I have been cutting hard trying to get down to 7-8% so I ended up eating half of what I do what I bulk 1500 vs 3000
My macros were:
15 g fat
About 1500 calories
and I was retaining water, mental focus and sex drive were fading so I decided to switch to:
53g fat (3 tablespoons olive oil)
About 1700 calories
I didn't lose any fullness/energy by dropping carbs 40g, but water retention in the face has disappeared and my mental focus/sex drive is back in full force.
Even though my calories are 300 higher I felt leaner than 3 days ago when I started eating this way.
Does a fat deficiency cause a lot of problems ? I felt fats were the easiest to cut since 200g potatoes fills me up way more than a tablespoon of olive oil.
I doubt I could cut anymore calories without feeling intense hunger 24/7, adding cardio seems like the next step if fat loss stalls.