Precisely, how did you determine that you have Low Testosterone? Did you have lab work done?
Your Body Percentage Is NOT 3%!
The “nutritionist” did not correctly measure you correctly.
Men cannot live at percentage below approximately 3.5%. Pro Bodybuilder obtain readings that low but ONLY for short periods.
Low testosterone levels are associated with extremely low body fat percentages. Thus, if you have lab work that shows your testosterone level is low, a low body fat percentage is most like one of the primary causes.
Caliper Protocol Criteria
There is a definite method used with calipers. A knowledgeable technician can obtain a “Ball Park” Body Fat Percentage on most individuals.
The protocol mandates that the technician use a tape measure and pen. Each site is measured and marked with a pen to ensure the correct spot is measured.
That is the first clue in determining IF the individual measuring you is qualified.
Individuals who do not follow the above protocol don’t know what they are doing.
I question if you have a REAL “Nutritionist”. The ONLY individual who can Legally write a Diet Plans is a Registered Dietitian or a Medical Doctor.
Ironically, Medical Doctor have virtually NO nutrition education.
Many individuals claim to be “Nutritionist” because they took some online course. However, they are not Legal Nutritionist.
They may or may not know what they are talking about.
The can be sued for writing diet and prescribing nutrition information to be followed.
3,000 Kcal Per Day
How did the “Nutritionist” come up with this number???
One of the keys to gaining or losing weight is…
The Three Day Recall
Count the number of calories you consume in a three day period. One of those days need to be a weekend day, when you eating pattern changes.
Add the three days up, then divide by three to determine you “Average Daily Caloric Intake.”
To gain weight, you then need to increase you “Daily Caloric Intake” by approximately 20% (Research Drs John Ivy and Layne Norton).
A 20% increase in daily caloric intake ensures a greater percentage of muscle is gained vs body fat, providing you have a well written training progrm.
Consuming “Mega Calories” leads to ggreater gains in body fat.
[quote]Fat: 40% 133 grams
Protein: 15%112 grams
Carbs: 45% 337 grams[/quote]
The percentages are acceptable.
Each meal needs to contain approximately 30 gram of quality protein (meats and/or dairy). Research shows that around 30 gram of protein per meal trigger muscle growth.
2,500 Kcal Per Day
If you’re currently consuming 2,500 kcal per day, increasing it to 3,000 would makes sense. Going from 2,500 to 3,000 would be an increase of 20%.
[quote]Fat: 25% 70 grams
Protein: 32% 200 grams
Carbs: 43% 270 grams[/quote]
The percentage are in the acceptable range.
IF you really have Low Testosterone, increasing muscle is more difficult.
IF your body fat percentages is low (it’s NOT 3%!), increasing your body fat percentage will increase your testosterone level.
Research has demonstrated that Bodybuilder’s testosterone levels drop like a rock when they drop down to around 3% body fat.
Research demonstrated in one case study that after the contest was over, it took around three month for the Bodybuilder’s testosterone level to return to normal levels after increasing their body fat percentage.
Only “Starving Ethiopian” live and maintain body fat percentages of 3%; the quality of their heath is poor and their longevity is low.
[quote[Am I eating enough based on my activity level?[/quote]
Daily Caloric Intake Calculators
…have NO value.
The Three Day Recall Diet is the most effective, practical method. That is your “Yard Stick” for weight gain or loss.
To gain weight, Increase your Daily Caloric Intake by 20%.
To lose weight Decrease you Daily Caloric intake by 20%
To maintain your weight, maintain your present caloric intake.