I tore my LCL (not too horribly it seems) but this is obviously affecting my workout. I'm trying to alter my meal plans to be much less calorie intensive since I'm not able to work out as often or as intensely. I will still be doing cardio can't as intensely for at least 6 months. Since starting my regimen, I've lost over 15 pounds and want to keep this up. It's demoralizing to gain that back!
How can I alter any of the BFL meal plans to help compensate for a decrease in output while I recover? OR - any meal advice, recipes, plans etc... would be greatly appreciated.
I"m sure many of you have found things that work for you. I'm a newbie at this, really and your advice is priceless.
Sorry to hear about your injury...the BFL plan is pretty low in calories anyways and you don't want to restrict proteins while healing. I would just continue following the plan and maybe try not to go overboard on the cheat days. Have you seen a surgeon? I tore my posterior cruciate ligament back in college and underwent a scope to clean out scar tissue/debris and then 3 months of intense PT. I had surgery in early April and was back in time for 2-a-days for volleyball by mid-August, with my knee being 100% by September of that year. I went on to play 3 more years in college and stopped wearing the brace by September of that year. I then did 10 more years of competitive sports (club volleyball, 10Ks, triathlons, bike rides) so don't get discouraged!
Thanks! yeah, I'm in discussions with a surgeon, but I'd like to find non-surgical options first. Don't yet know if they exist as the extent of the injury is still being determined.
Glad to hear that your PCL tear (which is pretty darn serious!) healed so well after surgery. Gives me hope! *(I was told "no more tennis, racquetball or snowboarding, which was really tough to hear).
Being new to fitness and health in general I count all my calories, protein and carbs - more as an educational / tracking tool than true obsession, but the recipes here don't list totals. I'll have to learn to trust them and not be so number oriented but more lifestyle based. :¬)
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