Gaining for Surgery

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    Aug 11, 2010 4:09 AM GMT
    ssooo im getting jaw reallignment surgery cuz my mouths just fucked up (i wonder why hehe jk) which requires my jaw to be wired shut for some time but one thing my family and friends are really worried about is my weight. I am fairly small, about 5'6 130 and somewhat recently my weight has been crazy. I lost about 15 lbs in a month and 5 of them were in 2 days =/
    I'm not too worried about it but maybe I should be...?

    soo i guess my question is how to prepare, weightwise? I' don't really gain weight easily unlike my brothers and mom I take after my dad who's also always been on the lighter side, thankfully haha
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    Aug 11, 2010 1:04 PM GMT
    If you're going to be on a liquid diet for a while, you have nothing to worry about. There are plenty liquids that have the nutrients you need to maintain your weight (protein shakes, meal replacement drinks, etc.)
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    Aug 19, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    Pre-surgical weight gaining is not really necessary but adequate protein-calorie consumption with moderate/low intensity resistance or activities of daily living post-operatively will be critical. I would look into keeping therapeutic resistance bands around for doing light muscle contractile activities also you may want to invest in some Ensure Shakes (e.g. Ensure Muscle Health/ Ensure Plus). Muscle Health will help with protein catabolism while keeping your calorie intake high and Ensure Plus will be a generally good high calorie drink to keep around as well. You may roughly need 1773-2068 calories a day. Good luck!!