I've been trying to diet down a bit recently and I'm having some trouble keeping myself clear headed. I thought the issue was calorie related, ie. I get dizzy and/or "fuzzy headed" because I'm calorie deprived. But recently I've noticed that even when I seem to have enough calories I've found myself foggy-minded.
On Tuesday of this week I went "carb-less" and found myself "fuzzy." I tried increasing my calories, I had a P+F meal ahead of schedule, but with little effect. So I'm wondering if it's not the lack of carbs then that's doing it...or perhaps a "double effect" that comes from both a calorie-lack and a carb-lack. Today again I was carb-less and found myself dizzy. Actually I felt like I was hung over, only without the benifit of having a wild night out the night before (i.e. I haven't touched alcohol for a week now). So it got me thinking about posting this.
Anyway, I'm thinking about trying Berardi's "don't diet" with 2 or three carb meals rather than the anabolic diet (that I tried last semester, but often found myself unable to think clearly) or the T-dawg2.0 (which I tried a year+ ago).
But will this help?
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to stay clear minded throughout the day/week?
I've been following the "7 habits" pretty well for awhile now, and I'm pretty good at managing my macro-nutrient intake. I've been able to cut and to grow at different periods...but I've yet to find a cut that doesn't involve me being dizzy from time to time and fuzzy minded. I've also been unable to maintain leanness (the anabolic diet got me quite lean...but coming off of it brought back on some fat...FFB and all).
Honestly I'm at the point where I'm wondering if I should just focus on a Berardi/Thibs style "bulk" and then just do an intense diet for a month at the end of this semester. I'll fall too far behind if I keep having these days where I'm unable to function at work and/or study.
Thanks in advance for any/all advice.