How to Get More Testosterone
You can get testosterone from eating a low fat diet. Testosterone is found in many foods that are high in fat and low in protein. Most men get about 50% of their total daily energy from fat, 25% from protein and the remaining 25% from carbohydrate. You can consume a protein-rich diet that contains 30% to 40% of your daily protein to increase your testosterone. This is how I advise my patients with low testosterone. It takes about 12 weeks to see the benefits. Most men begin eating at least 20% of their daily calories from protein, and increase their consumption to 50% to 60% as they get closer to their natural testosterone levels. For example, in my clinic, a patient with a serum level of 12 ng/dl (less than 5 ng/dl) who began taking testosterone for weight management might eat 50% to 60% of their calories from protein. The other 75% is from carbohydrates. In my opinion, it is important to understand that this does not mean that you need to get more protein, only that you consume enough protein to meet the needs of your body. In the long term, this is what's needed to ensure the proper function of your brain and body.
Treatment consists of both hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and testosterone supplementation.