Well, progress thus far has been….lacking. After 2 weeks, I’ve gained maybe a pound. Although, I have seen strength gains in the gym. Here’s the weirdest part: my energy levels have been terribly low. I predict it has something to do with my diet. After digging around on the Internet, I found some interesting articles on how to manipulate testosterone levels. Apparently, a low fat diet has a tendency to decrease testosterone. Looking at my diet for the last 2 weeks, I found that I consumed about 10-15% fat, which is far below my normal 20-30%. Even though I’m consuming 3000 Calories per day in mostly protein and carbs, the decrease in fat must have reduced my testosterone production. My energy levels were low. Sex drive was almost non-existent. Fantastic.
Time for an intervention! I put together a different diet. While it was based on the previous 3000-Calorie diet, I threw in a lot more fat. I concentrated on mono-unsaturated and saturated fats; both of which have been shown to increase testosterone. I ideally wanted 25% – 30% of my diet to be fats. Instead of egg-whites, I’m eating whole eggs. Apparently, it’s your liver that produces most of the cholesterol – not your diet. My doctor be damned. This is all for the sake of science. SCIENCE! We’ll see the results of my new high-T diet after a couple of weeks. If you’re interested, the mean plan can be found here: