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That is totally the opposite experience as me. I lost a bunch of weight and now I can't get enough. It's like I'm having sex instead of food. Have you had to take any prescriptions of anything lately? Any different stresses going on?
Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 10:42 AM
Try adding a little fat in your diet or eating a bit of chocolate. These are old wives tales of course so I don't have any documented "proof" to share, but when my sex drive is down I add some healthy fats to my diet (like fish, olive oils, real butter on bread) and eat bits of dark chocolate here and there-- usually always gets me back in my game. And the cost of calories really isn't that much.
Why does it work? I don't know- maybe when you're restrictive with your eating you unitentionally eliminate something that is needed to make your sex drive work better.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 12:20 PM
I also find my sex drive has gone up since losing weight. The one thing which brought it down were prescription drugs and diet pills. Once I stopped cheating and did it right, my sex drive was good. Also, stress takes a toll. Have you tried relaxing things like massage before sex? If not, consider it.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 12:20 PM
So OP, exactly how much weight have you lost? If your body fat is very low (if you look like a model or actress, but also like a pro athlete) that can REALLY mess with your hormonal levels and sex drive.
Also, every couple goes through some ups and downs in their sex life (and twice a week isn't a various serious "down" measured by some couples I know!) and it might not have anything to do with your weight.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 12:25 PM
Fats are calories like anything else. You just need to pay attention to your total intake and make substitutions as needed.
Nuts, especially walnuts, have great fats that help raise your HDL cholesterol. Fish oils keep your skin looking good and help keep inflammation down as well. Olive oil is good for cooking with, at lower heats, and is wonderful in homemade salad dressings. Dark chocolate (good quality stuff!) has mood enhancing substances, not a lot of actual sugar, and tons of antioxidants, so a small piece daily isn't just an indulgence, it's helpful for your overall continued health!
Try it for a couple weeks and see if you can feel a shift happening. Or if HE can! ;)
Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 2:12 PM
2:12 poster is right on!
Here is link published by Sanford’s Hospital to educate heart patients which fats are good vs. which fats are bad and should be avoided. Bottom line- your body does need fat in order to function properly.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 3:44 PM
Do you think it could be that you are possibly just not thinking about sex because you are so obsessed with your diet? I tend to get this way and I really do have to focus on sex and make extra effort so I can get into the moment. Just a thought, maybe it isn't related to the food you are eating and it's in your head?
Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 5:18 PM
You may try adding essential fatty acids to your diet, e.g. cod liver oil gelcaps, evening primrose oil gelcap. Plus, use Smart Balance. It is like a margarine, but it is made with healthy fats. Only 45 cals a tbs. You could also take a couple of tbs of olive oil a couple of times a day.
One motivator is that your skin will look great and wrinkles will deminish. Plus, healthy fats actually help us to metabolize our foods. If you think about it, I am not talking about much here. I am all for slowing up the aging process!
You may also find that you have less aches and pains, because these oils help with lubricating joints.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 5:37 PM
OP - you are not alone! My focus has been so narrow on eating and exercise that I hardly take time to enjoy my new thin body, let alone have sex. I enjoy sex when I have it, but I can think of a million other things to do first, including exercise (which my BF won't do with me). I am actually in therapy and going to the doctor to get this figured out... I feel that I may have a hormone imbalance at this point.
I second the smart balance recommendation, it's a great margarine with flax seed oil in it. I also eat multi-grain oatmeal with flax seed which is very nutritious. You don't need a ton of fat, just small amounts of the right ones!
Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 7:09 PM
Your very welcome! I'm glad you're able to use it!!!
Also- there is lots of info out there- just google "good fats" and see if anything else is avaiable in a format you like better. I personally thought the link I provided was one of the best- easy to read and from a reliable source.
Thursday, November 02, 2006, 1:03 PM
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