty of water. Water is another excellent tool for helping your body to lose weight. It helps cleanse a body of toxins, and flushing those toxins out of your body also flushes extra fat out of your body too. Water will also help you feel less hungry, and it's a critical ingredient for helping your body fight your illness.
3. Be aware that you will crave more junk food when you're sick. For most of us, junk foods are a comfort food. And when we're not feeling good, we usually crave anything that makes us feel better, and junk food is a common choice. Avoiding this junk food when were sick is extremely difficult to do. We're not feeling good to start with, we are weak, we're tired, and we just don't feel like dealing with the world. This is why getting plenty of sleep and drinking plenty of fluids can help, because both of those will help you not give into the junk food cravings.
4. Realize that you probably can't exercise while you're sick. If you're sick enough to be in bed, it's not likely your body is able to handle physical exercise and activity. And since you're not being very active, there's a strong chance that you will end up gaining some of your weight back that has already been lost. Once you're feeling better though, and your body has had time to recuperate from your sickness, then you should be able to gradually get back into your exercise routines, and work on losing more weight. Until then, try to sleep more, try to drink more fluids, and do your best not to give in to your junk food cravings.
This combination of tips and techniques may not help you lose more weight, but hopefully they can help you prevent gaining any of your lost weight back.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Kathy_Burns-Millyard