Yeah, don’t let the beginning of the diet cloud your evaluation of Plazma! Any food/nutrients reduction (especially if it is fairly important) will leave you with less energy at first. That is not unusual.
Plazma is not a “pre-workout” in the typical sense of the word. A typical pre-workout in the training jargon is a stimulant. Obviously with a stimulant you feel… well… stimulated!
Plazma is workout nutrition. It’s effect is mostly in the form of supplying nutrients to the working muscles. So it’s not something you “feel”.
What it does is as you are training it shuttles nutrients INSIDE the muscles being trained. As a result you are sending the material needed for muscle repair/growth directly in the muscle you are training.
So the effect of Plazma are more on how fast you can recover from a workout and now much muscle you will grow from it.
NOW Plazma also has for effect an increase in “the pump” (swollen muscle feeling you get when you train) this is both due to the special carbs in it as well as the electrolyte formulation that both increase muscle volumization during training.
So you should feel a better pump when training. However not everybody is in-touch with their body enough to notice that. Not to mention that when you are on a diet of lowered calories your muscle pump tends to DECREASE. Which might make the increase from Plazma less noticeable.
When you are on a fat loss plan, Plazma will shite mostly by allowing you to keep training hard and building muscle despite the decrease in total nutrients intake during the day.