The good news when it comes to weight loss is that the majority of your progress comes from diet, not exercise. So you can still lose if you're consistently tracking your food and staying in your recommended calorie and nutrients, even if you can't exercise right now. 8 days really isn't enough time to know whether or not you'll be able to keep losing at this point, but I would focus most on making healthy food choices and giving your body time to recover. Then when your doctor gives you the "all-clear", you'll be able to resume activity again.
Now isn't the time to focus on weight loss, so that means don't restrict your calories so much. Now is the time to allow your body repair, and THAT is why you have gained the weight. There will be a lot of swelling, even if you can't see it, and swelling means extra fluid in your body.
Make sure that you take the advice from your surgeon, and don't be tempted to exercise and ensure that you are getting a good amount of lean protein to help your body to repair.
Good luck, and I hope that you have a speedy recovery. Kris
I had a TH when I was 48 and went on HRT the next day so I didn't have a problem with menopause. I did have a problem with being COLD during that first winter and I ate to deal with it and gained 40#. Don't do that.
I had a total abdominal hysterectomy last week. They removed a 1.5 lb cyst (which was benign) I am recovering and was told I cannot do any exercise for 6 weeks. I am really bummed out b/c not only had I been not able to eat much and had a 1.5 lb mass removed I have actually gained 8 lbs. This is really bothering me, I have been still tracking my food intake- but I am not losing this weight. I have been hitting at least 1200 calories a day ( my lowest limit) and have never been over my upper limit(1500) in the 8 days since surgery. Has anyone had this experience?
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