- 01-18-2011, 12:32 PM
- 01-18-2011, 04:18 PM
Anyone have any tips? I know that at least 1 of the 32 who have viewed this must have SOME advice....I appreciate the help from Matrix and Rosie, but I don't want them to have to answer ALL of my posts by themselves haha....
Any advice related to carb cycling?
Anything at all would be helpful, I am new to this sort of thing
01-18-2011, 04:23 PM
I know some say that keeping your cholesterol level high helps increase your natural testosterone.
Diets effect each person differently. Its all about figuring out what is going to work for you. I personally like carb cycling but it is alot of work.
Its hard to give advise when we don't know any of your goals, training type/ duration, stats, etc, etc
01-18-2011, 04:28 PM
01-18-2011, 04:34 PM
make sure your saturated fats stay somewhat high ( i know you dont want much of them but you do need a decent amount) Low T levels are linked to low fat intake.
I would also buy a natural T booster to be more anabolic.
01-18-2011, 04:38 PM
01-18-2011, 05:31 PM
Fair enough...I am currently 5'9" and about 215, had T problems that caused me to gain some unwanted weight, on the way back from recovering from that...I would like to cut to the 175 range through diet and exercise, but I need to try and keep T high while doing it...total T is only at 408 as of my most recent bloodtest. I would also guess that I have slight trouble losing weight, as my thyroid is slightly underperforming with a TSH of 2.93.
I train 5 times a week - 3 lifting sessions that are very intense. 2 cardio sessions that are sometimes intense depending on what I am doing (running not so much, basketball very much so). I try to vary it and I take the other 2 days as a very much needed off day.
My major concern would be fat intake and total caloric intake...I do not believe that I would be successful losing weight based on some of the calorie calculators because of my blood test numbers. But I didn't know if you can keep fat intake up but cut out extra calories through carbs or what...
01-18-2011, 05:34 PM
yea post your daily diet. you can definitely up the fat and lower the carbs, this will improve your body composition.
01-25-2011, 08:28 AM
I have read that there are certain foods that have a direct effect on test/estro, but I've only looked into it a little, I don't really remember the ins and outs about it. Good luck man.
01-28-2011, 12:53 PM
01-30-2011, 06:48 AM
for me a 35% carb 45% protein 20% fat "2/3 saturated, 1/3 unsaturated" diet works really well, I did a body analysis after my bulk and I gained 8 kilos of muscle and around 10 Kilos of fat. I was experimenting and over shot my calories quiet a bit and put on quite a bit of fat, but 8 kilos of muscle is worth it in my book. I'm dieting off the fat now and people who i haven't seen in a long time can tell i'm bigger.
01-30-2011, 09:47 PM
Sounds stupid but just eat a balanced diet with healthy whole foods and your hormone levels with take care of themselves.
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