Our expert says:
Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. If you don't have a temperature and spend the day resting in bed, then you will use slightly less energy than when you are not resting. The difference would be primarily the energy required for the amount of actual physical activity you do. The rest of your energy requirement (the so-called Basic Metabolic Rate) would be similar because it is used to keep the body processes (breathing, digestion, temperature control, etc) going.
Hope you feel better soon
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