When we are either sick or injured, we instantly think that the right thing is to drop calories.
This is not the correct move. I repeat, this is not right at all.
Let me tell you why.
Healing physically uses up lots of energy. Infections, muscle and bone recovery use alot more extra energy.
Calories are units of energy. If we have less calories, we have less energy. This means a longer recovery period.
The calories that we burn through exercising are actually only a small proportion of the total calories that our body requires. Most are needed when we rest.
The best thing to do is to keep your intake consistent and only adapt it if it is highly necessary.
If you notice that you are consistently gaining weight then drop food slightly, or if you are dropping weight because your body is using more energy, increase your food slightly.
The main thing is to listen to your body and give it what it needs.