Looking for advice here. In about 6 weeks I will be going in for an ACL reconstruction and I'm wondering how it should effect my diet and lifting. I was thinking of taking the time leading up to the surgery to rest (no lifting) and tweak my diet to more of a "cutting" type. My thinking here is, I feel if I have no extra weight on my frame (or keep it to a minimum) it will be less stress on my knee during rehab. I was thinking of not even lifting until the knee was 100% healthy. Athletics (basketball) is most important to me so I really don't care about losing most of my muscle mass if it means a speedier and more effective recovery.
Do people have any suggestions? Anyone deal with surgery on the lower body and continue lifting?