Getting Sick Is A Good Way to Slim Down

I hate being sick, but... - Being sick is never fun...the only advantage I know is that it is a good way to slim down without really trying. But I hate getting sick, and I would do anything possible to prevent it...
@psyche49f (2504)
Philippines
June 28, 2008 6:45am CST
I was hospitalized from June 23 to June 27 because of some problems with my intestines, and which resulted to severe abdominal pains and vommitting. Last June 23 was really 'hell' for me because I was vommitting endlessly. The doctor has to put me on a strictly 'no food' instruction, and that started my ordeal. Happily, I am back to my normal self again and was discharged last Friday, June 27. I am so thankful to my attending doctor for making me well again. When I weighed myself this afternoon, I was surprised because I discovered I lost at least 5 pounds for only about 5 days of being sick. Four years ago when I had my hysterectomy, it was even worst because I lost around 9 pounds. Now, when people see me losing weight, they conceded that getting sick (such as my case) is truly a sure way to slim down. What about you guys? Please share. But please, don't get sick!
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@Hatley (164037)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jun 08
too late I come down with shingles the first of this month and have been fighting the discomfort but the one bright spot I lost eight pounds, good for me, as I hurt too much to care about food and thus the weight started to come down. lol. still battling but hoping it will soon clear up but at least the weight did stay off.
@psyche49f (2504)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
It was a blessing in disguise, the same with mine...
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Jun 08
This is certainly true. I once had food poisoning and didn't eat for a while and my trousers started feeling loose on my hips. Other times, when I don't eat as well or go a few days without my regular intake my trousers actually start falling off my hips and when I check it out I have lost weight. Its not really being sick, its not eating. Anybody who wants to lose weight fast all they have to do is not eat or eat a lot less. You'll just see the fat dropping off.
@psyche49f (2504)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
I agree with you...but in my case, I could not eat less really...he, he, he. It was only when I got sick that I really lost the appetite...All it takes is really lots of will power...
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
also, taking vitamin c everyday can make u slim i know right..haha i am already slim so i don't need it but my friends are using it. definitely a healthy way on staying fit huh?
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@wachit14 (3599)
• United States
28 Jun 08
About twelve years ago I became very sick. I had terrible panic attacks and I developed stomach problems from the medication I was given. I lost almost twenty pounds to the point of being emaciated. I had so much trouble eating. It made me appreciate the importance of good health so much more and even though I was much thinner, I was no happier. Getting sick is not a good way to slim down, but if it's only five pounds then I guess it's no big deal.
@maryannemax (12165)
• Sweden
29 Jun 08
true. it's not a good way of slimming down since it's not healthy at all. well, atleast psyche49f did not do it on purpose, right? but getting sick on purpose just to go down some pounds is never reasonable. anne
@RAMONES (537)
• Belgium
29 Jun 08
Yeah right.... and dieing is an even better way :P
@maryannemax (12165)
• Sweden
29 Jun 08
being sick surely helps you go down in weight but i won't consider it a good way of doing it. there are lots of ways of slimming down. ofcourse, it takes effort, time and sometimes, even money to do it. well, atleast, without having sick. anne
@barehugs (8980)
• Canada
28 Jun 08
Getting sick is Not a good way to slim down! There is never anything good about getting sick. Doctors don't make you well again either. The doctor can only advise you on your health and give you medication to help You correct it.I haven't had a medical checkup for 30 years and am still working every day at 74 years of age. I don't believe in getting sick. My whole focus is on being Healthy. I watch my diet and do Yoga every day. Have never been overweight in my life. I still wear a leather belt I bought when I was 18, but have to let it out one notch.
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
28 Jun 08
Hi psyche, great news that you are in your perfect condition now! I agree with you, it's the most effective way to slim down since most of the people will also lose their appetites while being sick, but not also the healthy way since the body will not be receiving appropriate vitamins and it affects the skin.So, there are slim people whose skin is not healthy to look at not unless there is sufficient vitamins supplement and for sure in Hospital they do!
• Malaysia
28 Jun 08
Hey psyche49f, relating sickness to losing weight is funny but i see your point. When you get sick, obviously your appetite will decrease, therefore you eat less and then result in losing weight. However, what we can achieve during our sick days is also achievable when we're healthy. I t is just a matter of mentality and knowing that what we eat is more than what we need.
@ShepherdSpy (8557)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
28 Jun 08
Been there,done that...I picked up (I think) a Flu Bug a few years back,but it killed my appetite-My mouth was very sensitive,trying to eat solid food -hurt-! I ended up in bed with the sweats and shivers,eating bread dunked in a mug of bovril for 2 days-I never lost weight quicker than that week!
@gemini_rose (16266)
28 Jun 08
Yes being sick does lose us weight as does stress! I lost 5 stone through stress and being ill, I had needed to lose weight and was planning to go on a diet but then I did not need too!