I need some SERIOUS help. I'm going to be on a liquid diet for a while after having upper jaw advancement surgery. I'm worried about losing lean muscle mass and gaining back fat after the fact.
I have some isopure protien. My plan is to take some various kinds of baby food I found at target, mix it with chicken broth, and isopure protein.
tbh I am not going to cry if I lose 10lbs. But I want to limit the amount of muscle mass I lose.
I've read everything from people gaining weight (I am planning to not even think about touching milk shakes) to people losing up to 15% of their bodyweight. I'm currently weighing in at roughly 123lbs. Im a 5'3" woman @ 20-25% bodyfat.
Any suggestions for diet post surgery diet while I recover to prevent muscle loss.
Any suggestions for eating after such a drastic diet to prevent gaining it all back in the form of fat.
I'll be on liquids for about 1-2wks and soft foods 4-5wks after that. The soft foods era is really what scares me because it seems a lot of people eat nothing but mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes will make my @$$ look like that of a 60yo secretary who's stopped exercising at 18.
I need suggestions for limiting muscle loss & gaining fat.
Also: "ZERO" working out for 2weeks (doc doesn't know it but I'm going to walk as much as a can and he can kiss my hump)
At 2week point I can begin working out lightly (walking) and light weights (no more than 10lbs)
Again, going to walk but will start charting my distance and push my distance as much as possible. he said I could do calesthinics, so I would love some suggestions for calesthenics.
He wont tell me when I can start lifting weights but based on everything I've read on the web it looks like 4wks after. And naturally I wont be 100% at that point (grrrr) so will be going slowly.