Male Fertility Diet Plan and Advice for Intermittent Fasting
Men who are trying to conceive may be interested in intermittent fasting for the benefits it can provide for fertility. If you are likely to try this diet, here are some tips on what to try and how to fast:
While fasting, you may drink liquids such as water, tea or coffee and other non-calorific beverages. However, you cannot add sugar to the tea or coffee and you may only use small amounts of milk or cream. Coffee could be a beneficial drink during a fast as it is known for being an appetite suppressant.
Whichever meal you are choosing to skip, be that breakfast, lunch or dinner (your regime should still incorporate at least two meal times), the remaining meals must be substantial and full of nutrients.
Intermittent fasting is compatible with some fertility supplements except those that contain fat-soluble vitamins, as these tend to work better with meals. If you are taking any fertility supplements, consult your nutritionist or doctor before intermittent fasting.
This diet will cause weight loss, so it is important to keep exercising and to maintain a healthy protein intake to keep your muscle mass. However, intermittent fasting causes less muscle loss than caloric restriction.