The fat experiment

good-fats

Today I came across this quote:

Several studies concluded that diets low in fat (under 15% of total calories) significantly decreased testosterone levels while diets higher in fat (above 30% of total calories) increased serum testosterone levels.

To simplify everything that I have said, it seems that one should not lower fat below 15% of daily calories unless they would like to face extreme testosterone deficiencies.

Likewise, one should not increase fat to say 40% in order to increase testosterone.

Although fat increases testosterone to a degree, it is important to remember that testosterone is only a small piece of the larger puzzle. There are many other hormones and factors involved in building muscle other than just testosterone. By increasing fat to extremely high levels, there will be less “space” for carbohydrates and protein, both of which are very important for aforementioned reasons.

Source: Layne Norton / SimplyShred.com

This is interesting since this is my fat intake for this month so far:

  • 2/1/2016 NO SEX – 28% FAT / 7 gr SAT
  • 2/2/2016 NO SEX – 26% FAT / 11 gr SAT
  • 2/3/2016 NO SEX – 28% FAT / 1 gr SAT
  • 2/4/2016 5:00 PM 1/5 – 26% / 35 gr SAT
  • 2/5/2016 12:30 PM 2/5 – 24% / 24 gr SAT
  • 2/6/2016 9:30 PM 3/5 – 28% / 30 gr SAT
  • 2/7/2016 6:00 PM 4/5 – 28% / 23 gr SAT
  • 2/8/2016 1:00 PM 5/5 – 28% / 12 gr SAT
  • 2/9/2016 NO SEX – 24% / 20 gr SAT
  • 2/10/2016 9:00 PM 1/4 – 16% / 6 gr SAT
  • 2/11/2016 11:00 PM 2/4 – 24% / 29 gr SAT
  • 2/12/2016 2:00 PM (weird) 3/4 – 32% / 14 gr SAT
  • 2/13/2016 9:00 PM 4/4 – 27% / 25 gr SAT
  • 2/14/2016 NO SEX  – 26% / 20 gr SAT
  • 2/15/2016 11 AM (with no “C”) – 28% / 25 gr SAT
  • 2/16/2016 NO SEX – 32% / 19 gr SAT
  • 2/17/2016 9 PM (BIG DATE) 1/3 – 32% / 17 gr SAT
  • 2/18/2016 9 AM 2/3 & 9 PM 3/3 (3 times in 24 hr) – 33% / 20 gr SAT
  • 2/19/2016 NO SEX
  • 2/20/2016 YES
  • 2/21/2016 NO SEX

I have been controlling my fat intake for a while, surely limiting my SAT (saturated fat). In the past few days in the quest to increase my intake of Omega-3 I have:

  • doubled up my fish oil supplement
  • added pistachio nuts, daily
  • added chia seeds, daily
  • added flaxseed, daily

therefore increasing my overall fat intake.  I was considering decreasing the quantity of fat but now after the late successes and since I feel just great I am going to continue my diet as-is, possibly increasing my intake of Omega-3 rich foods with a target of 35% of calories from overall fat, still limiting SAT (saturated fats) to less than 10% of calories.

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Salmon and ED?

Something weird happened to me today.

I woke up with raging morning wood, and I was overly excited all day; until I ate salmon that is.

Two weeks ago the same thing happened, things were going great with wood and excitement and stimulus, and then on 1/22/2016 I had salmon for lunch before meeting my gf and it was a disaster.

In both occasion it was wild caught salmon, not farmed, and a normal quantity of 6 oz today and 8 oz on 1/22/2016.

It’s weird since wild caught salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, and both salmon and Omega 3 fatty acids are on the short list of foods that are good for preventing, curing, reversing ED and good sexual and cardiovascular health.