Today I’ve been given the task of increasing my testosterone. I decided I didn’t want to change that because a: Women also have, and need, a small portion of testosterone, and b: Most of the things on their list are things I can do.
So. There’s a long list; you’re to choose a minimum of three things. Since most of them are things I could stand to do, I chose:
- Get at least 8 hours of sleep tonight.
- Do resistance training.
- Do no eat anything with soy in it.
- Eat a serving of good fat.
- Eat a serving of animal protein.
- Eat a serving of cruciferous vegetables.
Most of these are food things, so I figure numbers 3 through 6 are all in one. To that end, here’s breakfast:
The avocado on there is good fat and oh so delicious! 8 hours of sleep, well, I’ll report on that in the morning, but thanks to the magic pills I haven’t had much trouble getting to sleep lately. There’s also a wonderful Valerian tea that helps, and once I find the box, I’ll put up a link for anyone who wants to find it.
Okay, so, Eat good fat – Check. Dinner will be chicken and veggies, and I’ll post a photo later.
Soy – I’m not even going to go into how many foods contain soy. It’s insane. Pretty much the only way a lazy label-reader like myself can get around it is to only eat whole, fresh foods. Don’t eat soy – Check. Here’s a partial list from the Canadian Government on foods containing soy – just enough to give you an idea of the scope of it.
For my resistance training, I went to the gym and did an upper body workout. Resistance training – Check.
Animal Protein and cruciferous vegetables. (Am I the only person who immediately associates this with the cruciatus curse from Harry Potter? DIE SCREAMING, vegetables!) So, dinner was steak, potatoes, and broccoli. Eat a serving of Animal Protein – Check, and Eat a serving of cruciferous vegetables – Check.
Barring a short/lousy sleep, I’m going to call this task done. Do I feel more manly? Not really. But I do feel pretty great – it’s almost as if exercise and eating well lead to a happier body, or something.
Day the Fifth: Cultivate Your Gratitude. Looking forward to that one.