I thought this was the most fitting place to post this- even though it doesn't involve steroids. Long story short, I'm a jackass and have most likely suppressed my testosterone and thyroid hormone levels. For the past two or three months I have been living extremely poorly, and wanted to drop fat as fast as possible. So for the past 2 months my diet has been protein powder, natural pb, fish oil, a multivitamin, and about two gallons of water a day.
My daily intakes have been about 1800 kcals, between 180-200 grams of protein, between 80-100 grams of fat per day, and less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. I was unable to lift weights for most of these two months and lost a significant amount of muscle. I took this test, http://adamtest.com/test5.asp and answered 6 out of 10 as "yes".
I have recently started lifting again and have upped my calories and am eating eggs again(cholesterol)- I can afford to eat more now. I have also started to include carbohydrates post workout, about 60 grams. I have also been without zinc supplementation, a bottle is on the way. So my question is... is there anything I can do, other than a visit to the doc or pharmaceutical intervention, to stimulate my hormone levels back to normal? any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I should also include that I'm 6 feet 2 inches tall at about 250 pounds with about 20 percent body fat. I am continuing to lose weight and plan to until I reach my goal.