Dieting and the Flu

This happens to all of us at one point while on protocol.  What to do if you are sick?  My family has had a stomach flu and head colds this week and here are some tips for staying on protocol when you feel sick.   I relied heavily on the cabbage chicken soup.  Make sure and get the sugar free organic broth.   I get mine from the diabetic isle at the grocery store.

100 grams chicken
2 C. Cabbage
2 C. Low Sodium Chicken Broth (or 1 C. Water, 1 C. broth)
2 Tbsp Bragg’s amino acids
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. Chopped onion
Seasonings to taste: Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, Mrs. Dash, salt & pepper

Cook chicken in broth mixture along with spices. Let simmer for a few minutes after the chicken is fully cooked. Add cabbage and cook until desired tenderness of cabbage.

For those in the house not on protocol, I boil Egg Noodles and made real chicken noodle soup for them.  Even with the cabbage it was well received.

I purchased the Bentley’s Tea Leaves for Life tin at Linens and Things full of antioxidant power green teas, but later found it on Amazon.  Sipping hot tea has always been a great cure for the common cold and green tea is best for this.  The flavors available Oriental Green, Pomegranate, Mango, Papaya, Raspberry and Blueberry.  The kids even loved the fruity teas.

I recommend oranges for their high vitamin C and help in fighting off the common cold.

Note that being sick can make your weight stall, lose more than normal and some may even retain water and gain.  Give yourself three days to recover once you are over your flu to get accurate results on the scale.

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