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Anyone having problems concentrating/brain lapse!?

#1
All,

I feel off the VLCD wagon for a few days this week after 3 weeks on total food replacement with Exante. Despite drinking lots and lots of water I felt as though I was loosing concentration for a few days and my brain power/ memory had a lapse - this is a problem as I have to use my brain a lot at work. I am back on track now but It worries me as it affects my ability to stick to the diet.. curious to know if others are the same. Any recommendations?

Susan
 
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Magggie

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#2
I had this in my first week, but back up to strength since.
Maybe worth checking with a Dr?

You should be getting enough nutrients on exante, but maybe you can't metabolise the same as those ok on it?

I do tend to prop myself up a lot with caffeine( especially in a morning) lol
have you tried that?
 
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#3
My brain hurts, and I don't start till tomorrow!

Sorry to hear you've had this problem. I do recall on LL having this - I wasn't working at the time and I think I wondered whether I'd have coped.
Is it worth trying to alternate total with another of the "solutions"? Maybe have a small meal on work days in addition to packs, then do total on your days off?
 
#4
Gald to hear not just me thought it was age :D

I have just completed first week and although memory not bad found i do keep getting some words wrong

I will know what i mean to say but then a random word comes out making my whole sentence sound funny

I also use my brain as most of us do at work and as a social worker need to speak clearly so as you can imagine this can be embarressing
Have spoken to my GP who has sugested I perservere for now and se if it improves on add a meal week

not sure if this helps
 

Magggie

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#5
Lol

this is deja vue

quite a few said exactly the same thing in our first weeks

can never find the right... Er, ... Worm
no

word


:)


I think Its your brain screaming

WHERE'S THE CARBS!!!

;)
 

amelia23

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lol. love it, i thought it was just me and cos i've been working nights for last few weeks, i thought maybe it was that, should hear me trying to give handover in the morning...we're all in stitches! have taken to using sign language when i forget a word lol!!!!
 

Maia

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#7
My first two weeks were pretty bad - not so much blanking on words, but blurting out what I was thinking without realising I should give some thought to how to say it tactfully. And missing obvious solutions to things. I have improved since then luckily.:)

Is anyone else reacting a bit oddly emotionally? I've heard about the ketosis 'euphoria' and I don't think I've got that, but I find myself feeling quite unaffected by things - just able to say 'oh well' and not be bothered. It's not actually completely pleasant.
 
#8
Many thanks to everyone for sending in their thoughts..was not sure whether my post would resonate with anyone as I could not find anything on the forum… great to see I am not the only one who has been through this. Thanks for your posts.
Thanks for the recommendation of my doctor – I think I need to change doctors as my current one is not too supportive. I do think that my brain does seem to work better with some carbs in the short term (probably why I got fat in the first place!). I do have loads more energy but find it difficult to concentrate at times. It has been a relief to see others have been through similar, but has been short lived, so I will just plug away for another few weeks and will let you know how I get on. If no good then I may just introduce a low carb meal as part of the plan.

All the best
Susan
 

Magggie

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S: 14st8lb C: 10st2lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 24.4 Loss: 4st6lb(30.39%)
#9
Many thanks to everyone for sending in their thoughts..was not sure whether my post would resonate with anyone as I could not find anything on the forum… great to see I am not the only one who has been through this. Thanks for your posts.
Thanks for the recommendation of my doctor – I think I need to change doctors as my current one is not too supportive. I do think that my brain does seem to work better with some carbs in the short term (probably why I got fat in the first place!). I do have loads more energy but find it difficult to concentrate at times. It has been a relief to see others have been through similar, but has been short lived, so I will just plug away for another few weeks and will let you know how I get on. If no good then I may just introduce a low carb meal as part of the plan.

All the best
Susan

Yep _ think I am a definate carb-o- holic (Hello, my name is Maggie & I am a Carboholic - lol )

I can see the patterns
wake up tired, want quick fix carbs to give me strength, same when I get in from being strenuous, my body tells me carbs -its a strange trigger
I now wake myself up with strong coffee-once I get over that hump I am usually OK
its been interesting getting to know my body again :rolleyes:
(I also was a terrible analytical nitty gritty type person when I started exante-my first posts & blogs are full of angst about going to the loo, etc ;) )
but I am pretty laid back & into it now
 
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#11
I too sometimes have problems with concen... oh look, a butterfly...
 
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