Originally Posted by 2muchfun
I am getting ready to have foot surgery and I'm starting IP at the same time. Has anyone else done this combo? I will be off my foot for several months and I thought this would mesh with my starting IP. I just need to know if it could potentially slow my healing. I am having two bones in my foot fused��
Agree with previous posts: let your surgeon know. Healing takes calories, more than baseline, and IP as you know is restricted. Many weight loss protocols have a category for pregnant/nursing/recovering from surgery or trauma in which more food is precribed. I'm no expert by any means, but building tissue in a major way, as in healing, and ESPECIALLY fusing bones, is an opposite physiological process than breaking down tissue, as in weight loss. If it were my foot, I would prioritize promoting the best surgical outcome. I have seen failed fusions and delayed healing surgical wounds and they can be hard to treat.
That said, if your surgeon and IP coach are okay with it (in that order), I would go for it! Two nice things about IP as far as wound healing are that it stabilizes blood sugar and provides loads of quality protein and veggies.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery whatever you decide.