The eastern view point on injury recover and rehabilitation: improve the flow of Qi/energy and blood, remove blockages, promote removal of metabolic waste products and digestion/assimilation of nutrients. Your body has immense capacity to heal itself when given the right environment.
One other thing of utmost importance is optimal macro/micro digestion (at the GI level and cellular level). This combined with proper removal of waste products (urine, sweat and feces) is essential for a healthy and strong system.
So right now you want to eat light and possibly even fast 1x/week – if hypoglycemic, have some juice during the day. This not only cleanses out the system, gives a break to your digestive system, burns of toxins and accumulations, and strengthens the digestive capacity (will also aid your with your weight loss).
From a western perspective, mild starvation has also shown to increase HGH production. I am sure you know about the rat experiments where the underfed ones lived longer. Also cultures throughout the world have practiced fasting, though most have forgotten the physical and mental benefits and just practice it for religious reasons.