Right now im 6 foot 2, 193 lbs with a 38 in stomach and scale-read 18% bodyfat (i dont put much value into this number, but the scale is consistent so it works as another progress tool). Normally I would diet with low carb in a calorie deficit, lifting 5-6 days a week and playing basketball a few times a week or do some jogging. Since I am coming back from surgery on my wrist tendons/cartilage (Ripped a tendon out of its sheath), is this plan safe?
Please correct me if im wrong, but I remember reading somewhere (no link, sorry) that when in a calorie deficit your body is more likely to be injured due to lack of nutrients, and that calorie deficits would hurt recovery of injuries. Would it be smart to hold off on the cut if this is true? Due to the severity of my injury, preventing re-injury is a major concern.
Side note: For some reason this whole week after surgery I have been eating more then usual throughout the day but the scale hasn't moved. Anyone have a reason why?