I’ve read that being Hypo and starting TRT can and likely will reduce fat around the midsection. Well, it has been about 3 months since I started weekly injections (and started working out again) and I know I have gained a good amount of fat in my midsection. I have also gotten good gains in muscle as well. My diet hasn’t changed much at all - I would describe it as semi-healthy.
I started out with about 1/4" of fat around my belly button, now I am at about 1/2"-3/4" of fat. Thing is, I wasn’t working out prior, and I am now working out almost every day with a decent amount of cardio every workout (20min-60min on an elliptical). I am sweating a good amount in my workouts, I wouldn’t say excessive.
Started TRT due to no libido and ED, but prescribed by my oncologist (because I have an unrelated blood disease that has to be monitored monthly or EOM). I don’t have much other bloodwork related to HRT other then a few TT and one e2 test:
Started: 270 TT (250-837)
Now: 830 TT (but probably higher since I take my weekly injection just after the blood test).
Just got my first e2 and it was 46 (20-43).
Currently at 160mg/weekly inj. test cyp. More to my story and dosing, but it is probably more then is needed so I left it out.
Any help on why I could be gaining fat?
I have my first appt with an Endo (referred by my oncologist), but it isn’t until the end of February (endo’s are in demand in CO)- and I’m not positive this endo will know much about male HRT.