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can't work out for a long time

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2005/07/24 01:57:11 (permalink)

can't work out for a long time

I'm having surgery and won't be able to lift for at least 3 weeks. During this time I will be fairly sedentary for at least a week of that time. What kind of diet should I eat during these three weeks so i dont gain too much fat and/or lose too much muscle, high protein, no carbs. How much fat? How many calories should i consume a day. I weigh about 14 stone.

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    RE: can't work out for a long time 2005/07/24 03:34:52 (permalink)
    I just had my shouder operated on.
    If it's anything like that then you won't be lifting heavy for considerally longer than 3 weeks.

    I choose to do a cutter diet and cardio as I couldn't stand seeing my body composition getting rounder ad rounder.
    I have lost near on a stone and still have more to go, I have lost a fair bit of muscle and it's only been 2 and half weeks.
    If your going to do a cutter be prepared to see your muscle go, I can bulk well so I know I can add a couple of stone in a year.

    Most people eat maintenance calories, try and hold onto what they can until they can train.
    I would say go for maintenance unless you know how to bulk, then you could consider a cutter like me, but mentally it's hard.
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    RE: can't work out for a long time 2005/07/24 03:39:00 (permalink)
    IMo protein intake doesnt need to be as high as normal as the muscles are not being worked as normal

    moderate of each macro would be the wy i went
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