DIET, EXERCISE & LIFESTYLE

When I was younger, a lot younger, I used to joke that one’s Sex Life was a leading indicator of the State of Health: I was right even if I didn’t know any better.

In this age of chemical medicine, and looking for shortcuts like supplements in order to compensate and overcompensate our shortcomings, going back to healthy basis is the healthiest solution of today’s maladies.

TL;DR: As long as you have morning wood, you’re healthy.

So, what’s bad for health is bad for Sex:

  • Smoking
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol: sure they say a little is enough, up to each one of us to define what little is or be in denial. However if you’re into beer, please research the effects of beer on Testosterone
  • Being overweight or obese (high body fat %)
  • Diabetes
  • Other chronic diseases
  • Lack of exercise
  • Table sugar, and other refined carbs
  • Calories dense foods
  • Junk food
  • Lack of whole foods in your diet, especially fruits and vegetables

Some of the items in the list are related and there’s also overlaps between some of them.  Remedy involves stopping certain behaviors, modify some others, and picking up new healthier activities, in short we all need D.E.L.:

  • New Diet
  • More Exercise
  • Better Lifestyle

I had most of it covered it.  Where did I go wrong?

  • Almost quit eating fresh vegetables and fruits, I fell for the IIFYM philosophy; therefore my diet lacked Nitric Oxide (NO).
  • Un-balanced my diet emphasizing protein.
  • Clueless about fat, went from too low fat, too too high; same for saturated fat.

This is what’s really interesting about habits, how it’s easy to slip back from new good habits, to old bad habits; if I look at previous states, I can see that I have been at this point, feeling as if I had solved my ED issue thanks to a better diet, only to revert back to bad diet/habits. (Links).

The future:

  • Continue what I am doing.
  • Add Vitamin D.
  • Research ways to increase available Testosterone by way to decrease Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) or sex steroid-binding globulin (SSBG):
    • Decreasing Estrogen.
    • Increase foods that have anti-aromatase activity (white button mushrooms).
  • Sleep more (without sleep aid pills), even if I have to take afternoon naps.
  • Decrease Cortisol by sleeping longer/more; keep workouts at ~60 minutes and mitigate chronic stress.

Life’s Good!

Further reading: Testosterone and Nitric Oxide.

I KNEW BETTER AND I SCREWED UP

Back in March I felt like a teenager, and that was before I discovered PIED.

Back in March I wrote (link):

From my Log:

– 11:30 AM IMPORTANT: just about to jump in the shower, my flaccid penis is definitely engorged visibly full of blood, and appears to be visibly longer/bigger. Not that I have become hung overnight, but it’s surely “plump”.

and also

– 11:30 AM IMPORTANT: in the shower I got a half erection yet a very powerful one just by washing my penis. I don’t ever remember the last time that happened, years ago for sure, probably over a decade ago. It felt good.

then again

– 6:15 PM SEX: I was horny. I was watching a movie on TV and the only thing I could think about was sex sex sex and sex. So much that I achieved a spontaneous (no direct stimulation) erection, an hard as a rock erection. Took my gf to the bedroom and had good sex, in control, hard as a rock, no signs of losing erection, variety of positions, and then full, copious and powerful release of a big load.

summarized as

3/20/2016 6 PM SEX 2/2 GREATEST EVER no “C”

How did that happened?

ANALYSIS:

  • high Protein at 205 grams
  • high fats at 119 grams
  • higher than my usual Saturated fats at 8% of calories (28 grams)
  • only chicken for protein (breast for lunch, drumsticks for dinner), no fish
  • normal sleep
  • no supplements
  • no special foods
  • no foods out of the ordinary, except drumsticks
  • I even workout at the gym the day prior and the day of.

So, time to go back to that diet!  Including Nitric Oxide (NO) foods.

Eureka Moment: PIED

I have been battling my ED (Erectile Dysfunction) for over a year now.
I have been chronicled my journey and experiments with Food and ED in here since January 2016.

All throughout my research, here and there I would come across PIED (Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction) and each and every time I would dismiss it with “No, that’s not me”.

On July 12, 2016 I had a revelation, my Eureka Moment: I was in denial, I am addicted to Porn, therefore it’s highly probably that I have PIED (Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction) or that PIED influences my ED (Erectile Dysfunction).

I will continue to tweak my food / diet / supplement / special foods; and I will continue to update this blog; at the same time I have started a new blog that chronicles my journey with my PIED and the NoFap solution:

ED / PIED

I thought it was fair to have a separate forum just for PIED, while still maintaining this blog.

So, if you’re suffering from ED, I highly suggest to look at the food that you eat as well as your relationship with Porn, and also your relationship with Sex.

Wishing you, and me, best of luck in our journey.

TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF NONSENSICAL FACTS

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Everywhere you look for information about Erectile Dysfunction and diet the information and narrative is always the same:

  • DO(s):
    • eat fatty fish (omega-3)
    • eat vegetables
    • eat good sources of fats: avocados, olive oil, nuts
  • DON’T(s):
    • red meat is evil
    • too much fat is evil
    • saturated fats are evil
    • drink alcohol

I developed E.D. (Erectile Dysfunction) by following all of the above.

I reversed E.D. (Erectile Dysfunction) by doing the opposite: lots of beef and saturated fat. And drinking alcohol along the way!

Looking in retrospect, my prior entries Like a Teenager and State of things 3/15/2016 ( 
I have successfully beat Erectile Dysfunction) were dependent upon consumption of saturated fat (chicken drumsticks and duck).

I could write more, but I won’t. It’s just very frustrated to see concrete results and hard evidences (pun intended) with a protocol that goes against all the conventional wisdom that is also endorsed by my primary Care Physician (one of the top rated in my large metropolitan city in the U.S.); my endocrinologist (one of the top rated in the U.S.) and my urologist (one of the top rated in the country for E.D.); all three affiliated with top teaching hospitals in the U.S. affiliated with top Medical Schools in the world.

Then again, there are some people who disagree with such medical establishment:

 

Like a Teenager

Sunday March 20, 2016

From my Log:

– 11:30 AM IMPORTANT: just about to jump in the shower, my flaccid penis is definitely engorged visibly full of blood, and appears to be visibly longer/bigger. Not that I have become hung overnight, but it’s surely “plump”.

and also

– 11:30 AM IMPORTANT: in the shower I got a half erection yet a very powerful one just by washing my penis.  I don’t ever remember the last time that happened, years ago for sure, probably over a decade ago.  It felt good.

then again

– 6:15 PM SEX: I was horny.  I was watching a movie on TV and the only thing I could think about was sex sex sex and sex. So much that I achieved a spontaneous (no direct stimulation) erection, an hard as a rock erection.  Took my gf to the bedroom and had good sex, in control, hard as a rock, no signs of losing erection, variety of positions, and then full, copious and powerful release of a big load.

summarized as

3/20/2016 6 PM SEX 2/2 GREATEST EVER no “C”

How did that happened?

THE DAY BEFORE (Saturday March 19, 2016):

– 7 hours of sleep
– Gym workout
– Intermittent Fasting / LeanGains:
* 08:00 AM coffee / psyllium husk
* 12:00 PM  lunch 1: Greek yogurt + eggs
* 2:30 PM  lunch 2 : chicken
* 7:30 PM  dinner: chicken (drumsticks)
– 2:00 PM 10 mg “C”
– 9:00 PM SEX: powerful, steady, no sign of loss of erection, very much in control. The best sex that I have had in well over a year
– Today’s food: 3,335 calories, 378 C (64 F, 192 S)/ 119 F (28 S, 1 P, 7 M)/ 205 P
–  NEW Ideal Protocol: 2,500-3,000 cal, 250-375 C,  80 F, 180 P.
– 8 % of calories from SAT (28 gr)
– Today’s macro split: 44/31/24

THE DAY OF (Sunday March 20, 2016):

– 6+ hours of sleep
– 7:30 AM PIV SEX NR
– Bodyweight training – enhanced (7×20 / 5×9 / ++)

ANALYSIS:

  • high Protein at 205 grams
  • high fats at 119 grams
  • higher than my usual Saturated fats at 8% of calories (28 grams)
  • only chicken for protein (breast for lunch, drumsticks for dinner), no fish
  • normal sleep
  • no supplements
  • no special foods
  • no foods out of the ordinary, except drumsticks
  • I even workout at the gym the day prior and the day of.

WEEKLY REPORT

 

 

State of things 3/15/2016

I have successfully beat Erectile Dysfunction.
I know it’s a bit premature, pun intended, but I know how I feel now, and how I have felt in the past.
FACT: These days I can have full PIV sex with no loss of erection and big release at least every other day with no “C”.
SPECULATION (to be tested this week): I can have full PIV sex with no loss of erection and big release every day for short stretches 2/3 days still with no “C”.
MORE SPECULATION (not to be tested): … and longer stretches with the help of “C”.

What a difference a few days make: I am constantly horny, stimulated, sensitive, persistent, ready to release; and yet very calm.  Of course I am excited, but I am very pragmatic about it: tomorrow’s BIG DATE is going to be the best. Ever.

I have the protocol down, which actually has some flexibility in it:

  1. Absolutely no supplement or special foods. This is kind of funny/hysterical considering how much money I have wasted and how many things I have tried.  I have the hunch that a handful of them, 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 might help.  It’s going to be a long process to experiment with those since I am not using the protocol
    • 2 weeks baseline; no new supplement
    • then 2 weeks supplement documenting the changes; unless terminated prematurely due to poor performance.
    • 2 weeks withdrawal; control for placebo effect and other variables.
    • 2 weeks new baseline, before adding a new supplement
    • repeat back from no new supplement baseline for ANY combination
  2. Nitric Oxide rich foods with every meal
  3. 2,500-3,000 calories
  4. 360 gr of Carbohydrates (250-375  range)
  5. 180 gr of Protein (170-200 range)
  6. 90 gr of Fat (60-80 range, 90 if 360 of C and 180 of P)
  7. 10% of calories from Saturated Fat (influences Testosterone). This is a present ongoing experiment since before I was constantly in the 2%-6% range and I seem to recall that morning performance was rock-hard better after some dinner parties with more Saturated fat that my usual diet.

Any deviation to the protocol can be corrected right away, with no bad performance and higher quality of life.

The experimentation continues, I am curious to see what levels of performance I can achieve and if I can drop “C” completely.

State of things 3/12/2016

I have been supplement free for over 10 days now, and things are a lot better.  It sucks that I have spent so much money and wasted so much time.  I am sure that some of them are useful, but I doubt that any one of them is life-changing.

I have seen better results by limiting fat, and keeping attention to saturated fat.

Now I am confident that I am able to perform when I have my weekly big date (with “C), and that’s the most important thing.
Outside from that, I am able to have sex at least every other day, at times more often, without “C”.

Looking ahead:

  • New experiments start on Thursday, the day after my big date
  • Experiments last 1 week or longer
  • Experiment pipeline:
    1. increase protein to 180 gr/day
    2. increase saturated fat (increases Testosterone)
    3. increase protein to 200 gr/day
    4. Add: Creatine
    5. Add: ZMA
    6. Add: L-Arginine
    7. Add: Omega-3 supplement

In summary these are the things that affect sex functions that I need to address/improve:

  • Nitric Oxide (NO): I have this solved with food
  • Testosterone:
    • Saturated fat experiment
    • more research needed
  • Sensitivity:
    • in recent years I have relied on hard masturbation in order to release. I have stopped this habit
    • I’ll use lubrication when masturbating in the future
    • More research is needed how improve sensitivity
  • Pelvic floor muscle: more research is needed
  • Cardiovascular health: fine, no problems
  • Mental health: fine, no problems