I have a kind catch 22 situation
I currently weigh around 18 stone, I suffer form a damaged tendon in my ankle that the doctors want to operate on, but from my research it seems that the op has a low success rate and can cause further damage.
I am postive that the excess weight I carry is doing no good at all
Now, for a few months now I have been eating well, fresh veggies, good oils, nuts and not in huge amounts. I find that eating well isnt helping lose lots of weight, infact i kind stabilise.
I have tried to alternate calory consumption from 1500 to 2500 with occasional 3000 when plataue
The problem Is I do lose weight when I can go to the gym and do cardio, but this now causes strain on my tendon for a few days and Im worried that doing it too much may put me on my back (has happended before and on crutches for 6 weeks)
I am thinking I would like to try a very low cal diet. < 1000 cals per day, but what vitamins, minerals would I need to maintane correct function of my body while not taking of foods
I am thinking a loss of around 28lbs would see me right for taking on real foods again and be able to do my cardio
Im looking for any constructive advice please