Firstly thanks for the response.
My maximum alcohol consumption would be around 100-150ml of vodka which is 6 units per week, normally on the same night, but the past 3 weeks I haven’t drank any and been taking 3g of D’Aspartic Acid per morning as a natural test raiser to see if things improve, but seems it just gives me a bad bowel.
I have never taken any drugs in my life, and I do not smoke tobacco nor tried it for that matter, and I shall look up exogenous iodine and see what that’s all about. Fat consumption will vary, I do track my calories and I haven’t seen my fat consumption lower than 60g per day and hasn’t been above 90g that I remember for the past year at least, fat content come from things like beef, tuna, olive oil that I use to cook chicken and I use whole eggs so the fat from those too, natural peanut butter. My sugar is always around 40g, mostly coming from milk, banana, broccoli, is that too low? Surely it wouldn’t effect testosterone, maybe energy at times? Carbs come from whole grain oats, brown bread, brown rice, occasionally pasta, but not so much.
Ive had 3 lots of cortisol tests done for stress and they all came back normal, 24hr urine cortisol, 9am cortisol and a overnight dex cortisol.
I understand that I may be prone to putting fat on easier than others, I weigh 168lbs, 174cms tall and still around 18% bodyfat.
My diet from losing weight was very strict, I didn’t fall short on calories, although I did train excessive cardio to begin with, cardio only on a high protein diet from 231lbs to around 180lbs, then I dialled in weight training and added more fat(on my deficit it was around 30g of fat per day) my protein was around 250g per day on my deficit, and since I put the stone back on my protein has been around 180-200g whilst I were weighing 154lb up to 168lb but no stronger, weaker.
Here was the simple maths I used to lose weight that quickly.
First of all I work in a factory and walk around 12k steps per day, (200’ish calories) I wore a heart strap to calculate this.
At 231lbs my maintenance was around 3500 + 1000 calories everyday without fail + work contribution 200.
4700 calories. I was eating around 2000-2500 per day, that’s a loss of approximately 2500 calories per day, resulting in 17,500 calories per week deficit. Stupid I know… that’s 5lb per week weight loss. of course the less I weighed, the less I burned and I had to adapt training or food to compensate for that,
I finally got down to 154lbs, I was stook at that weight for 2-3 solid months, so my maintenance was around 2100 at this time. I started to consume around 2700(200 being work purposes) so that would result in 400 calorie surplus enough for one hour weight lifting in the gym 5 days a week. I blew up to 168lbs in no time, no stronger, I just hurt for 3/4 days after each workout and end up the exact same each time.
Hormones by now should be in tact surely! after 6 months of being away from a deficit and training and eating properly like everyone else it should have adapted?