A very common problem for people slimming down is getting sick a few days or weeks into their new eating habits. This happened to me 7 out of 10 times when I tried losing weight and it happens to a lot of people. The reason for this is because you are eating much less than your body is used to. When you do this your immune system is no where near as strong as it usually is and you get sick much more easily. Although this is a common problem there are ways to prevent it from happening.
1) The first way to prevent this is to not go to the extreme when trying to lose weight. By this I mean DON’T EAT TOO LITTLE FOOD. When you don’t eat enough food you don’t get enough nutrients to support your body and its daily needs. I suggest only going with a 500-700 calorie deficit and exercising a few days a week rather than eating at a 1500 calorie deficit and not exercising.
2) The second reason people commonly get sick is because they are not getting enough of their micro nutrients. micro nutrients are your vitamins and minerals. The best way to get these is by eating a lot of vegetables and a 1-3 pieces of fruit every day. When your body gets its micro nutrients it is much more likely to stay healthy. Also have a well rounded diet which includes whole grains, protein from meat and eggs, and good healthy fats like in nuts.
3) The third reason is people are not taking vitamins. Above all other supplements I believe a good multi vitamin is the most important especially when losing weight. I suggest getting a good multi vitamin and taking 1 serving in the morning as well as the late afternoon. With this I suggest taking an extra vitamin D and C during the day at some point as well. I have found that this keeps me extremely healthy.
Tony isn't a licensed nutritionist yet, so he can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you.
Tony's blog is a journal of his experiences and what has worked for him. He lists general guidelines and suggestions only. He is NOT a professional.