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Offline simplbill

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Testosterone
« on: April 28, 2010, 08:02:54 PM »
I'm wondering if my weight loss is being interupted by lower than average testosterone levels. Hers is why I ask. As of late my energy level seems low, on a typical day I start out with 3 extra large eggs a b12 sublingual and d3 at  about 8000ius at breakfast. Then there is a 1hour drive to work during which there are times I get sleepy almost as if Im ingesting carbs. At lunch usually there is chicken Ive cooked or steak or some pork. Then there is school at night up to 3 times per week until 10 pm then the hour drive home. The day starts at 530am.
Now Im due to be 50 in August and Im feelin tired and just want to know if you (collectively) have any thoughts here. To date Ive dropped round about 13 lbs since Jan.  Am I just expecting too much?

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 08:53:38 PM »
Are you eating enough food? Doing any exercise?


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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 09:02:46 PM »
Well thats just it I'm not sure how much food is enough and as far as exercise is concerned, does automotive work count? you know lifting tires and heavy exertion all day? Im currently 5' 10" and 211 so how much food would be enough?

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 09:26:01 PM »
Humping tires does count!

I have you with estimated activity level at around 3485kcal a day on active days and 1936kcals on non-active days. Protein needs at 263g. a day.

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 11:07:05 PM »
Then there is school at night up to 3 times per week until 10 pm then the hour drive home. The day starts at 530am.
Getting only six and a half hours of sleep would definitely have me feeling tired.


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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2010, 11:24:38 PM »
Eggs (or any significant protein) in the morning makes me sleepy too. You might try an intermittent fasting regimen like the warrior diet.

I agree with Warren about the sleep, but it sounds like that's just the way your schedule is... maybe just make sure you get plenty of sleep, rest, quiet & fresh air on your off-days.

I'm sure humping tyres is enough exercise, although you might want to try and vary the way you hump them! Just to engage some other muscle groups, help prevent strain injuries, and get out of the groove.

Just some thoughts  ;D

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 05:21:23 PM »
Natural sunshine really helps reduce that tired feeling. Get as much as you can.  Not talking sunbathing but just get outdoors as often as you can.  Take lunch outside and go for a short walk after eating. 

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 04:24:41 PM »
So Im taking Mens virility factor with ginko biloba and ginseng as well as tibulus extract.

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010, 05:17:50 PM »
You can have your T-levels measured to make sure. My uncle had it done: they draw some blood and report back in a few days.

Having measured your levels, if they are found to be low, you can then decide whether to try and raise T naturally or by taking some meds.

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2010, 04:27:30 AM »
Im 58 Bill and I am still having problems with tiredness. For the most part I seem to need 8 hours sleep on this diet rather than 6 or 7 as previously.

I get a real slump in the afternoon and have resorted back to coffee in desperation.

Had my thyroid tested and they say nothing wrong. The Doc has me on Plant esters. Black Cohosh 'to see if that helps'

I don't know if you can have testerone tested. ?
Anyone?

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2010, 07:01:39 PM »
Some things i would do to increase testosterone:

Get at least 8 hrs of sleep per night.

Get as much sun as possible.

Eat more animal/saturated fat.

Lift heavy 4-5x a week.

Sprint.

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2010, 10:44:42 AM »
How long have you adopted this WOE?

It took me about 2-3 weeks for my body to realize I wasn't feeding it anymore starches... then it kicked into overdrive, as far as energy is concerned. My calories also went way down when my body made the switch, simply put I was just not as hungry as often. Now at around 3 months I still get spurts of energy usually within an hour of breaking my weekly intermittent fast (18-30 hours). I am sleeping more but never wake up groggy like I used to after a strong 6-8 hours of sleep... it's up, hit the 5S (sh.., shower, shine, shave, shampoo), and get on with the day. 

Your mileage may vary, as I do drink several cups of green tea throughout the day, although I brew loose tea intentionally weak. Paleo? Maybe. Do I care? Not really.