Feeling tired is normal when you are sick. Your body needs rest,
but it also needs good food. But it's hard to cook when
Make Food Simple:
Fix simple snacks, rather than meals, for yourself.
Let family or friends cook or bring you food. Don't be
embarrassed to ask for their help. People like doing things for
Try take-out restaurants. Hamburgers, pizza, Mexican food,
chicken and Chinese food can all be obtained this way. Some of them
are quite low in cost
Call a home food delivery service. Many large towns and cities
have these. Look in the phone book for "Meals on Wheels." Call your
county health department or local AIDS service organization for
If you are going to spend the day in bed, put some favorite
foods and drinks in a cooler with ice beside you. Then you can get
your rest but not be without food. A food warmer or crock pot could
be used in the same way to keep hot food hot at your bedside .
Eat canned foods. Try creamed soups, spaghetti, chili,
chow-mein and other things. They may not taste the greatest, but
they'll get some food in your stomach. And if you eat a piece of
fruit for dessert and drink a glass of milk or juice, you've got a
Eat frozen foods. Frozen dinners, pizza, egg rolls, macaroni
and cheese, fried chicken and fish. Just pop them in the oven, and
set a timer. Come back after a little nap, and you're ready to eat.
Drink a glass of milk or juice, add a piece of toast or fruit.
Keep a stock of easy-to-prepare foods.
On days that you feel well cook extra food and freeze it in
little plastic containers. You'll be grateful to have these to heat
up on days that you are tired.
Make as few dirty dishes as possible. Use paper cups and
dishes, cook in the foil pans that food comes in.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a