Let’s start by the burning question: How to stay sexy and healthy?
Maybe you never put much thought into the correlation of being sexy and healthy. The truth is, there is a huge connection between sex and food, being sexy and eating healthy!
A healthy diet will lead to very healthy sex.
Be honest with yourself, forget about others, and think about this for a second: How do you feel when you lose weight, eat healthy, and exercise? Do you feel sexy?
I feel that way when I discipline myself by eating good foods, drinking plenty of water, and working out.
Now, when you feel sexy, what do you do? Maybe you buy new clothes in smaller sizes, maybe you wear high heels if you are a woman. I bet you attract your partner, which will increase the desire to have sex!
As a board-certified sexologist, I help people develop fulfilling relationships, which includes sexual satisfaction. Did you know that low or no desire for sex can be triggered by medical conditions or hormone imbalance? However, for a lot of women, a big libido killer is their own self-image, or self-esteem and their own relationships.
Hormones imbalance can have a lot to do with what you eat, and what you eat affects your self-image. You might be unhappy sexually simply because you are not eating well, and likewise you feel tired, stressed out, fat or too thin, and depressed.
Studies show a strong correlation between a fulfilling relationship and sexual satisfaction. Your feelings about your relationship, your partner, and most importantly, yourself have a great impact on your sexual response and satisfaction. Recent studies indicate that moderate weight loss through healthy eating significantly improves sexual functioning and satisfaction. Similarly, it has been shown that people who exercise regularly and eat nutritionally have high levels of sexual desire and greater ability to get aroused and reach orgasm.
Sounds great, right?
Now, take a look at your life. How healthy is your diet? How active and satisfactory is your sex life? The healthier a person eats, the better his/her sex life is… and the more active and pleasant a sex life is, the healthier the diet is! It is a good true Catch-22. Do you know why? According to a report by the Archives of General Psychiatry, poor diet and excess weight literally clutter the brain causing all kind of issues, including sexual problems.
In other words, great sex comes from a healthy brain, and a healthy brain comes from a healthy diet! Metabolic-enhancing foods that nurture your brain and your body can also nurture your sex life.
The good news is, that you can live fully, healthy, sexy, and have good sex all by eating healthy! And, you don’t have to make radical changes to improve your diet. Start small, step by step. Try to avoid eating your kid’s snacks, your partner’s dinner, and all the garbage that tastes so good. See where that begins to lead you.
There are no magic pills for good sex, for being healthy or staying sexy. But the truth is, you and only you have the power and the right to eat well and to have a great sex life. The real aphrodisiacs are good foods full of nutrients that allow optimal sexual performance.