I've been on a diet for a while now. Low carb diet and fat pretty low too.
50-100 g fats
So kind of crash diet.
I'm around 225 8% bf right now. want to get to around 205 lbs pretty ripped.
So the calorie deficit is pretty big. Does any other natural have a noticable less sexdrive when on diet. Sign of lowered hormone production. Maybe i need to bump my fat up? Do i need some transfats in there for hormone production?
Some opinions from naturals please.
225 lbs down to 205 lbs? That's a 20 lbs drop. And your calorie deficit is pretty big?
Your calorie deficit should be small, so that you lose fat slowly and little to no muscle. As long as there is a calorie deficit, no matter how small, you will lose fat. Lose weight too fast, as a natural, and you'll lose muscle mass too. That in turn will slow down your metabolism and will contribute to fat gain.
Keep lifting relatively heavy, and eating plenty of protein. This helps naturals keep muscle mass while dieting.
Adjust your calories every two weeks or so, if necessary. As long as you are losing fat, you don't need to cut calories or increase exercise.
Do you need trans fats for hormone production? No. I believe what you are referring to is "saturated" fats, not trans fats. And yes, saturated fats and cholesterol in your diet will help your body naturally produce more testosterone, or at least it will help keep it from dropping below normal levels while you diet. Just include red meat and whole eggs in our diet.
I agree with the other posters that you should not decrease fat too much, and that most of your dietary fat should come from healthy sources, avocado, nuts, salmon, flaxseeds, etc.