What is a testosterone diet?
At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how much you work-out in the gym, it doesn’t matter how many testosterone supplements that you take and you can’t continue to blame genetics for how your body looks. Your diet is actually what makes the difference. If you are looking to take testosterone supplements for weight gain or for losing fat then it doesn’t matter how much you take, you will not achieve your goal unless you have the right diet.
Let’s have a few reality checks first. No diet is easy and no diet is completely painless. All diets require some sacrifice and some pretty tough changes. Every dieting strategy that you can think of will have its drawbacks. Should you want to have a great body then you will have to suffer for it a bit. It is very difficult to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time so you should concentrate on losing the fat first before you go for the muscle gain.
There is no best diet and all diets do actually work. The catch here is that whilst some diets may work for other people, they may not work for you. Everyone is different and your job is to find the diet that works. You need a diet which helps you lose fat whilst preserving lean muscle and that can be hard to find. If you are trying to gain muscle then you need carbohydrates, both complex ones and simple ones. So you should forget the Atkins diet if you want to be a competitive athlete.
Another thing that will help you is to keep a food log of everything you eat. You should read labels and think about weighing your food and measuring servings. Include calories, fat, protein and carbohydrates in the log. This is helpful because it will stop you from overdoing it in the first few days like many people do and not taking in enough calories.
So is there a diet that will specifically increase testosterone?
Well, not specifically, but there is a type of food that has been found to promote the production of testosterone in the body. Or more specifically, a type of fat. Monounsaturated fats are called that because the presence of one carbon bond in the carbon chain means that the fatty acid does not get “saturated” with hydrogen. Monounsaturated fats are found in Canola Oil, Olive Oil and Peanut oil.
So a testosterone diet should use these oils for cooking. Olive oil is used frequently in marinades, salad dressings and sauces, Canola oil is used more for baking as it is milder in flavour. Peanut oil is mostly used in Asian cooking and for sauces and salad dressings.