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Post surgery diet change to keep losing weight

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 14, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I'm new to the paleo diet, about 4 months into it. I feel better than ever and have cut over 20lbs. Ive followed a pretty strict diet thus far and have found overall it's pretty easy to follow. I eat a lot of chicken, a decent amount of nuts, and loads of veggies every day. When I eat fruits, they're berries. I'm getting surgery in 2 weeks for a torn labrum in my shoulder and will be out of lifting for about 3 months. I'm worried that ill gain weight back when I stop lifting... Any suggestions on how to keep loosing weight but maintain muscle? Should I change my diet at all?

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on March 21, 2013
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Remember that healing takes calories and most importantly, good dense nutrition. So don't cut back too much, either. Good fats, lots of probiotics as you will surely be treated with antibiotics, and lots of bone broth will all be good for you.

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on November 28, 2012
at 10:25 PM

Its pretty simple bud, just eat less than you usually did, because now you have to compensate. Do low to moderate carbs, since you wont need them to workout, most of it should be fiber, keep protein at .8 to 1 grams per lbm, and the rest fats. If you want give intermittent fasting a shot. Anyway goodluck, and i hope you have a quick recovery.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on March 21, 2013
at 05:55 PM

Remember that healing takes calories and most importantly, good dense nutrition. So don't cut back too much, either. Good fats, lots of probiotics as you will surely be treated with antibiotics, and lots of bone broth will all be good for you.

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on March 21, 2013
at 12:32 PM

Yeah you'll just have to eat less calories until you can get your activity level up. Eat more salads and vegetables, experiment with fasting.

But without lifting you can still be active, as least you can walk, perhaps run once you recover a bit, do body weight squats, lunges, etc. No reason to couch potato for a few months.

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on November 14, 2012
at 07:54 PM

Do you just eat chicken or do you eat any ruminants like beef, lamb, etc? I would cut the nuts out if you feel your weight goes up due to the decrease in activity. For me, nuts are a weight staller even if I am going low carb and my carbs are fewer than 20 with nuts, they will stall me out like crazy, except macadamia nuts. But if I cut them out, the weight flies off. I have no idea why, but just some personal experience. Good luck with the surgery!

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