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It’s true that calories and fats are essential to testosterone production. It’s also true that occasional fasting has positive benefits!
This may seem like a contradiction to our popular post about the best foods to boost your testosterone. We know. But really, occasional fasting is good. It’s another way to boost your testosterone levels and your Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
One surprising thing about fasting and testosterone is that…
You can boost your overall testosterone 180% with just a single short-term fast!
This is according to Christopher Walker, author of Testshock with a degree in neuroscience from Duke University. He says that intermittent fasting can benefit a non-obese man in several ways. This includes increasing the luteinizing hormone (a testosterone precursor hormone) up to 67%.
Another benefit of intermittent fasting, says Walker, is that it allows your body a daily chance to burn excess body fat for fuel and rid itself of minor toxins.
But don’t get carried away… You shouldn’t fast for an extended period of time. That’s not good, because it will begin to lower testosterone.
However, intermittent fasting – fasting for up to 24 hours – will reap some significant hormonal and physical benefits.
Here’s one fasting regimen you could try…
- Say you decide to begin a fast on Saturday. You would stop eating at 10 or 11 p.m. on Friday. Then, not eat again until 10 or 11 p.m. on Saturday night.
- Drink as much purified water, herbal or green tea as you like. (Try squeezing lemon juice into the purified water to aid in detoxifying.)
- You can also consume up to 30 grams of Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) in tablet or powder form.
- Do not lift weights or exercise during your fast.
- End your fast with a small protein and organic vegetable heavy meal.
Try it for a day and see what happens! You have the ability to boost your testosterone with changes, like this, to your lifestyle.
Sometimes these changes are hard. But the best thing is: they are safe and natural. There are no risky side effects to your overall health. In fact, healthy lifestyle changes increase your T levels while improving your overall health!