One non-physical thing my doc told me to do was increase my protein intake to promote healing. I have carefully been plotting my meals around protein sources since he told me this.
Here's some things I've been eating.
Roasted Chick Peas:
-Preheated the oven to 450 degrees
-Sprayed a cookie sheet with olive oil
-Took a can of chick peas and drained, rinsed, then patted them dry
-Put the chick peas in a bowl and give a couple shakes each of chili powder, cumin, paprika, and Montreal Steak seasonings.
-Stir together, then spread on cookie sheet and baked them for about 20 minutes.
Grilled chicken wrap:
This was a flat-out wrap with:
-grilled chicken seasoned with chili powder and cumin (can you tell I like these spices)
-plain greek yogurt
I really don't eat much meat at home these days, but found a lone chicken breast hiding in my freezer that I grilled in the grill pan.
Fried eggs, peanut butter on whole grain toast, and yogurt smoothie:
I feel like this is not far off from how I usually eat, but I have been mindful of making sure my meals are centered around protein.
Are you concious of your protein intake?