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Nutritional Adjustments While Injured

I recently injured my ribs a couple of days ago, and it is going to prevent me from strenuous exercise for AT LEAST 2 months. Since I won’t be able to do anything but take long walks, how should I change my nutritional needs?

Do I take in slightly less calories? I stick to goo nutrition while working out, but it’s a plan geared towards performance. Any recommendations would be great.

When I couldn’t train for 5 weeks due to knee surgery I ate at maintenance calories. I lost 7lbs.
Got back to the gym and probably had lost half my strength. The weight and strength came back very quickly. It is like newbie gains. Muscle memory is a great thing.

There is an article in the archives by Beradi about nutrients to take while injured.