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    Unusual/extreme tiredness, sudden onset

    This has got me scratching my head. Background - I've been doing keto (and please - I'm not interested in anyone's criticism of keto - it's my choice, I have a specific question) for half a year now. Dropped from 198 lbs. to 158 lbs. Getting leaner (maybe 13% BF down from 23%) and putting on some muscle. I work out quote a bit: 4 days a week lifting, twice a week LISS and twice a week HIIT. I do intermittent fasting twice a week, 18 hrs each. The rest of the time it's more a 14:10 to 16:8 split eating window depending on circumstances. And 3 days a week with about 2 hrs of walking up and down stairs at the side job.

    All through April and especially May and June, my workouts were going so well I've been adding weight every two weeks - smaller increments, but steadily increasing. I usually feel really good - tired, but really good - after workouts. I can go do other things, feel energized, etc. But in July something suddenly seemed to change. I feel not just tired, but weak. Fatigued. Not as strong. The workouts suddenly seem harder. I can't explain it. Sure, there's been an increase in stress with quitting one job and starting a new one. And lots of busy work. And fighting off an unexplainable bladder infection that had me on antibiotics for a few weeks (now I have to be loading up on probiotics). But all this started a week or so after all that.

    It almost feels like my legs and the rest of me get physically weak and unsteady, almost a hypoglycemic-type weakness. But being on keto, that never happens, so what is it? I'm starting to wonder if it's not enough calories (averaging about 1,660 a day), and losing weight too quickly? I dropped from 167.9 the week ending June 1st, and now for the week ending July 6th I'm at 159.2 - a drop of 2 lbs. a week. Is that too fast? I'm not sure what else it might be at this point. All my labs are fine. But it's this strange combination of not only tiredness (though not sleepy) but also feeling weak, drained.
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    In 6 months you have lost 40 pounds while doing 8 training sessions weekly. You are following a ketogenic diet which would cause low glycogen stores by itself, but these will be really low or depleted with the cut you have been doing. You are also fasting for extensive periods of time which presents you from refueling well. You also started a new job with increased stress, and you have a bacterial infection causing increased stress on the body.

    You are definitely losing weight too quickly. At most you want to lose 1 percent of your bodyweight weekly. How much protein are you getting daily? You may be in a state of protein-calorie malnutrition.

    I think the best thing you can do is take a full diet break for 1-2 weeks where you eat at maintenance.
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    Thanks for the reply!

    Yeah, it's been a busy 6 months. Right now I'm at 158 lbs, and my protein intake is about 105g a day, but I plan on upping that to 160g next week when my Butcher Box shipment arrives. The strange thing is that I went UP from the week ending July 6th (158.2 lbs avg for the week) to the week ending on the 13th (159.9 lbs avg for the week). So somehow I gained 1.7 lbs, though the last few days I've been weighing in steady at 158.2. I'm thinking that's odd though, because in the week I GAINED 1.7 lbs, I was eating on average 61 FEWER calories per day average. Maybe some fat gain from going from 14g of carbs a day to 140g of carbs a day for a few days with all the 4th of July stuff (lots of hamburger and hot dog buns for all that food!)? Workouts stayed the same, so it's odd that I GAINED weight on a deficit.

    So a week or two at maintenance, settle into the new job, workouts stay the same, and then back to the deficit?
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    How's things going now, OP?
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    Originally Posted by Cloudburster View Post
    How's things going now, OP?
    Thanks for asking! Much better actually! I found out I was low on Vitamin D and Vitamin B-12. Got on some supplements and things got much better. Less stress too, now that the new job has settled in. A world of difference!
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    Originally Posted by KetoBob View Post
    Thanks for asking! Much better actually! I found out I was low on Vitamin D and Vitamin B-12. Got on some supplements and things got much better. Less stress too, now that the new job has settled in. A world of difference!
    Great to hear. Thanks for the update.
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