Recovering from viral infection but have intense hunger?

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AngeleyesJo
AngeleyesJo Posts: 191 Member
edited March 2017 in Health and Weight Loss
I'm currently recovering hopefully from a viral infection, though I seem intensely hungry all the time, I thought it's the opposite when your ill? Am I burning more calories fighting a virus?

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  • Afura
    Afura Posts: 2,054 Member
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    Did you not eat a lot while you were in the throes of infection?
  • AngeleyesJo
    AngeleyesJo Posts: 191 Member
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    I tried to continue with my calorie counting
  • middlehaitch
    middlehaitch Posts: 8,485 Member
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    Probably a good idea to eat at maintenance while recovering. Gives you a bit of leeway for your hunger too.
    Yes the body does use a few more calories when healing.
    Cheers, h.
  • Afura
    Afura Posts: 2,054 Member
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    After I start getting better, I tend to be a little more hungry than normal. I would eat at maintenance for a few days to help your body recover, then head back to the salt mines. :smiley:
  • RodaRose
    RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
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    Increase calories for a few days. Eat at maintenance or a little above.
  • AngeleyesJo
    AngeleyesJo Posts: 191 Member
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    Thanks
  • LAT1963
    LAT1963 Posts: 1,375 Member
    edited April 2017
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    Yeah even though you may not be hungry while actually sick, when you are running a fever you are burning extra calories. Eat at maintenance until you're no longer ravenous, then resume the diet.