Okay, so I’m twelve days into the diet and I’m down 16 lbs. (of course some of that is water weight), but I’m really happy with my results so far. I have a problem though.
I have an active job. I don’t just mean a bit of walking or anything like that. I work in a door shop where I stand for 8 hours a day and build doors and/or windows, stock doors (between 30 and 80 lbs.), stock parts, do some general carpentry, and use power tools all day.
I’ve been following the diet to a T, and the first week flew by like a breeze, but now I have absolutely no energy whatsoever. My last workout sucked, and my productivity at work has gone down noticeably (everybody is asking if I’m getting sick, or have something going on at home). I can’t really think straight, I am almost constantly hungry (the first week I was actually pretty full most of the time and never really got hungry), I’m starting to ache all over, and sometimes get light-headed when I’m working.
I am wondering if anyone else who has an active job like mine has had any of these problems. I don’t know what to do. I’m having trouble sleeping as well. I don’t want to quit the diet (I have too much will power give in to hunger), but I am worried about how it is affecting my occupational and mental abilities.
Should I cut out my NEPA since I already do so much activity at work? Should I consume more calories? I just need some help, because right now I’m in a really rough state and can’t afford to have problems at work.
Any advice or information would be appreciated. Thanks.