You say that you are limiting the amount of food to the lower calorie intake, yet not excluding any of the foods groups. I will ask you to ensure you are meeting the minimum of the foood group's recommendations.
Another thing to keep in mind, is that when fat is released from its stores - fat cells and used as energy ketosis is created which is acidic. If it is greater than the body's ability to neutralise it or remove the acid through the kidneys then it too can build up. There are associations between depression, fatigue and general aches and pains etc and nervous irritation caused by chemical loads.
If you have changed your eating pattern to one that is more inclusive of ‘healthy foods’ such as fruit and vegetables, grains and you haven't previously been eating these, then your body needs to adapt to the different chemicals - naturally occuring, and also to the different fibres that these foods provide. It is possible that you may have a natural chemical intolerance to things like salycaltes, amines, glutimates, or even some of the fibres in these foods. These can alter the body in a number of ways - nervous system, gut irritation, immune system flaring up to name a few.
The relationship between the gut and mental health is profound, so looking more closely at the foods you are eating, how your body is responding; what else could be being released during the detox phase of fat release, is your liver coping with the additional load or is it allowing some of the chemicals into the blood stream to alter another body part.
These are questions you many not be able to answer and so it is useful to speak with a professional. Intergrative Nutritionists who have experience in this field would be a good start, as would an APD with food intolerances. Ask for a liver profile to be completed & ketosis analaysis would be a good start.
On another angle, when we release weight, it brings up a lot of emotions that were contributing to putting it there in the first place - consider the reasons for your previous food choices and you will gain insight into what might be coming up for you. Fear, depression, avoidance, hurt, grief etc leading to comfort eating, or not taking responsibility for food choices are stored in the body with the excess energy from food. Remove the excess energy and the fat, along with it comes the feelings stored. A bit out there, but it has relevence. I see it all the time with my clients, and there is a whole research field relating to emotions and their impact on health.
Consider the possibilities and if you would like help, ask and you will recieve it. Be open and listen to yourself, you know more than you think you do.
To your health.
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