Today is weigh-in day and my weight has not moved since last week. I am pretty sure that I know why though. I have been sick for a week and a half now and have spent the majority of that time laying in bed or on the couch. I have also been taking NyQuil and Day-quil, which I just found out is high in carbs. The four doses I have been taking per day leaves me with a carb intake of 76 grams of carbs just from the medicine. That is crazy! I had no idea that medicine contained carbs until today when I looked into it because of the lack of weight loss. I did find a replacement for the NyQuil though, as Contac Severe Cold & Flu contains zero carbs, so I think I will look into getting some.
With cold and flu season upon us, it is important to know what is in your medicines so you do not undo your progress. Don’t fall into the trap that I did thinking medicine doesn’t contain carbs, because a lot of OTC medicines are high in carbs. Look into your preferred medicine before you become sick so you can plan if you want to take it if you do become sick.