Nyquil and Atkins

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tajajo

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Posted: 01 Dec 2011, 23:36
I've had a nasty head and chest cold and have been taking Nyquil 4 times a day. It just occurred to me that this may be messing up my carb count. Does anyone know how many carbs are in a dose of Nyquil?
Tami
wantachange2

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Posted: 02 Dec 2011, 01:50
Yikes, I just googles it and it has 19 carbs. Hope you feel better soon, take lots of rest!
Jozette99

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Posted: 02 Dec 2011, 04:42
Is this the liquid? How about the gelcaps?
tajajo

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Posted: 02 Dec 2011, 07:40
darn it, no more Nyquil! I took both gelcaps and the liquid. Thanks for the info. Thank goodness this cold is almost over!
Tami
mikefarinha

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Posted: 02 Dec 2011, 09:59
This may be a big jump for some people but you might want to try your hand at making real homemade chicken broth from the whole chicken?

I've started making various types of broths and it is pretty easy and will help boost your immunity. If you slow cook the bones it will release all sort of minerals and nutrients that cannot be found anywhere else in the edible world, such as collagen. These nutrients will help improve digestion by repairing the lining in your stomach and will also help reduce wrinkles & cellulite over time if consumed regularly.

Check this link out for some info
http://balancedbites.com/2011/04/easy-recipe-mineral-rich-bone-broth.html

Check out this link for a video:
http://undergroundwellness.com/how-to-make-chicken-stock/

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
umdterpsgirl

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Posted: 02 Dec 2011, 11:06
Hmm I've never thought about the calories in medicine before...

According to an article on Livestrong I found, it says that there are "93 calories, 35mg of sodium and 19g of total carbohydrate, including 13g of sugar" in NyQuil (liquid). There is also hi-fructose corn syrup in NyQuil liquid.

I found another website where someone posted they called Vick's to ask about the number of carbs in the gelcaps. They were told less than 1 gram of carbs per two capsules.


jn-davis

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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 06:45
I just had a "weight gain" experience after taking two Aleve for a back ache! That darn two pounds came on next morning and even though I had been carefully on plan (tracking carbs and calories) and stayed on plan, it took two more days to go away. Medicine can influence our weight - and I guess it isn't always because it has carbs associated with it's manufacturing. I've heard Tylenol doesn't do that - but the Tylenol I took didn't take care of the pain, either. Oh well... live and learn! Maybe there's something in Nyquil that works the same way! If so, just be patient and stay with your regular low-carb eating plan and it will come back off.
Jane
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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 06:55
jn-davis - it's very unlikely your Aleve caused a two pound gain. Everyone has normal, expected, and quite often daily...body weight fluctuations. Just keep on trucking... hope the pain is resolved! Much Love.
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greener333

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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 07:25
One of the side effects of naproxin (advil) and ibuprofen is fluid retention. That isn't reported for nyquil. I don't think a fluctuation of a pound or so is all that significant. Time of day can also affect weight variations because of different food, water activity levels during the day. My weight varies about 1% (2lbs) between morning and evening just before bedtime.

The best judge of weight gain/loss is weighing at a pretty regular time. I don't worry about minor ups and down as long as the overall trend is down.
Jozette99

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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 07:58
I agree with greener, it is normal to have ups and downs. Once the medication is out of your system you will lose the water. I think we are all too goal oriented, working so hard for success. Even a "normal" person has fluctuations because of some water retention or whatever. We are not machines. But for us weight loss means success and every tiny gain a failure. We have to get that out of our heads. As long as the trend is right we are on the right path. No one measured the gaining phase we all were in once. I bet there were times when we lost, times when we stalled and times when our trend was pretty clear. We just did not measure and judge it, did not even notice the trend. It is hard not to hit the scale every day. We are so eager to get rid of the ballast. I think it is a part of the plan to learn to trust our self.
jn-davis

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Posted: 08 Dec 2011, 06:59
That's true - and thanks for the reminder; I'm still going to stay very cautious about using medications... one of my private goals has been to actually notice how my body responds to things, which sort of goes with the OWL/Pre-Maintenance/Maintenance phases of Atkins. I do try to weigh at the same time day to day,and I'm not too worried when the weight goes up or down a bit. I'm not heading for a "number" because I've already met that. I'm just trying to learn how to balance my body for optimal weight and health. I think not noticing is what got me to the place where I had to do a major weight-loss program! I didn't notice that when I ate the wrong kinds of carbs (chips, sweets) I felt badly and had to have more to try to correct that! Crazy, but true... (^_^).
Jane
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Posted: 18 Oct 2013, 10:25
So I was 4 days into Atkins induction and could not figure out why I wasn't losing more weight (lost 1lb. at that point) then thought I should look into the fact that I was taking a nyquil gel cap to fall asleep each night). Turns out, they have 19 net carbs. so last night I didn't take any and dropped 2lbs. Thank goodness I figured this out bc I was getting very frustrated. Smile



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