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Cough syrup

I have been a little under the weather lately, so i have been taking some cough syrup before bed along with my P and F meal, But i stopped taking after looking at the ingredients…Glucose, Glycerin, High Fructose Corn Syrup, this can’t be “healthy” for ones physique especially with a Fat meal, is this one situation where a trade-off between health and looks is needed or I am correct in stopping the usage

you are getting a little carried away with the diet stuff.

Underdog,
The amount of cough syrup that you are taking which I am assuming to be 2-3 teaspoons is a very insignificant amount which will not affect your dietary goals. For me medication for a cold or flu is just a temporary comfort that make people believe that it is helping them recuperate better. As we know there is no cure for the common cold or flu.

Here’s what I do when I get one or the other. First I drink 1.5 - 2 gallons of water 7grams of Vitamin C and Green Tea. In addition, because my strength levels are low I cut my work out intensity down and I spens 20 - 30 minutes in a sauna. The Sauna is one of your best allies to reduce the amount of time you spend with your cold or flu. The heat from the sauna helps you to sweat out that nasty germ. I believe that as your body temperature increases in the sauna the more the germ is defeated. At least you won’t feel all irregular after you leave the sauna as you would if you were to take those worhtless “put the cold or flu on hold medicines”.

Give the sauna a try and drink plenty of water and Green tea.

Peace

Cowboys27

The sauna isn’t a safe option if you are running a fever though.

Cough syrup is awful for your physique. You will baloon up in no time. Especially be careful with the toothpaste, it is full of evil carbs that might be absorbed through mucous membrane in your mouth.

Damn, Sasa, I suppose I had better step all of this breathing I do daily because someone may be barebcueing in the area and who wants all of those inhaled calories dooming their diet? I suppose he will look much better after he drops the “carb-laden” toothpaste and the physique wrecking sinus medication because as we all know, there is nothing sexxier to a woman than post nasal drip and gingivitis.

Ease up there, fella. Sasa was being sarcastic.