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Less Body Fat Gives You More Testosterone

Craig Leonard March 9, 2016
Less Body Fat Equals More Testosterone

When seeking to take control of one’s health and/or physical fitness, getting lean must be a high priority, if not the highest priority. Excess body fat is a well documented risk factor in the development of numerous diseases and premature death.

As a general rule, the leaner you are, the better your insulin sensitivity will be, the more energy you’ll have, the better your joints will feel, the more range of motion you’ll have, the better you’ll breathe, and the more testosterone you’ll have.

You read that last statement correctly. While there are some exceptions, people with more body fat tend to have lower levels of testosterone than those who have less body fat.

In other words, the leaner you are, the more likely you are to have more testosterone coursing through your body. The obvious implication, then, is that the leaner you are, the easier it will be to stay lean and to build lean muscle mass without gaining much fat in the process.

This is why I always advise my clients to first get lean and achieve a solid level of muscle definition before working on gaining lean muscle mass. Notice I said, “working on gaining lean muscle mass”. I didn’t say bulking. Traditional bulking is a joke.

I advise my clients to work on getting lean first because it makes building additional muscle mass, and doing so while maintaining a high level of definition, much easier to accomplish.

There are two main reasons for this:

  1. Insulin sensitivity is better when you’re lean, allowing you to eat more carbs and remain in an anabolic state without them making you fatter.
  2. Your testosterone levels are optimized when you’re lean. This enables you to recover faster, build muscle more efficiently, and keep your body fat levels in check while doing so.

Lest you view me as a charlatan peddling my snake oil testosterone claims in your direction, I’d like to share a few studies that definitively show the correlation between lower body fat and higher testosterone production.

First, there’s this study that compared the testosterone levels of males during and after puberty and found that testosterone concentrations of the obese subjects were 40-50% lower than the testosterone concentrations measured in the subjects with a “normal” Body Mass Index (BMI).

Then there’s this study showing that weight loss was associated with a proportional increase in testosterone, while weight gain was associated with a proportional decrease in testosterone. To put it another way, body fat and testosterone were found to be inversely proportional. More body fat equals less testosterone and vice versa.

Finally, we have this study that found there to be an exponential relationship between weight loss and total testosterone in subjects recovering from bariatric surgery for weight loss. As the subjects lost weight (and body fat) after their surgeries, the increase in testosterone became exponentially more pronounced the leaner they became.

What this indicates is that the impact fat loss has on our testosterone production continues to accelerate as we progressively lean out our bodies.

It’s also worth noting here that, in addition to less fat equating to more testosterone, having more muscle mass also results in appreciating testosterone production.

This is exactly why simultaneously building muscle while shedding body fat is not only the most efficient way to improve your physical appearance; It’s also the most effective way to optimize your hormones.

I want to be clear that getting and maintaining a healthy amount of body fat improves our health and well-being in more ways than we can ever truly realize. Yet, how much effort do we pour into matters that are far less consequential than our health, while ignoring taking care of the one and only body we’ve been given?

Besides ensuring that our eternal destiny is with Jesus, is there anything as important as our health and vitality?

Sure, our health is fleeting and will one day fail each and every one of us. But it’s still valuable for us in many ways for the time we’ve been given on this earth.

Less body fat gives you more testosterone and testosterone is awesome. Testosterone keeps us youthful and energetic, enhances sex drive, encourages muscle growth, discourages fat storage, improves our mood, and can even elevate our ability to concentrate.

Besides losing body fat, and gaining muscle, you can also add coconut oil to your diet to raise your testosterone levels naturally.

Testosterone levels suffering as our bodies accumulate fat is yet another testament to the deleterious impact being unhealthy and overweight can have on our quality of life. If this describes you, I want you to know that I’m not looking down on you. I want to help you.

I was unhealthy and obese not all that long ago, so I know first hand just how detrimental it can be to one’s health and psyche.

In fact, my personal physical experience is precisely why I’ve written a realistic fat loss program that I’m willing to give away – even though it could be sold for as much money as the ebooks being marketed by other online fitness coaches.

I know the difference transforming the body from obese and sick to lean and healthy can have. That’s why my passion is to provide every single one of my readers a path to experiencing it for themselves, whether they’re currently obese, or just plain unhappy with their physical appearance.

Yes, leaning out your body will likely boost your testosterone. But it will do much more than that.

Your self-confidence will soar, you’ll have more energy, your brain will function better, you’ll learn the value of hard work, your risk of cancer and heart disease will be drastically reduced, and your overall health will elevate.

I hope you’ll consider entering your email in the form below so I can give you immediate access to my powerful fat shedding system and help you achieve all of these benefits – and so many more.

Lose fat. Have more testosterone. ‘Nuff said.


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