I'm getting surgery done in a few weeks (reconstruction in my foot) and wondering about weight loss.
Will I lose weight from it? I'll be in a wheelchair for the first two weeks and really want to drop about 10lbs this summer. I know anesthesia makes me nauseous so I'm planning on doing mostly protein shakes this summer and whatever core exercises I can do. I'm about 5'1 and 112 right now... I need to be 100-105 for sports.
While you recover from surgery it is best not to be on a calorie deficit while your body tries to heal your foot. I would take a break from weight loss for the week before and a few weeks after. Since you will be off your feet for a while I'd be careful not to gain weight and adjust my diet for that time.
It would also be good to introduce exercise for that period that you can do sitting down such as arm weights. Core exercises like you plan are good too.
I know you want to lose weight but immediately before and after surgery is not the time. Focusing on a healthy diet and muscle building during the interim will put you in the right place to lose weight once your body mends.
I completely don't intend on eating unhealthy while I recover from surgery and doing exercises as soon as possible. Its a sports related surgery and the surgeon wants me to start rehab as soon as I can and keep focus on coming back strong next fall for the season.
Yeah, it sounds like your generally healthy, I just wanted to stress holding off on the calorie deficit for a few weeks. Especially if you are going under general anesthesia since there is a very low but real risk under GA that you don't want to mess with at all by putting your body under any added stress.
Generally, yes. Pretty healthy. At least now in comparison to most people on the outside. Like I'm the "demo girl" in sports conditioning and pilates because I can hold my own weight and perform well. Alcohol use and mentally theres some left to be desired and I admit that but I'm trying. .
The program I'm in is extremely competitive and intense... I mean, its collegiate varsity and we easily put in over 20 hours a week training. And I NEED to be in that weight range if I don't want to collapse under my own weight during practice. Just wondering if anyone had experience with surgery and weight loss. Sounds like it won't be easy.
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