Well, I have been cutting for about 3 weeks now. When I started my cut, and for the last 3 weeks I was taking in 2500 calories (1,000 down from my previous bulk intake of 3,500). Everything was perfectly fine... I was noticing a slight decrease in bodyfat (visually) and dropped about 7 lbs on the scale.. Most importantly, my lifts felt fine.. Size did not go down, strength was just fine, if not increasing, etc... Well 3 days ago I knocked it a little lower to speed up the body fat loss and work further under maintenence. Now I am at 1,800 calories and carbs are low. Between even fewer calories and very little carbs (I am used to taking in a lot of carbs in my diet) I feel like fucking shit! My workouts have been really tiring, strength feels depleted, and I have a feeling I am going to lose a little muscle mass with that body fat. All of this was expected though once I went down to 1,800 cal's, and cut down on carbs but is there any secret you guys know of to help keep strength and energy up? I dont want to take a stimulant (atleast not yet) but being low on cals and carbs are killing my strength and energy and making me feel like shit... I am in my 4th day, so does this tend to get easier as your body adjusts? Or do you guys know of something helpful? I have cut a few times before with decent results, but 1,800 is the lowest I have gone (usually around 2,400) and this is the first time I have ever cut carbs like this.