Because when you’re low T, all kinds of nasty things happen, ranging from Gyno (man boobs) to low self-esteem, to lethargy, all the way to depression and even suicide in extreme cases.
Muscle gain & fat loss are also next to impossible.
Read more about common low T problems in the post 4 Bad Things That Happen Without A High T Diet.
Whereas science has shown time and time again that 800-1200 testosterone is the level of a healthy 18-25 year old (when your T levels are naturally at their peak).
When you combine this level of energy, drive, and ease of improving body composition with the mature mind of a 40+ year old, it’s a MASSIVE life advantage over other men.
It stands for Testosterone Replacement Therapy, where you (usually) inject testosterone into your glutes, quads, or deltoids. This artificially brings your levels up to maximum natural levels.
If you’re under the age of 60, you don’t need it. You can get high levels of testosterone by optimising your:
- Diet (and supplements)
And that’s all you need.
Once you’re over age 60, you will very likely need to look into TRT if you want to optimise your testosterone levels.
When it comes to diet, I am talking from vast experience. Both on myself and with coaching other men.
My diet used to be terrible when I looked like this:
And my T levels were in the gutter. The tripling of my testosterone levels came from diet, alcohol, and supplemental changes.
There’s a lot to this, and each individual requires a certain amount of customisation and on-going tweaking to truly nail this. It’s not a simple matter of plugging in numbers and formulas like a robot.
However if I were to give a very general answer, there’s a few key areas you need to get right:
- Minimal sugar/insulin spiking
- Cruciferous vegetables
- Seafood & other essential fats
- A consistent calorie deficit (for MOST men)
There’s more information in terms of what NOT to do, which is where most people need to start, in the blog post 7 Deadly Testosterone Sins.
Obviously I’m a professional in this area, so if you do need help with one-to-one diet consultations, check out the link here.
Yes it’s the very first step you need to take if you’re going to do this properly.
You can’t build the ultimate Testosterone Battle Plan without knowing your starting point, and your current strengths/weaknesses. You have no idea what supplement stack to take, which foods to eat more/less of etc. You need to know the map first.
Knowledge = power.
In terms of how, this is always done via a blood test.
I always recommend Private MD Labs as they’re efficient, simple, and very knowledgeable guys too. You can do the tests in the privacy of your own home too, which is nice.
It’s a good thing to do, especially if you’ve had a problem with porn in the past.
But it’s not complete.
Yes, you want to quit porn and be a normal human being, but it’s not enough to catapult you into the 800-1200 testosterone range.
In order to do that, you’ll need to optimise your diet & sleep (and also lift weights etc.), which is my speciality, and I can help you do that.
Diet is #1, and it’s the area that most men screw up.
Guys screw up their diet and it’s extremely damaging to their testosterone levels. They have too much body fat, eat too much sugar, and don’t eat high T meals very often.
They might dabble with a bit of cooking for 1-2 meals per week, but they just don’t take their diet seriously enough.
THIS is the one area that will completely transform your hormonal health.
And if you don’t start fixing it now, it’s only going to:
A) Get worse as you get older (testosterone declines at ~1.3% per year past age 30)
B) Get harder to undo the damage as you get older
Now is the time to act.