Energy is bad because your carbs are so low. I don't get it, just listen to your body. You already know the answer, why even ask people here? They're not you, they can't possibly know how you feel, and with all the conflicting answers you'll never find one that actually makes sense. Your calorie intake is low because your metabolism is tanked due to the low carbs. I couldn't eat more than 1k calories either on VLC, absolutely zero appetite, eating was a complete chore and not fun at all.
If you listen to these people they'll have you eating 100g+ of fat every day even though your fat intake is already very, very high. It'll do nothing for you, believe me. You're young, not sedentary, probably study a lot(student) you need carbs.
What would you recommend as carb sources, given my activity level (noted in the original post)? Fruit vs. starch vs. more greens?
Derp does all the answering for you! So that. And when you're out with friends and eating more, what kind of things are you eating? Probably not egg powder and 100% dark chocolate, right?Originally Posted by Derpamix
Fruit and starch yes. Greens no.What would you recommend as carb sources, given my activity level (noted in the original post)? Fruit vs. starch vs. more greens?
I'd recommend a level similar to primal blueprint for now, something like 150-200g of fruit, potatoes, white rice, anything you want. You can raise it depending on how you're feeling, but that's a good level for coming off a VLC diet.
But all that aside, I actually agree with Derp here that a young active person can handle more carbs and have nothing against that. Some fruit and a sweet potato would probably do you some good. What carb phobia? I choose VLC for my body but I don't say that it is optimal for everyone. I mostly just think the OP needs more Food. (New thread title: Eat Moar Food!)