Last week, I got a surgery (Laparoscopic pyeloplasty and only got out of the hospital on Tuesday. My appetite and digestion were shot and I ended up loosing about 3lbs, which puts me in the moderately underweight category (84lbs at 5’0).
Under normal circumstances, I’d definitely up my calories to gain the weight back, but due to the surgery, I can’t train for at least 2 months (only walking, light cardio (low impact) and bodyweight), so my TDEE is pretty low anyways. Also, my kidney function is impaired so I can’t eat a high protein diet.
Under these circumstances, should I conciously try to eat more or should I just keep my pre- surgery diet?