Should I stop fasting when I m sick?

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Should I stop fasting when I m sick?

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  • Hi,
    I have been on 5:2 for two months, but recently caught flu and broitchitis, currently taking medicine and antibiotics. Should I stop fasting for the time being?

    Any suggestion?

    Thanks!
    Sberry

    Sherry, listen to your body, only fast if you feel confident about it. Have food with medicine if needed. Lots of fluids! If you are worried about overeating and not confident to fast, you could have two lighter eating days with only healthy food and no snacks, for example. Be kind and look after yourself until you are well. If you are not up to fasting, don’t worry, 5:2 will be waiting for you at the other end!
    Good luck, hope you recover soon!

    At the top of the page there is an “FAQ” option. It addresses this question along with many others.
    https://thefastdiet.co.uk/michael-answers-frequently-asked-questions/

    Basically it says it’s best to not fast when you are unwell.

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