I started lifting weights and losing weight in order to get a boyfriend, but now that I'm exercising regularly I've lost my sex drive and interest in guys
Is this normal? Is it the exercise? Or the diet? I don't even want to masturbate.
if ur losing weight, you are exhausted. its hard to have libido when your body is literally eating itself. give it time and it might adjust to this. at the very least, your libido willl return when you plateau.
other factors is becoming busier and having ur emotions tied up in 'the hunger' that comes with weight loss. give it time.
i started lifting for girls and now i lift for myself. and my notion towards girls and stuff is back to normal. no gf and no motivation to talk to them. but can do sick body weight stuff other males cant.
it will come back once you are in shape, this is a result of being at a caloric deficit and losing weight while exhausting yourself. once you're at a healthy weight and are fit you will have a much higher sex drive than you used to, being in good shape and exercising increases your drive. this is just a losing weight thing.
>I started lifting weights and losing weight in order to get a boyfriend.
You should do these things for yourself, your health and to improve your quality of life not because of others.
Doing something so beneficial to ones health just to seek acceptance from others (especially the opposite sex) reeks of insecurity and is not a very solid foundation to build ones health around.
Lifting increases testosterone in your body and should actually have the opposite effect, so check out /Fit/ and their sticky for some proper workout routines to make sure you're not just slacking off.
thats some feminist bullshit, there is nothing wrong with improving yourself to get a boyfriend
if she wants a boyfriend thats fine, theres nothing wrong with doing something to get a boyfriend
Intense exercise, particularly weight lifting cause raise testosterone levels in woman, which is totally normal. Sometimes this results in a loss of sex drive, which is normal, again.
Keep doing you, make yourself feel like the person you want to be and eventually your hormones will calm down and level out and you'll go back to your regular sexdrive.
Don't exhaust yourself too much. I've started going on a self made diet (actually just getting rid of fast food and sugar and eat less, exercise more) and I've lost 5 kgs over the last 4 weeks. During that time I've actually gotten more confident and started to actively talk with girls.
Also not sure if nofap does indeed help or is it just me stop being a lazy fuck, but I did nofap during this time and still do.
Not him, but get your heart rekt. That happened to me, and I haven't fapped in like a month. There is a constant dull ache in my balls, but the desire is gone completely.
Give it a shot.