Managing & Maintaining Energy

All people need the calories in food to maintain their weight. Exercise, as well as sickness, burns more calories and can cause energy imbalance and a calorie drain. This is because when you exercise or are sick, the body is working harder and burning more calories.

It is also important to be aware of the demands of an active lifestyle and the importance of good nutrition at times when you are sick.

Choose from the topics below to learn more about illness and exercise in individuals with CF and how to balance nutrition with exercise or when you are sick.

The CFChef CF Nutrition Guide was developed with input from Registered Dietitian and CF Nutrition Specialist Suzanne Michel, MPH, RD, LDN, based on information and guidelines from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is not affiliated with, and has not endorsed, the AbbVie CFChef program. The content on is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.