Men: Can Losing Body Fat Support Natural Hormone Balance?

Written by Jamie, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

It’s hard to avoid all those radio commercials about “low T” — or low testosterone. 

Kind of reminds us of those vintage Charles Atlas ads about a “98-pound weakling” who got sand kicked in his face at the beach because he wasn’t strong enough, yet, to defend himself.

 All of these ads, then and now, try to make men out to be victims, either not good enough or not man enough because they either need to be stronger, like Charles Atlas, or to be more “macho” with surging testosterone levels.

While low testosterone isn’t good (decreased energy, lack of sex drive), crazy levels of testosterone are even worse.

In fact, testosterone shots from those so-called “testosterone clinics” can be very dangerous, because if we boost testosterone levels in men too high it can cause heart attacks, enlarged prostate, aggressive behavior, liver disease, shrinking testicles, weight gain and more.


The Right Natural Balance of Hormones Is Key

The right balance of testosterone and estrogen — not just for women, guys! — is key. The right balance of hormones controls sex drive, sperm production, and a whole lot more.

Can losing body fat boost testosterone levels in men? Well, we know that one of the biggest drivers of “low T” levels is overweight and obesity.

In fact, research found that, compared to men with a healthy weight, obese men were more than 800% more likely to have low testosterone.

When a man starts gaining weight due to extra fat tissue, he has more aromatases converting his testosterone into estrogen. Aromatases are enzymes that help produce estrogen.


The more aromatase enzymes, the more a man’s testosterone levels will begin to drop.

Abdominal fat, in particular, produces large amounts of aromatases – so it can be very bad for a guy’s testosterone levels if his extra weight is building up in his belly.

 Fortunately, weight loss boosts testosterone levels, and diet is critical to balance in the body, including hormone balance.

Higher amounts of testosterone circulating in the body, along with more muscle and less body fat, lead to better metabolism.


The Benefits of Losing Weight

Science shows that men can improve this health equation with good fat, some good carbs and high levels of protein.

While getting the wrong protein is easy, choosing the right protein can be part of our foundation for better health and weight-loss success.

Soy, for example, is a complete protein with a high concentration of BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids), and it’s also high quality. In fact, soy protein has the highest possible rating on a major protein-quality index, called the PDCAAS.


Almased is the original low-glycemic high-protein (LGHP) meal-replacement shake for weight loss and nutrition support that’s backed by over 15 published studies.

Almased’s core ingredients — non-GMO soy, yogurt and enzyme-rich honey — are combined in a unique fermentation process with an ideal 2:1 protein-to-carb ratio that delivers a power-packed formula brimming with high-quality protein and amino acids, in addition to vitamins, minerals and trace elements.


Wonder How to Lose Weight Fast?

It’s more important that we lose weight right: in a safe and healthy way. 

In fact, in a landmark 2020 study with 19 people who received either an Almased-supplemented diet or a standard diet, when supplemented with Almased the participants were able to significantly burn more fat by turning more nutrients into energy than they were able to with a regular diet.

This confirmed the results of a 2018 study, which showed that an Almased-supplemented diet can help burn more fat with less effort.


Together, these studies show that Almased can improve the burning of fat and carbs, in addition to improving the body's use of protein, leading researchers to believe that the Almased diet provides a "metabolic advantage" compared to a conventional diet.

Every serving of Almased is packed with 27 grams of high-quality protein. Compare this to those pound-watching and fast-slimming products, most of which max out at 10–12 grams of protein per serving.


Plus, both men and women can feel good about choosing Almased because it contains NO artificial fillers, flavors, added sugars, preservatives or stimulants. It’s diabetic-friendly, gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians.

With Almased you can kick sand onto those disappointing “weakling” diets that fail us time after time.

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