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Am I eating enough?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 07, 2013 at 2:46 PM

So the last couple of weeks I have felt like crap. I seriously feel like I'm depressed but don't know why. I don't feel like doing anything, I could be in bed all day and I don't have the energy to workout. I'm 5'4 28yrs old. 130lbs. I workout 3x a week full body and hiit 3x a week. I'm eating 1800calories and my goal is to lose fat and get lean for summer. My TDEE is a little over 2000 calories which is the reason why I'm eating 1800, I'm not trying to lose fat fast because I want to keep as much muscle as possible. So this guy told me that I'm not eating enough which is why I feel like this. But I don't think that I could lose fat on a diet more than 2000 calories or can I? I also just want my energy back and it's not happening, so someone please help.

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on April 09, 2013
at 05:53 PM

That's what I'm sayin!

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on April 09, 2013
at 12:15 PM

Paleo does not necessarily mean low carb, and some people have energy and mood problems when they don't get enough.

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on April 07, 2013
at 06:09 PM

Maybe you need some carbs! I can't tell really unless you give a little list of the quantities/frequencies of the foods you eat. Maybe you need some Vitamin D? Or, are you sleeping enough? Annnd, though this may be inappropriate, maybe you need sexy-time. Tha might boost your mood...

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on April 09, 2013
at 12:15 PM

Paleo does not necessarily mean low carb, and some people have energy and mood problems when they don't get enough.

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on April 09, 2013
at 05:53 PM

That's what I'm sayin!

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on April 09, 2013
at 11:31 AM

This might be due to sleeplessness. Sleep is main source for boosting energy. Because while sleeping metabolic rate is high and all foods will be digested and ultimately energy will be produced. Your are following the correct process for weight loss. All need is sleep, follow your regular diet, you will achieve your weight loss goal.

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on April 07, 2013
at 10:10 PM

Avocado and banana smoothies. Perfect.

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on April 07, 2013
at 09:56 PM

What are your macros? Are you sleeping?

Probably need to sleep more and eat more fat. I say that because I am only presuming you have cut calories but skewed your macros which is affecting energy production.

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on April 07, 2013
at 03:05 PM

What kinds of foods do you eat? Are you getting enough fat in relation to proteins? Do you get a balance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, omega 3's and sunshine? Do you drink too much caffiene? Are you getting enough sleep, are you properly hydrated?

I have noticed that, after a few weeks of training, I feel best if I have a bigger meal day and take a few days to rest. When I get back to training I am full of energy and excited. It seems the large meal revs the metabolism to start converting energy and the rest allows the muscles to really rebuild.

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