macro change

cocolo89
cocolo89 Posts: 1,171 Member
So I just adjusted my macros to 35 carb 35 protein and 20 fat. It has worked well to spike weightloss after no changes for 3 months, but my problem is I am unbearably tired and have huge headaches. I am usually a daily exerciser but I'm too tired/ have headache that makes me not want to do it. Is this temporary? It's been a week since the change. I also gave up sweets for lent seasons so I'm sure this adds fuel to the fire. Need some advice.

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  • jlclabo
    jlclabo Posts: 588 Member
    you may be at too low of a caloric deficit. depending on your level of progress your TDEE may have increased due to muscle gains. more muscle burns more calories even in a sedentary state. might try to bump your cals by 1-200 per day and see if that helps.
  • serindipte
    serindipte Posts: 1,557 Member
    So I just adjusted my macros to 35 carb 35 protein and 20 fat. It has worked well to spike weightloss after no changes for 3 months, but my problem is I am unbearably tired and have huge headaches. I am usually a daily exerciser but I'm too tired/ have headache that makes me not want to do it. Is this temporary? It's been a week since the change. I also gave up sweets for lent seasons so I'm sure this adds fuel to the fire. Need some advice.

    You're missing 10% somewhere. That only equals 90.
  • cocolo89
    cocolo89 Posts: 1,171 Member
    So I just adjusted my macros to 35 carb 35 protein and 20 fat. It has worked well to spike weightloss after no changes for 3 months, but my problem is I am unbearably tired and have huge headaches. I am usually a daily exerciser but I'm too tired/ have headache that makes me not want to do it. Is this temporary? It's been a week since the change. I also gave up sweets for lent seasons so I'm sure this adds fuel to the fire. Need some advice.

    You're missing 10% somewhere. That only equals 90.

    Haha, here's an example of my headache and tiredness, I can't think straight. It's actually 30% fat :)
  • cocolo89
    cocolo89 Posts: 1,171 Member
    you may be at too low of a caloric deficit. depending on your level of progress your TDEE may have increased due to muscle gains. more muscle burns more calories even in a sedentary state. might try to bump your cals by 1-200 per day and see if that helps.
    I had it at 1500-1600 even 1700-1800 for past 2 yrs with no results. I just changed it lower 2months ago, I just don't know what to do anymore. I'll increase it back to 1500 and see how it goes