I do not think this problem is serious enough to put it in the "dieting with obstacles" thread, so here it is.
I started a diet four days ago, and since I wanted quick results at the beginning, it is a calorie deprived diet. Last night, I felt dizzy for a moment.
This morning I did thirty minutes of a spinning class, which made me push harder than I have in a long time, and since then I have been feeling dizzy.
I have a history of anemia, a problem that may have been aggravated by poor food choices in the last month. It's also my TOM which does not help.
I will up my calorie intake to 1 200 cal because the trade-off of going lower is not worth it, and it seems that I should discuss those issues with a doctor, but in the meantime, I wonder if many dieters go through these symptoms. Is it a necessary discomfort or are there ways to avoid it?
Furthermore, can we differentiate between these problems?
- Low blood sugar
- Not enough calories
- Iron deficiency