By Zayne Caldwell
Hey guys, let’s talk about sex. Specifically, how to be better at it. Because the truth is if I told you one change to your diet could improve your performance, you might try it right?
Eat for energy: In a world where “1 in 4 people don’t have enough energy to have sex,” it’s important to think about what foods help your energy and what foods slow you down. Simple carbohydrates are a favorite go to snack but they can diminish your energy levels in the long-term.
See, these satisfying sweets that initially give you a jolt, spike your blood sugar in a way that means it’ll fall rapidly. This leads to a crashing feeling. It’s why a handful of candy is great in the short-term but does nothing for you later in the day. If you’re looking to improve your overall energy and performance, eliminating these simple carbohydrates is a great place to start.
Eat for testosterone: Body fat lowers testosterone. Did you know that? Lower testosterone levels mean lower sex drive in men and women. So, if we’re making some smart eating choices to boost our energy and we start losing weight, an added benefit might be gaining testosterone.
Whenever you consume carbs and don’t use them as energy, they get stored as fat. That’s why cutting some of these carbohydrates from your diet is a smart way to lose unwanted weight. There is a diet that combines a decrease in carbohydrates, a moderate amount of necessary proteins, and good fats that give you energy and help your body produce natural glucose. It’s called the Ketogenic Diet.
The Ketogenic Diet may be something to try if you want better performance in bed if lowering your carbohydrate intake and increasing your energy levels is the goal.
What do you eat on the Ketogenic Diet? Believe it or not, fat. On the Keto Diet, fat is your friend. Your goal is to eat more fat in a day than protein and you’re aiming to keep your daily intake of carbs under or around 30 grams.
If 30 grams sounds like a lot, think about how an apple has 25 grams. Yes, an apple.
On the Ketogenic Diet you’re trying to eliminate these external glucose sources wherever you can. That means even in foods that you once trusted as “healthy.”
“You want me to eat fat to lose fat?”
I know. It’s a strange concept. It’s hard to get used to the idea of loading up a breakfast plate of bacon or sausage with four eggs scrambled in cheese and butter, then eating a fatty shake for lunch, and finishing the day with creamy garlic chicken—and losing weight. But that’s the plan.
As you start to deprive your body of external glucose sources, your body will begin to produce this glucose on its own. That means a steadier supply. A more natural supply of energy, if you will. And less crashing after a snack.
When you’re aiming for to get 75-80% of your calories from fat, 10-15% from protein and 5% from carbs. So, you’ll be asking a lot of questions about what you can eat.
You want to avoid high carb foods like fruit, grains and starches, beans and legumes, root vegetables like potatoes, diet and low-fat products that are highly processed, and alcohol, especially beer.
Some of the foods you want to eat more of are fatty fish, eggs, butter and cream, cheese, nuts and seeds, avocados and healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil.
It takes some getting used to, putting a big slab of butter on your steak to make it healthier. But there is research that backs the Ketogenic Diet as a way to gain energy, lose weight and help prevent some condition like diabetes.
Keto and Your Libido: So fellas, if you’re interested in improving your energy levels and boosting your testosterone in an effort to gain sexual performance there may be something to setting aside the Snickers and fixing a good, fatty meal replacement shake. Less carbs, weight loss, and increased testosterone might be the key to better sex.
It’s worth a try, right?