And, yes, there is good evidence that, if you drop fat, you could dramatically increase your testosterone levels:
yeah, or take a low dose AI to reduce E2, that would also raise test.
Hello great group. I have been scouring the internet for information and came across this great forum, and would like to get some feedback.
I am 44 year old male, I am currently 6 feet tall and 250 pounds, with a lot of belly fat and man boobs
For the past year I walk and jog almost an hour everyday, and have an extremely strict clean diet of under 1800 calories 6 days a week. I will lose a few pounds, then gain back. Started lifting again, but can not make it through a routine because I get so tired out.
Family members were amazed because the weight would just not move off. Well the is not exactly true, If I keep my calories under 1200 the weight will go down to about 225 then stall, and once I start eating at the 1800 range, the weight comes back. Family members were getting worried, they eat more, and do less exercise and stay at a healthy level. I decided to get my blood tests, thinking I was going to have an thyroid issue. The tests came back and yes, you guessed it, my Testosterone free serum was low. So, here are my numbers:
yes, your body does not follow thermodynamics
you are one of thew few guys who can burn more calories than you eat and not lose fat
is that what you think?
I bet that's how you feel, I FELT THAT WAY!!
you and I have much
in common..dealing with weight.what works,
to prove to yourself what you are doing, track your calorieseverything
that goes into your mouth, log the calories
then log what you do for exercise
6ft man, eating "under" 1800 calories, who walks/jogs 1 hour each day AND lifts weights?
People have a well documented inability to do two things
1 estimate what they eat(they always guess too low)
2 estimate how much they moved(they guess too high)
yes, yuo have LOW T and that can be an issue, I lost 50+lbs with a starting T of 248ng
, what matters is establishing a caloric deficit
jog, lift weights, do whatever you want to do, BUT have a caloric deficit
think your body will go into "starvation mode" or some other catchy word the media uses?
Doubtful, not at 250lbs and 6ft(get to 200lbs then worry a lil)
or read this and donhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Starvation_Experiment
Minnesota Semi-Starvation Experiment
The investigation was designed to determine the physiological and psychological effects of severe and prolonged dietary restriction and the effectiveness of dietary rehabilitation strategies.
bunch of lean men, ate half maintence of fewer calories and did WALKING and all got under sub 10% bodyfat
the biggest drop in metabolism was 40%,(so they were still losing fat, even at sub 10%)
so yeah, eat less, move more and TRACK IT(quantify it) and you will lose fat
yes,stalls happen, weight loss is not a liner process
Id add more vit C to your diet, for lots of reasons(see links below) but mostly cause you need collagen, your body is mostly collagen and you can't make collagen without vit C, which isnt in the body very long and low vit C will lead to heart diease
lyle mcdonald has a mean articile about your misconceptions about dietinghttp://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/you-are-not-different.html/