So, I work out 2x a week for 1hr, plus 20-30 minutes of HIIT cardio most other days. According to various online calorie calculators I should be eating around 2,300cal to maintain my weight, and I’m trying to lose maybe 5-10lbs. My body fat is currently at about 19% and I want to get to 15%.
I am experiencing extreme fatigue on Soylent… I have not felt 100% since Friday, about five days ago. There is a hint of a headache sometimes but often I just want to lay down and sleep. This is with consuming the whole pitcher over the course of a day. Right now it’s a quarter to 7 and I’m getting hungry again…
Before Soylent, I was not pigging out. I would eat a couple shakes of various stuff per day, and have one decent sized meal. My total caloric intake was about the same, maybe a bit higher but not like, 3000 or something crazy. And indeed I have been slowly losing weight over the past 6 months.
So I’m kind of wondering what might be causing this fatigue and foggy feeling. I do add the 1/4tsp of salt to the Soylent, but maybe it’s still a shock to the system coming down from maybe a much higher salt intake? The gas stuff isn’t really an issue for me… It’s really this exhaustion sensation that is the worst.
Possibly I was eating a higher protein diet before, and now it’s more carb-heavy, so my body is just burning those off quickly and leaving me starving? I did not really ever get hungry like since I started Soylent- I would actually feel full and only realize I needed to eat because I felt myself getting cranky. But I always felt full, and it wasn’t a low-carb diet either. Now I feel like I have to eat every 45 minutes. I do drink the stuff rapidly but it shouldn’t have that much of an effect… should it?
Has anyone else experienced this? Does it improve? I would like to make a real go of this stuff but it’s very hard when my body seems to be screaming at me that it’s missing something… but I don’t know what it is.
Is the idea that it’s mostly for people who are sedentary, so maybe there’s not enough protein or fats in it for people like me who are slightly more gym-ratty?