Does anyone have some science / evidence based recommendations to optimise the recovery process immediately after surgery (wrist surgery in my case)? The body will obviously need extra nutrition as it responds and recovers post-operation; the question is how much and what sort of nutrition (i.e. how many more kj’s than my BMR and what sort of macro split)?
As this is my first major injury as an athlete, I’ve no idea on how to calibrate the “optimal effective dose” (and this is clearly not something that I really want to learn by doing or repeated experimentation!). I want to make sure I eat sufficiently and don’t impede any aspect of the recovery process (aiming for maximum healing and full mobility), whilst not over-indulging beyond that which is helpful. I’m not looking to minimise my intake, recovery is absolutely my prime objective, but I’m sure there’s also a point beyond which there is no longer any benefit.
[I’ve searched here and through Google, apologies if I’ve missed something obvious]