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EL Chavo
06-10-2004, 05:02 AM
Hey all,

I need some diet advice, and am wondering if any of you could help. I'm having some minor surgery tomorrow (hernia) and I won't be able to lift for 6-8 weeks. I don't want to turn into a load (obviously), but since I can't really do any hard excercising, I'm wondering if anyone could give me some dieting tips to prevent my body from becoming catabolic. Usually, I just eat what I want because I burn it off, but now it's going to be a little different. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Augury
06-10-2004, 07:45 AM
keep your protein intake highish...maybee 3/4g/lb of bodyweight and cut your total calorific intake to maintenance or even maybee just below. Sitting around on your ass after surgery means a much lower body metabolism so you will prolly gain fat even at maintenance.

Augs

geoffgarcia
06-10-2004, 09:23 AM
good luck on ur surgery!

Ur 28, 5'9, 200lbs right?

ur BMR is 1998 which is about 2600 cals per day to maintain the low activity levels.
the first 2-3 weeks you might lose a few pounds of fat even.
weeks 4-6 you might wanna take some thermogenics to give a boost to ur metabolism.

Stay away from saturated fats as much as possible as they slow ur metabolism.