Making a few changes to your nutrition can have a significant, positive effect on your testosterone - not to mention your energy levels, your ability to burn fat and build solid muscle. Here are 5 testosterone-boosting foods to add to your nutrition plan.
Many people have failed to lose weight by substituting a higher-quality food (fresh fruit, eggs, etc.) with a convenient and portable substitute consisting of high-glycemic carbohydrates (e.g., bagels, low-protein energy bars, corn syrup-based juice drinks) or fast foods. The reliance upon meal-replacement beverages may exacerbate poor control, as they do not provide the same fullness or hunger-suppressive effect of whole food meals.
This is the appeal of the ketogenic diet; people have reported losing 20 pounds or more in a matter of a week or two. Popularized as the induction phase of the Atkins diet, ketogenic diets have actually been a clinical tool for decades, though not as one might think. The history of ketogenic diets in medical practice originates with the condition of epilepsy.1
Obesity continues to be an increasing epidemic in the United States. An abundance of evidence shows that obesity is caused by a combination of a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutritional habits consisting of high-fat and high-glycemic carbohydrates.
What is this latest hot topic about liquid diets and is it healthy for me? I personally do the liquid diet either prior to a photoshoot, to get all the solid foods out of my system for that ‘leaner look,’ or if I’m sick - it makes it so much easier to deal with the side effects of the flu when you only have liquids circulating in your system.
Low T and high cortisol make it easier to get upset, and you end up in a stressful cycle that'll kill your gains. Stress really is a killer, so try to chill out!
Tired of oatmeal and egg whites? These two breakfast favorites can deliver exactly what you need in the morning - a dose of protein and energizing fibrous carbs - but eating them day in and day out can get boring fast. Need a few new breakfast ideas? Try these high protein muscle-building meals that put a new spin on breakfast.
Whether it’s a job that requires you to travel frequently or a long weekend out of town, there are ways to cope without completely derailing your fitness goals. Here are a few tips to help.
American advertising thrives on celebrity endorsements and music soundtracks. Honestly, though: do celebrities represent the average overweight consumer? Has Hollywood and the sports arena shown itself to be the pinnacle of scientific expertise? Haven’t both of these venues (Hollywood and professional sports) had ethics challenges throughout their history?
You are what you eat also applies to fish! The reason for the high content is that farm-raised fish eat a different diet than fish in the wild. Vegetable food is increasingly replacing fishmeal in farm-raised fish feeds and may induce a relative decrease in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), expressed as a percentage of total fatty acids.