Fairly new here. I joined about a month ago and was ready to start a new diet and exercise plan....then about 2 weeks later I moved the wrong way and now have a bulging disc in my back that has become extremely painful and is pressing on my nerve. Any type of exercise is out of the question since I cannot stand up straight or sit down comfortably. I have been working out for the past 6 years at least 5 days a week so this is really killing me and I've become really bummed out lately.
I have completely blown my diet for the last 2 weeks because I'm really frustrated with this whole situation and things just aren't getting better and its been almost 3 weeks. Sorry for all the complaining........ my question is what sort of dietary changes should I do while I am unable to work out? I made the decision that eating more than normal and having bad food choices is really going to catch up with me. The first thing that comes to mind is cutting out my protein shakes. I figure since I'm not working out, the excess protein
may just turn into excess calories
. I am also trying to cut back on carbs but keep my lean protein up. Just wondering what suggestions anyone has that may have been in a similar situation.