HOW CAN I PREVENT GETTING SICK?!?!?! SERIOUSLY AFFECTING MY LIFE!!! I missed out on Katy Perry tonight :(

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    Apr 29, 2011 7:47 AM GMT
    Okay, so here'a the jist. I'm 18. 5'3 and 70 kilos. So yes I'm overweight and i live purely off Mcdonalds, vanilla coke and cheap pasta from the supermarket. However, I don't have enough money to eat healthy, and my maccas is basically free cuz i work there. However, I get really really ill every two or 3 months. However, I've been fine the last 5 months. And yet 5 months ago I brought my Katy Perry ticket. Which I'm not going to because i'm literally bed ridden atm. However is there anything I can take? What vitamins n stuff would help prevent me from getting sick? Please help. I know you'll tell me to eat healthy but i cant afford it.
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    Apr 29, 2011 8:12 AM GMT
    Kristoff saidSo yes I'm overweight and i live purely off Mcdonalds, vanilla coke and cheap pasta from the supermarket. However, I don't have enough money to eat healthy


    So you can't buy cheap macaroni to cook or whichever fruits and veggies are on sale but you have enough money to buy McDonalds? Sounds like you should investigate making more effort into making your diet healthy. Because that can happen without more money. Over where I live now McDonalds would cost $7 and while it's filling, I can buy a ton of fruit and veggies and make a smoothie from a blender for the same price.
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    Apr 29, 2011 9:08 AM GMT
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    Kristoff saidSo yes I'm overweight and i live purely off Mcdonalds, vanilla coke and cheap pasta from the supermarket. However, I don't have enough money to eat healthy


    So you can't buy cheap macaroni to cook or whichever fruits and veggies are on sale but you have enough money to buy McDonalds? Sounds like you should investigate making more effort into making your diet healthy. Because that can happen without more money. Over where I live now McDonalds would cost $7 and while it's filling, I can buy a ton of fruit and veggies and make a smoothie from a blender for the same price.


    I work there, so its practically free.
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    Apr 29, 2011 11:47 AM GMT
    Watch Super Size Me. It will motivate you to change your diet, pronto.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390521/
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    Apr 29, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    You wonder why you're sick.

    Watch the doco.

    First thing you need to do is change jobs, you have too much temptation around you.

    Nothing you take will stop or reverse the negative impacts this super processed food is having on your body.

    Food in Australia is expensive but if you keep putting this shit in your mouth because it's free, you'll get fatter every day. Continue and your sickness will become an irreversible diease like Heart Disease.

    Watch the Biggest Loser. See what your future holds and then do everything you can to avoid it.

    We all eat too much sometimes but McDonalds everyday is too too much.

    You're lucky you are young,you can change this tomorrow.

    Make a list of healthy foods and a menu and try to stick with it.

    Don't start me on the vanilla coke that stuff is toxic.

    You're fueling your body with shit so you can't be suprised by the bad preformance.

    Look a simple breakfast would be-
    2 eggs however you want them but not fried in oil on multi grain toast under $1.
    You can't beat that.

    Frozen veggies are good cause they are cheap and they don't go off. Add them to any meal just steam them in a little water for two minutes in the microwave.

    You can eat red meat 3 or 4 time per week just make sure these are small serves. Never eat processed meats like the 100% beef macca's market. Beef is a generic word for bits of a cow ground up into a hamburger.

    You have the internet,google cheap healthy eating. I'm not over weight so I can eat a little of anything and everything.

    It's in your best interest to break these bad food habits. If you don't you'll be missing more than Katy. You could be missing your fingers and toes because of Diabetes.

    Take care.











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    Apr 29, 2011 2:25 PM GMT
    Well, no else has asked, so I will.
    What are you sick in bed with? A flu? A cold?

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    Apr 29, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter saideven if you have to resort to Top Ramen noodles and rice, it's far better than the crap they serve at McDonalds.


    This got me to thinking. I don't think it's true, actually - rice is all simple carbs, Top Ramen is simple carbs, salt and fat.

    You actually CAN eat healthier at McDonalds if you want to. Give that a try, too - salads, no fries, leave the mayo and cheese off of sandwiches and substitute mustard only, try to just go for the lower fat/sodium options in general. Then supplement that diet with veggies and other good stuff that folks have suggested here. Worth a shot!
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/417444-healthy-food-at-mcdonalds/
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    Apr 29, 2011 2:33 PM GMT


    Yeah I agree, if I worked in MCD I would order salads, some chicken fillet from the burger (no bun) and drink water.

    I think your life seems to be constructed of excuses

    Like the vanilla coke? Who could drink that every day? Do you have any teeth left?
  • asupas

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    Apr 29, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    Putting aside your horrible diet...

    -wash your hands frequently
    -don't touch your eyes/nose/mouth/face
    -limit your exposure to sick people
    -clean/disinfect your apartment/cell phone/etc.
    -get plenty of sleep

    pretty common sense but when I'm in a public restroom I notice how few people REALLY wash their hands. Soap is almost useless unless you wash your hands for a good 20 seconds. When I worked in food service as a teenager, they told us to sing 'Happy Birthday' to ourselves while we washed our hands to make sure we were doing it for long enough.
    http://www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing/
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    Apr 29, 2011 2:44 PM GMT
    asupas saidPutting aside your horrible diet...

    -wash your hands frequently
    -don't touch your eyes/nose/mouth/face
    -limit your exposure to sick people
    -clean/disinfect your apartment/cell phone/etc.
    -get plenty of sleep

    pretty common sense but when I'm in a public restroom I notice how few people REALLY wash their hands. Soap is almost useless unless you wash your hands for a good 20 seconds. When I worked in food service as a teenager, they told us to sing 'Happy Birthday' to ourselves while we washed our hands to make sure we were doing it for long enough.
    http://www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing/


    Also excellent advice. I take the Metro to work and was always getting colds, until I got into the habit of never touching my face with my hands until I got to the office and first scrubbed the nastiness off of my "metro hands." I also try not to touch doorknobs in public places - use a paper towel to open the restroom door when I am leaving after washing my hands, for example. Since I got serious about this about 2-3 years ago, I have had exactly one cold.
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    Apr 29, 2011 2:46 PM GMT
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    asupas saidPutting aside your horrible diet...

    -wash your hands frequently
    -don't touch your eyes/nose/mouth/face
    -limit your exposure to sick people
    -clean/disinfect your apartment/cell phone/etc.
    -get plenty of sleep

    pretty common sense but when I'm in a public restroom I notice how few people REALLY wash their hands. Soap is almost useless unless you wash your hands for a good 20 seconds. When I worked in food service as a teenager, they told us to sing 'Happy Birthday' to ourselves while we washed our hands to make sure we were doing it for long enough.
    http://www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing/


    Also excellent advice. I take the Metro to work and was always getting colds, until I got into the habit of never touching my face with my hands until I got to the office and first scrubbed the nastiness off of my "metro hands." I also try not to touch doorknobs in public places - use a paper towel to open the restroom door when I am leaving after washing my hands, for example. Since I got serious about this about 2-3 years ago, I have had exactly one cold.


    lol, you two beat me to it. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 29, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    UGH. I got sick just thinking about eating that junk every day.

    If you have no other choice, eat the salad, grilled chicken breast, and drink water.
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    Apr 29, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    McDonald's is a last-resort meal for me, I can't believe anybody would eat it every day.

    Like everyone else has said, boxes of mac & cheese or cans of soup or pasta (alphagettis etc) are way better than McDonald's even if they aren't the healthiest either.
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    Apr 29, 2011 3:23 PM GMT
    omg. sick or not, i still woulda went to see Katy.

    and ugh omg, idk how you could eat all that mcdonalds all the time. you should maybe go slowly from getting a smaller sized meal with a water instead of a soda and then on from there you could maybe move onto healthier foods?

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    Apr 29, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidOkay, so here'a the jist. I'm 18. 5'3 and 70 kilos. So yes I'm overweight and i live purely off Mcdonalds, vanilla coke and cheap pasta from the supermarket. However, I don't have enough money to eat healthy, and my maccas is basically free cuz i work there. However, I get really really ill every two or 3 months. However, I've been fine the last 5 months. And yet 5 months ago I brought my Katy Perry ticket. Which I'm not going to because i'm literally bed ridden atm. However is there anything I can take? What vitamins n stuff would help prevent me from getting sick? Please help. I know you'll tell me to eat healthy but i cant afford it.


    Figure out how to eat real food. Make sure you sleep 8 hours a day. Lose some weight. I'm just repeating what youve already heard but it's what you need to do.



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    Apr 29, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    showme saidWatch Super Size Me. It will motivate you to change your diet, pronto.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390521/


    After watching Super Size Me, watch the documentary Fat Head and see how a guy lost weight and improved his cholesterol profile by eating nothing but McDonalds.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1333994/

    Edit/Correction: His diet was a "fast-food diet" that included other fast food restaurants such as KFC in addition to McDonalds.
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    Apr 29, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    meninlove said Well, no else has asked, so I will.
    What are you sick in bed with? A flu? A cold?



    OK, as you haven't actually answered this yet, I'm not quite sure what's going on. If you're getting really fatigued and are completely bedridden, this does not really sound like something caused by eating crap food. I'm sure the food doesn't help but I'd recommend you to go and see your doctor to get a proper medical opinion.
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    Apr 29, 2011 4:33 PM GMT
    asupas saidPutting aside your horrible diet...

    -wash your hands frequently
    -don't touch your eyes/nose/mouth/face
    -limit your exposure to sick people
    -clean/disinfect your apartment/cell phone/etc.
    -get plenty of sleep

    pretty common sense but when I'm in a public restroom I notice how few people REALLY wash their hands. Soap is almost useless unless you wash your hands for a good 20 seconds. When I worked in food service as a teenager, they told us to sing 'Happy Birthday' to ourselves while we washed our hands to make sure we were doing it for long enough.
    http://www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing/


    ^ ya this. Get something called Wellmune WGP if you can too as well as Cold FX.

    You definitely need to eat better though - if you have to eat at McDonald's every day get the healthy options only. Forget the vanilla coke, man.
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    Apr 29, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    If you have to eat at McDonalds maybe you could eat the salads, fruit and yogurt, and apple slices rather than the burgers, fries, and sausage muffins.
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    Apr 29, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    Kristoff said What vitamins n stuff would help prevent me from getting sick?


    For vitamins, try taking 5000-6000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day.
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    Apr 29, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    I've followed these 5 simple yoga exercises for the last 12 years. Never take a flu shot anymore, haven't had the flu in 12 years.

    A cold maybe lasts 24 hours ...if that.

    Yoga is known to boost the immune system. I began the program to boost my energy levels. The very first day I had more energy. I've lost weight, toned up and it helps you remain calm.

    PS: It don't hurt that no one thinks I look my age, either!


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    Apr 29, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    meninlove said Well, no else has asked, so I will.
    What are you sick in bed with? A flu? A cold?



    Being one of Jp's lurkers these days I though I would pop back in to comment.

    These days it seems as if we are going back to days of "Name that Tune" in as little as one note. It seems young and old are willing to diagnose everything from mental illness to physical ailments with as little as a few sentences of very brief general information. Even professionals and professional wannabes jump in with diagnoses and remedies based on so so little info. It would be nice to see someone want to prick the guy to see what could be cultured.

    But you my friend have been a voice of logic and reason and a true angel so many times. So never stop asking questions you will never know who may catch on! icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 29, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    I was just wondering how you could be affording concerts but not be able to afford to eat healthy?
  • EricLA

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    Apr 29, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    Lot's of good advice here. Diet makes a big difference. You need to make the effort to eat more healthy. But, Asupas beat me to the other advice I was going to give you.