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    fir
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    Default Testosterone for vegans?

    Hi I'm thinking about switching to vegetarian but I've been put off by hearing they have less testosterone. Is this true? Does it have to be this way?
    Any knowledge will be of benefit thanks.

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    No. Its not true.
    " The study measured testosterone levels in 696
    Oxford University men. Of the study participants,
    233 were vegan (ate no animal products) and
    237 were vegetarian (ate milk and dairy products).
    The remaining 237 subjects were men who ate
    meat on most days of the week...vegans had
    higher testosterone levels than vegetarians and
    meat-eaters. " -- British Journal of Cancer, 83(1), July 2000
    Also, it depends on the type of vegan diet. Avoiding animal products is often a rather benign, or in some cases detrimental change to health if the consumption of whole plant foods isn't the main focus.
    Nothin wrong with stuffing your face with plants. Ever. (I keed. Just be smart about it.)
    Last edited by Dano3000; 02-14-2011 at 02:30 PM.

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    MI_KB'r is offline Senior Member
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    I've been a vegan for 6 months now and definately no negative effects on my strength. If anything, I recover faster than before. Just stick to whole foods and your health will be much better than when your nutrition is meat-based.

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    Most vegans suffer muscle loss due to not eating enough complete proteins. It is possible to do, but really inconvenient. I tried it and dumped it as another dead end trendy diet.
    "A warrior takes his lot, whatever it may be, and accepts it in ultimate humbleness. He accepts in humbleness what he is, not as grounds for regret but as a living challenge." - Carlos Castaneda

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    Being a vegan is like saying F@CK YOU to evolution. If anything dump the nutritionally void vegetation and center your diet around meats, eggs and dairy if you handle it well.

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    Everyone is different. When I eat a lot of meat I break out into terrible acne, retain a whole bunch of water, get huge anxiety attacks and depression, can't sleep, can't poop, get weak, lose endurance (sexual and otherwise), get more tendon inflammation (rhuemy disease), and generally do a lot worse than when I eat a low fat plant centered diet. "organic grass fed pastured rubbed the right way" meat included.
    The Okinawan centenarians, who lived primarily off of purple sweet potatoes (upwards of 80 percent of calories if my memory serves me correctly) were not only thin (bmi of ~20 or less) but had high testosterone levels as well, even into their old age. Sure, they ate meat here and there, but its more evidence that heavy consumption of meat and fat doesn't mean as much as we think it may in testosterone levels.

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    Hm... The title says vegan but your post says vegetarian. Big difference.

    Anyhoo... Check out anything Mike Mahler has written on the topic. Here's a link to the nutrition articles on his website, several about veganism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fir View Post
    Hi I'm thinking about switching to vegetarian but I've been put off by hearing they have less testosterone. Is this true? Does it have to be this way?
    Any knowledge will be of benefit thanks.
    Recently my girlfriend has decided to go vegan which basically means I have. Having looked into things and through my current experience I feel it isn't true and doesn't have to be that way. I think like with any diet you choose you have to intelligently manage what you eat. No different to anything else. I think if you are going to be on a vegan diet (this is my current experience) it takes a little extra work to make sure that you are getting fat and protein with each meal. I think if you get that sorted then all is good in the hood.

    Chiggers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiggers View Post
    Recently my girlfriend has decided to go vegan which basically means I have. Having looked into things and through my current experience I feel it isn't true and doesn't have to be that way. I think like with any diet you choose you have to intelligently manage what you eat. No different to anything else. I think if you are going to be on a vegan diet (this is my current experience) it takes a little extra work to make sure that you are getting fat and protein with each meal. I think if you get that sorted then all is good in the hood.

    Chiggers
    The fact that you have to be vegan because your girlfriend is pretty much says how much testosterone you have already. I wouldnt be worried about it going any lower.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Schul View Post
    The fact that you have to be vegan because your girlfriend is pretty much says how much testosterone you have already. I wouldnt be worried about it going any lower.

    Kiss my ass.

    I work long hours and come home to a woman who likes to cook. I like eating well, competing well and looking good naked.

    As I said, as long as a vegan diet includes protein, fat and variety there is no negative effect on testosterone. My diet at home is great. Eating vegan at home allows me to not rock the boat in the kitchen which allows me to use all that testosterone to rock her in the bedroom.

    Please try to add something to the forums in future.

    Chiggers

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