Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What You Need to Know about Weight Loss due to Flu

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Have you noticed how while having a bout with influenza or the flu, you easily lose weight? When the weather changes--cold to hot or hot to cold, wet to dry or dry to wet--that's when the flu virus seems more active and pervade. You need to drink lots more water or fresh juices.

Why do you lose weight during a bout of flu?
  • Your appetite is often affected, so you eat less.
  • Body and mental stress burns up fat.
  • Loss of fluid
  • Excess perspiration during recuperation period
  • Frequent body chills doubly burn up fat
Thus, it's sometimes wonderful how you lose weight and slim down after a bout of flu. To people who find it hard to lose weight, this is good news. But not for long. Remember, the weight loss here was due to an ailment. Once your body starts recuperating, it needs nutrients to recover. Your appetite recovers as well and you start craving for food. If you don't watch out, you may end up gaining more weight than how you weighed before the flu set in.

I've watched folks who slimmed down dramatically after suffering flu and then quickly gained weight a few days after. They became too confident that the slimming effect would be permanent. There's this feeling that once you slim down it would take a lot of eating to make you gain weight again. You feel the weight loss is somewhat permanent. But later, you get the surprise of your life. Presto--you become fatter faster!

So the trick here to sustain the weight loss is to eat more vegetables, fruits and proteins and especially consume more fresh fruit juices (without sugar). These foods are nutrient rich and help your body recuperate as it also retains its slimness. 

Recovery from Ailment and Maintaining Weight Loss Via Spiritual Means?

Now, when you have just recovered from sickness and still somewhat feeling weak, bible passages can help you recover both spiritually, emotionally, and physically. If you know the apt passages to ponder on, you'd be strengthened bodily and get discipline to retain the weight loss you gained from the ailment, like what flu does to your weight. Read all about it on my CS Blog by clicking here!

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