I haven’t started exercising yet. I have been losing without and I’ve read a couple of times that you need to be able to take in at least 1200 calories…. is there any truth to this? I definitely want to exercise but I don’t want to put myself into “starvation mode”. Help Should I just start?
My surgeon never said I had to eat a certain number of calories to exercise. My nut has advised me to get my protein in with out eating more than 1/3 cup of food and to stay away from carb heavy foods. Obviously no junk food but neither of them put a minimum on calories. I try to hit the gym 4-5 days a week but I know I’m not getting more than 700 calories a day.
I was told to start exercising as soon as I could. I started with walking at 6 weeks post-op. (my recovery was abnormally long.) 20 minutes of walking was where I started. Gradually adding time and increasing speed. Then jogging, then running. I was never told to be at a specific caloric intake before exercising. Every doc says different things. I say exercise. If you’re worried you can always put a call into your surgeon.