“Hi, i am ADDICTED to food. I used to be abble to do IF but now i just can’t. I feel as if i’m going to faint if i don’t eat and i am hungry the whole time. Suggestions? I’m clueless right now”
1) Cut out sugar – your life depends on it
2) Drink black coffee in the mornings, and take your electrolytes
3) Stock your house full of red meat, chicken, fish & greens
Alright, you’ve got to cut out the damn sugar. Cold turkey.
Because this is what’s making you:
- Addicted to food
- An emotional, uncontrollable mess
- ‘Hungry’ all the time
- Light-headed and blood sugar all over the place
YOU’VE GOT TO STOP EATING SUGAR.
Clean out your house, your working environment, any other place where you spend time.
So that’s step #1.
Step #2 is to man up and force some black coffee down your neck, so that you stand a chance of forcing the sweet tooth out of yourself. If you don’t do this, you’re simply making life much harder for yourself.
Also, the electrolytes play an absolutely critical role in maintaining a stable energy level, especially in the morning when you’re fasting. Make sure you get these in your house.
Finally with step #3, fill up your damn house with the right foods (as listed above). It’s NOT difficult, yet people refuse to do it usually because they live with other people, and they need convincing.
My approach in this situation would just be complete honesty.
My diet sucks, I’m addicted to food, and I’m fearful for my future health.
“I always enjoy your posts on Twitter. I lost 70 pounds using intermittent fasting that was five years ago, I’m a real estate developer and live in Mexico but I do some coaching on the side which is super rewarding
Here’s my question: I’m trying to get to one meal a day, are you drinking a protein shake in the morning first and then having a bigger meal later?”
Congrats on the weight loss so far!
OMAD is exactly what you need to keep progressing, and it’s a great way to increase fat loss while also raising HGH levels.
The First Two Weeks
The best way to transition into OMAD does depend on what you were doing previously. So if you were having a meal at around 12pm or 1pm, you’re better off starting with a protein shake and some fruit at this time, and then having your (soon to be) OMAD meal later.
I would avoid having a shake in the morning, as then there isn’t really much of a fasting window (unless you wanted your OMAD meal at 1pm, which can work).
So have your shake at 12 or 1.
Then in terms of your OMAD meal, I would rotate between a main meat or fish (like beef or chicken), with some potatoes or eggs (depending on if it was a training day), and some greens.
That’s my ‘go-to’ formula for OMAD success.
After The First Two Weeks
Once you’ve adapted to eating less at your meal #1, you now need to eliminate it entirely.
Now, I still recommend having a protein shake for OMAD guys, as it can be difficult to get enough protein in.
But now you’re having later, post-meal.
So say you’re eating the meal at 6pm, you can have your shake as almost like a dessert (especially if you use Greek yoghurt instead of milk or water, and blend some fruit in there to add flavour).
Now you’re still getting ~150g of protein (depending on meat/fish portions), and all of this inside of a one hour window!
“Would you recommend a Test booster?”
All they’re going to do is play with your dopamine levels a bit, without actually increasing testosterone. If you want to know exactly how to do that, definitely get the Ultimate Testosterone Manual.
But beyond that, the path to high testosterone is a combination of things.
- The Basics
If you’re younger, you need 1 & 2. If you’re older, you may need all 3.
The basics are; optimal sleep, training, diet and supplementation. You will never be high T if you’re sleeping like a monkey, eating sugar, and too lazy to lift weights.
Never gonna happen.
So for this reason, the basics come first. Sleeping 7+ hours per night, zero sugar, plenty of fish, supplementing with vitamin D & magnesium, etc.
Then winning is more of a ‘lifestyle’ thing.
It could be winning at work, or the gym, or ideally, both.
Either way, you need to be outcompeting other men at least to some degree. Studies universally show that ‘winning’ leads to higher testosterone in men.
Then TRT is simply a guaranteed way to solve the ‘Testosterone Problem’ for Men Over 40.