After my recent bout with the flu (hey, I lost 5 lbs!), I thought about this common phrase and realized... I have no idea what it means. Am I not supposed to eat when I have a cold? Or are they speaking metaphorically and saying I should stay warm when I'm sick? Thus "starving" the "cold" and "feeding" the "fever"?.. I don't get it. Can anyone tell me what I'm supposed to do? WORD OF ADVICE: Never eat Thai food if you're planning on getting the flu.... yeowch!