brain is useless while dieting

>start a diet
>have trouble focusing at work
>get angry over nothing more often
>can't react to obvious shit in fighting games
>exhausted tired 3 hours earlier than normal
How the fuck am I supposed to deal with this for the 3-4 months it takes to lose 20lbs?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You deal with it

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try not being a bitch

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What kind of diet and how far into it are you?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No named diet, just 1000-1500 below bmr daily. eating chicken, eggs, veggies and tortillas mainly. 2 weeks in.

      >How the fuck am I supposed to deal with this for the 3-4 months it takes to lose 20lbs?

      Tough it out gay.

      You are tough and can deal with it because you are strong when others need you.

      I write code for a living, my ability to work has dropped a lot.

      You are chugging coffee right?

      30g coffee a day

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >1000-1500 below bmr daily.
        what?

        bro you are fucking the dieting up big time you wont be able to sustain it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well you need to look at your goals and timeline. You want to lose weight quickly and a 1000-1500 deficit a day will do that. Unfortunately it also seems like you want to be comfortable at work, not be tired and frustrated all day, not get brainfogged out of existence, and presumably still continue your workouts. Weightloss is great but you need to admit to yourself that weightloss isnt your only priority. There will be an adjustment period to a deficit no matter what, but try a gentler one like -500-1000 a day and see how you keep up with life then.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >1000-1500 below bmr daily.
          what?

          bro you are fucking the dieting up big time you wont be able to sustain it

          I am doing the 1 meal a day thing, and I eat till I'm full basically, and did the calorie calculation after.

          Maybe I should add a smaller meal a few hours after the main meal?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            A lot of people here say OMAD works great but I could never get ahead of the cravings, especially being around cakes and biscuits in the coffee room at work. Having a small breakfast of nuts and a lunch of veggies got me through the work day much easier. If OMAD is fucking you up try spreading some calories out through the day. Try a more usual schedule and add one fasting day per week.

            At the end of the day if cutting weight was really your only priority I would be in here telling you to stop whigning and deal w/ it. You have a whole life you want to balance and you need to experiment to see what suits the big picture.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              https://i.imgur.com/QTSGdCb.gif

              I eat 2,000cal on a cut, my TDE is 3120cals.

              OP, if you're only 2 weeks in and feel this way it ain't getting better. Infact, it gets a lot worse when you're 20 weeks in. Maintain a deficit of 500cal max per day, lift and track macros. 1g protein per 1lbs of bodyweight minimum or you'll experience muscle wastage.

              ty for the advice anons, I guess I gotta add another meal since I can't really eat more than 1500 at once. Also noted for more protein.

              what fighting game do you play?

              strive mostly these days
              Not being able to react to a nago who spams fukyo->bloodsucking at every opportunity made me realize my brain was likely more fucked than I realized.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >1000-1500
        Dafuq? I eat a total of 2000 calories a day. How are you still alive?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I eat 2,000cal on a cut, my TDE is 3120cals.

          OP, if you're only 2 weeks in and feel this way it ain't getting better. Infact, it gets a lot worse when you're 20 weeks in. Maintain a deficit of 500cal max per day, lift and track macros. 1g protein per 1lbs of bodyweight minimum or you'll experience muscle wastage.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        > 1000-1500 below bmr

        There's your problem. Literally starving your brain of fuel.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How the fuck am I supposed to deal with this for the 3-4 months it takes to lose 20lbs?

    Tough it out gay.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You are chugging coffee right?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You are tough and can deal with it because you are strong when others need you.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Those symptoms are for someone who just stops eating. It shouldn't be that bad for a 500 calorie cut. You might have a bad day or two, but you'll adjust.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    your brain prefers ketones

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what fighting game do you play?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >e
    Depriving yourself of nutrients particularly b vitamins will result in less NAD with the consequence being exhaustion as you have described. You need to provide the body what it needs to metabolize food and create energy. look into flush niacin (nicotinic acid) do not take any other form of niacin. Only flush niacin is safe and effective. the flush will go away after a few days of consistent doses. Work up to 500mg-1g after each meal. Diets are deficient in b3 to begin with and when you go on a cut you are worsening the situation. Also make sure you are eating nutritious foods not just highly processed foods. Every day eat whole grains, 2 whole eggs , a serving of high quality meat, and fruits and vegetables to fill out the rest of your calories, potatoes are a great option too. Things like white bread, processed cereals and frozen pizzas are going to make cutting much more difficult. additionally don't exceed a deficit of 500 calories per day. I find that a 350-400 cal deficit is easy for me to stick to. Walk in your spare time to lower cortisol. Eat fruit to lower cortisol and stimulate your thyroid to keep your metabolism going.

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