The Best Diet During a Testosterone Cycle

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4 November 2014

Just like training, nutrition is vital for optimizing your testosterone levels and increasing muscle size. You need rich intake of proteins and calories to make the most of your testosterone treatment. Testosterone will only bring results if you have enough proteins and calories stored in your muscles.

This is due to the positive nitrogen balance explained in the previous pages. Mass gains are only stimulated if you load up your carbohydrate reserves to the max; otherwise it will be impossible to gain mass, and instead you will lose what you worked so hard to gain.

Don’t skip meals, always prioritize healthy foods and eat if you are hungry! If you lose a lot of gains after your treatment, examine your diets composition to make sure that it is rich in amino acids and sufficient dietary supplements.

It is important to weigh yourself regularly and monitor your muscles size and shape in the mirror to observe your progress and adapt your diet if necessary.

 

Steroid + protection + PCT + diet + training + dietary supplements = results.

It’s as simple as that!
You must not neglect any aspect of this equation.

Testosterone is an ANABOLIC steroid. Okay, but what does “ANABOLIC” mean?

Anabolism is a reaction that allows your muscles to synthesize essential metabolites (proteins, carbs, amino acids, etc.) from the elements provided in your diet and various dietary supplements. 
This will encourage new tissue development and muscle growth.

Steroids promote anabolism by creating a positive nitrogen balance in your muscles.

If your diet is this large then you must take advantage of the anabolism to provide your body what it needs to renew your muscle tissue and acquire the muscle mass your want.

 

Example diet for bulking

During bulking gains you should consume more than you need so that you have considerable energy reserves at your body’s disposal.
Then it can store fats and you will gain the desired mass.

Here is an example of a 4000-calorie day, which is a rather heavy diet.

Breakfast
- oatmeal: 120g
- milk: 25cl + cacao: 10g
- ham or other meat (100g) + protein powder (20g)
- 1 banana
- fish oil: 10g
Morning snack
- nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.): 50g
- oatmeal: 40g
- protein powder: 20g
Lunch
- crudités: one small plate
- olive oil: 15g
- quinoa: 120g
- meat or fish: 100g
- vegetables: one plate
- 1 apple
- dark chocolate: 10g
Afternoon snack (1 hour before workout)
- oatmeal or oat or barley powder: 60g
- protein powder: 20g
During workout:
- 60g of high glycemic index carbohydrates + BCAA
Post-workout (immediately after) :
- 30g whey protein + BCAA
1/2 to 1 hour after lifting: dinner:
- basmati rice: 120g
- 4 eggs
- vegetables: one plate
- olive oil: 15 g
Before bed:
- fromage blanc : 300g

Example diet for dry mass gains

For dry mass gains, you must not consume too many or too few calories. If your body doesn’t store fat you will gain dry hard mass.

You won’t gain as much weight because bulking is not the objective.

Here is an example 2500-calorie day:

diet for dry mass gains
Breakfast
- oatmeal 60g
- milk: 15cl + cacao: 5g
- fat-free fromage blanc (250gr) + protein powder (20g)
- 1 orange
- omega 3 capsules
Morning snack:
- nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.): 30g
- protein powder: 20g
Lunch:
- crudités: one small plate
- olive oil: 10g
- quinoa: 50g
- meat or fish: 100g
- vegetables: one plate
- 1 apple
Afternoon snack (1 hour before workout):
- oatmeal or oat or barley powder: 40g
- protein powder: 20g
During workout:
- 40g of high glycemic index carbohydrates + 5g BCAA
Post-workout (immediately after):
- 30g whey protein + 5g BCAA
30min to 1 hour later: dinner:
- basmati rice: 60g
- 3 eggs
- vegetables: one plate
- olive oil: 10g
- dark chocolate: 10g
Before bed:
- fromage blanc: 150g

And to show you that these diets are not so restrictive, here is a valid example for both dry mass gains as well as bulking.

All you have to do is adjust the quantities.

 

MAGHREB MENU

 

EXEMPLE JOUR 1Plan à 4000 kcal
masse volumineuse
Plan à 2400 kcal
masse sèche
Petit Déjeuner
Blancs œufs86
Thé à la menthe (sans sucre)48 cl36 cl
Miel3 cuillères à soupe2 cuillères à soupe
Fromage blanc 0 %300 g225 g
Pain / galette100 g75 g
Collation
Kiwi32
Lait écrémé48 cl36 cl
Déjeuner
Tajine d'agneau au fenouil21 ½
Épaule d'agneau, désossée300 g225 g
Fenouils180 g135 g
Oignons + ail100 g75 g
Carottes50 g40 g
Tomates en conserve120 g100 g
Olives noires1410
Raisins secs14 g10 g
Huile d'olive13 ml10 ml
Bouillon de bœuf175 ml140 ml
Cumin en poudre2 pincées1 ½ pincée
Poudre de cari/curry2 pincées1 ½ pincée
Épice pour couscous (ras-el-hanout)2 pincées1 ½ pincée
Feuilles de laurier11
Coriandre fraîche1510
Semoule100 g75 g
Citron pressé en jus1 cuillère soupe1 cuillère soupe
Fromage blanc allégé125 g100 g
Café sans sucre48 cl36 cl
Collation
Shake de protéine2 mesures1 mesure ½
Environ 250-300 calories et 35-42 g de protéines par ration.
Diner
Poulet marocain d'Erfoud21 ½
Oignons50 g40 g
Pommes de terre200 g150 g
Carottes100 g75 g
Morceau citron25 g20 g
Bouillon de poulet175 ml150 ml
Cuisses de poulet, sans peau375 g300 g
Épices, piments rouges, ail, sel, poivreSelon votre goût
Olives noires127
Semoule100 g75 g
Fromage blanc allégé125 g100 g

EXEMPLE JOUR 2Plan à 4000 kcal
masse volumineuse
Plan à 2400 kcal
masse sèche
Petit Déjeuner
Raïb allégé protéiné21 ½
Lait demi-écrémé100 cl75 cl
Yaourt vanille 0 %200 g150 g
Sucre55 g45 g
Fleur d'oranger3 cuillères à café1 cuillère à soupe
Whey protéine2 mesures1 mesure ½
Café sans sucre45 cl36 cl
Collation
Fromage blanc allégé140 g100 g
Dattes43
Café sans sucre24 cl36 cl
Déjeuner
Couscous au poulet21 ½
Semoule100 g75 g
Cuisse de poulet, sans peau200 g150 g
Pois chiches50 g45 g
Tomate80 g120 g
Épice, piments rouges, ail, sel, poivreSelon votre goût
Huile d'olive14 ml10 ml
Navets/rabioles80 g65 g
Carottes100 g75 g
Courgettes100 g90 g
Poivrons jaunes ou rouges100 g75 g
Fromage blanc allégé140 g100 g
Café sans sucre48 cl36 cl
Collation
Substitut de repas2 mesures1 mesure
Environ 250-300 calories et 35-42 g de protéines par ration.
Diner
Soupe de lentilles rouges170 g142 g
Lentilles55 g45 g
Huile de canola8 ml6 ml
Oignons45 g35 g
Épice, piments rouges, ail, sel, poivreSelon votre goût
Gingembre frais, curcuma, cumin en poudreSelon votre goût
Bouillon de poulet, faible en sel300 ml250 ml
Citron pressé en jus3 c. à café1 c. à soupe
Pain / galette180 g150 g
Fromage blanc allégé140 g100 g

EXEMPLE JOUR 3Plan à 4000 kcal
masse volumineuse
Plan à 2400 kcal
masse sèche
Petit Déjeuner
Baghrir21 ½
Semoule fine300 g225 g
Lait demi-écrémé270 ml225 ml
Blanc œuf1 gros1 gros
Levure de bière4 g3 g
Sachet levure chimique1½
Sel3 cuillères à café1 cuillère à café ½
Café sans sucre48 cl36 cl
Collation
Banane21
Café sans sucre48 cl36 cl
Déjeuner
Salade d'oranges à la menthe
Menthe fraîche10 feuilles9 feuilles
Raisins secs3 cuillères à café1 cuillères à café
Oranges2 petites1 grande
Amandes3 cuillères à café1 cuillère à soupe
Cannelle en poudreSelon votre goût
Mkaffet aux pommes de terre21 ½
Pomme de terre180 g150 g
Tomate2 petites1 grande
Oignon1/21/3
Persil, cannelle, sel, poivreSelon votre goût
Viande hachée maigre180 g150 g
Café sans sucre48 cl36 cl
Collation
Substitut de repas2 mesures2 mesures
Environ 250-300 calories et 35-42 g de protéines par ration.
Diner
Salade de pois chiches et tomates21 ½
Oignons rouges40 g30 g
Citron pressé en jus1 citron½ citron
Piment, cumin en poudre, sel, poivreSelon votre goût
Pois chiches (en conserve)60 g45 g
Menthe fraîche6 feuilles6 feuilles
Brick au thon au four21 ½
Feuilles de brick43
Pomme de terre200 g150 g
Thon en boite sans huile175 g net égoutté140 g net égoutté
Persil, sel, poivreSelon votre goût
Blanc œuf2 moyens1 gros
Échalote21 ½
Fromage blanc allégé140 g100 g

As you’ve noticed, there are 1001 ways to adapt your diet that are not too restrictive and are even enjoyable.

Now it’s your turn.

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