Help with nutrition while trying to build muscle but inactive due to being ill

AMonari Posts: 49 Member
Sorry if the issue I'm raising in my post has been covered in detail in the past.

I'm currently down with a virus that requires antibiotics. Having seen a doctor today I've been told time off any training/lifting/exercise for at least 3 to 5 days plus the antibiotics should clear up my problem. At the time of writing this and with me feeling more unwell I've already been away from the gym for 3 days. Basically in total I'm going to be away from the gym for a maximum of 7 or 8 days.

How do I handle my nutrition during this period?

My current regime is all pro's program ( and as of my last work out I completed my day 2 of week 3 in week 3.

Please have a look at my training tracking on my bodyspace profile here:

As for my nutrition when training I'm eating at 2200 calories which is close to my maintenance which us 2415 calories please see my previous post here where I got really good advice regarding my nutrition.

You can see my current nutrition in my diary here:

Essentially as I mentioned earlier I would like some advice on how to handle my eating this period.


  • queenliz99
    queenliz99 Posts: 15,317 Member
    Eat at maintenance, you need rest and your body needs to heal :) Then come back well rested and exercise like a beast. Your body will love you for it!!
  • AMonari
    AMonari Posts: 49 Member
    @queenliz99 .. appreciate the quick reply .. thats what my plan essentially is .. just need to know how to handle it as this is the 1st time I've been ill since my exercise and nutrition regimes.
  • SideSteel
    SideSteel Posts: 11,068 Member
    Not to diminish the importance of your post but it's not going to make a big difference either way given we're talking about 1 week.

    Having said that, I'd stick your cals roughly at maintenance give or take.
  • AMonari
    AMonari Posts: 49 Member
    thanks @SideSteel .. appreciate the quick reply ..