“Exercise for Weight Loss” is an article series detailing the most successful exercise strategies that can be used to assist in speeding up the weight loss process, and help you end-up with a sleek, toned physique once your bodyweight gets down to your goal-weight. 

Get more T

Most women think that testosterone (T) is a guy thing. And in some ways, that’s not wrong. You see, testosterone is the male equivalent of oestrogen, and males have lots of it in their lives from inside their moms’ womb all the way through. Men also have some oestrogen in their bodies. Women are exactly the opposite – lots of oestrogen, not so much testosterone.

But the benefits of testosterone are important for all humans, because it increases your ability to transform your body by building muscle and burning fat, it helps with sex drive, and it makes you generally healthier.

So most average women need more T, especially if they are trying to do a diet and exercise-based lifestyle. I’m not talking about testosterone injections or hormone replacement. You can get a healthy dose of T from natural diet ingredients.

How do you get it? Here are a few ways:

  • Onions and garlic both aid your body in producing more testosterone. Fortunately, if you enjoy good food you probably won’t find it difficult to eat these regularly.
  • Get more protein. Red meat, chicken, fish, eggs, whey powder, soy, nuts, beans, cheese and the like will increase your protein levels, which in turn leaves your testosterone ‘unbound’ and free to do its work in the body.
  • Take a vitamin D and magnesium supplement as part of your daily routine. The vitamin D is crucial in hormone production (T is a hormone) and the magnesium blocks proteins from binding to T molecules, leaving more T free to work.
  • Get out of insulin resistance by eating clean and keeping yourself at a healthy weight. Insulin resistance leads to higher body fat, which leads to lower T.
  • Get strong. Hitting the weights in the gym forces your body to produce more T, and also means you’ll get better looking muscles. Focus on simple, full body exercises like barbell squats, deadlifts, presses, and chin ups.
  • Sleep tight. Getting 7 or 8 hours sleep per night means you will have elevated levels of T in your system for longer, meaning it can be more effective in its various roles.

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