The Man Diet is a book I wrote for men, for a few reasons. For one, walk into any book store, head to the diet and health section, and you’ll find a litany of books focused on women, and how to help women eat right. The problem is that men don’t eat like women, and there are a number of ingredients in a man’s diet that women shouldn’t consume.
Second – and this is important – male testosterone levels are on the decline by 1.3% every year, this is an incredible epidemic that’s getting ZERO media coverage, likely because the majority think that testosterone is bad.
Then, there are my own testosterone levels that were LOW a few years ago. I, like many, didn’t understand what testosterone did. I didn’t know that high testosterone levels in men lowers their risk of experiencing depression, heart disease, or certain cancers. I didn’t know that low testosterone levels in men likely meant low libido. I knew nothing about this powerful hormone that makes men, men.
It’s been a quest I’ve been on for almost 7 years now, to understand testosterone, how it works, but also how men should eat and live to have optimal testosterone levels. And what I’ve found is that it starts with a man’s diet.
How to Eat Like a Man
First, don’t eat in a way that will increase your estrogen levels. Foods like flax, soy, mint, and even green tea are estrogenic and increase a man’s estrogen levels.
Second, don’t follow a fad diet (this includes low carb, no carb, no fat, etc…). You need dietary fats to produce testosterone, as your body produces testosterone by converting cholesterol into testosterone in your testes. Without fat, you won’t have testosterone.
The best fat sources for men are animals and eggs, making the vegan diet not optimal for men, either.
Carbs also have a role. Carbs spike your insulin levels which lowers your cortisol levels. You need low cortisol levels to have high testosterone levels.
Finally, protein. There are articles out there about how a high protein diet is bad for testosterone. The problem is that protein is great for body composition. And you cannot have high body fat (over 15%) and have high testosterone. And protein helps you both build muscle and lose fat. So it’s necessary.
A Man’s Diet
A man’s diet has to be free from phytoestrogens. It has to be balanced, ideally getting 35% of calories from fats, 35% from carbs, and 30% from protein – if you need to cut fat, you’ll eat more protein and then drop it down once you’re under that 15% mark.
The reality is that men need to eat like men. This isn’t talked about at all anywhere, which is why, over almost a decade, the Man Diet was created, backed by 91 studies, with a chapter by the leading researcher when it comes to intermittent fasting in America. Get a Free Copy Here.