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Diet for Sedentary Lifestyle

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Hello,

I'm looking for a diet that works with somebody who gets very little exercise. I have a condition known as compartment syndrome for which I'm having my second of two surgeries in a few weeks. It has taken three years to diagnoses correctly, and in that time I've been unable to run or walk any distance without intense pain. I've been quite inactive for the past three years, gaining roughly 25 pounds in that time. I'm currently 22 and weigh 187 at a height of 5' 6".

I would like to shed some pounds and remain healthy over the next three months of recovery. I'm not above counting calories and have while training for 5Ks in the past. I would appreciate any suggestions, comments, or books.
post #2 of 8
ask dr. what diet would be best. wouldn;t fuck around with your macros. none of us are doctors
post #3 of 8
Google "Engine 2" diet. Basically, a vegan diet. No meat or dairy and as little oil as possible. I learned my cholesterol was 250 and used this to knock it down to 177 in 4 weeks.
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i do know high fat/cholesterol diets have helped combat nerve damage for some people.
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After these surgeries are all done with and you have some time to heal from them, will you be able to diet and exercise like a healthy person?
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
ask dr. what diet would be best. wouldn;t fuck around with your macros. none of us are doctors

macros? I was hoping to devise a full eating plan for three months. I imagine my general practitioner is just going to say avoid too many calories, don't eat foods high in fat, etc. Should I find a nutritionist?

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
After these surgeries are all done with and you have some time to heal from them, will you be able to diet and exercise like a healthy person?

Of course, pre-injury I used to run about 40 miles a week. It's not like I eat horrible now. I think it's mainly a portion size thing.
post #7 of 8
I don't understand why this is so complicated. To the OP: Use the following website to calculate your maintenance calorie needs. http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm In the pulldown menu, choose the option for sedentary/no exercise. The calculator will give you a rough estimate of the number of calories your body will be burning. If you stay at or under this number, you will not gain wait or hopefully lose weight. Like all formulas, this is approximate, so adjust as you go along to ensure that you are under the limit. You will need to use a site like fitday.com to ensure that you are keeping track of your intake. Keep your fats relatively low, say no more than 25% of your calorie intake and ensure they are good fats - fish oils, natural peanut butter, nuts, etc. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Blue Tape View Post
macros? I was hoping to devise a full eating plan for three months. I imagine my general practitioner is just going to say avoid too many calories, don't eat foods high in fat, etc. Should I find a nutritionist?
Find a dietitian. They're registered with the state and have medical training, where a nutritionist doesn't have to have any sort of education at all.
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