Injury Recovery Diet Plan

An unwanted but natural occurrence for any athletes is that at some point in time they will suffer some form of injury or even require surgery to correct a problem.

With this in mind is is important to understand what to do, and how the correct nutrition with the proper supplementation may help the athlete heal properly and get back into training and competitions quicker.



WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

  • The first thing to remember is that when an athlete is injured they are likely to be using up much less energy on a daily basis than when training. So the first important message is to cut down on your daily energy intake. Consider taking about 500kcal less than your BMR. 

  • If you examine the 'Dieters' plan, you can get an idea of what is needed i.e. less energy intake, less carbohydrates (and make sure you stop all high GI carbohydrate foods and drink), and more protein (about 2 -2.5g per kg body mass).

  • If the muscle is the cause of the injury (e.g. hamstring pull/strain) then consider trying to stimulate the muscle to repair itself by feeding it protein - in particular BCAA's. In fact BCAA Plus is an ideal accompaniment for recovery from such injuries as it does not contain carbohydrates. We suggest you take two servings a day to promote muscle repair and slow muscle breakdown. 

  • If the injury is due to ligament/tendon/cartilage etc. then repair of such tissues will likely benefit from taking Repair Shots. We suggest you take one or two 60ml servings per day at any time. 


Please see the diagram below for more information