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Buff Dad is the first program tailored with dads in mind. Mike Levinson gives men a four-week game plan to get it done. The secret is testosterone, a key fuel that boosts your body's ability to lose weight and build muscle naturally. Levinson is a trainer of professional athletes and a registered dietitian. He brings together both disciplines for an efficient program that helps dads to slim down and shape up.

The Buff Dad program shows you how to incorporate testosterone "powerfoods" into your meals to help you take the weight off. By combining this tasty and realistic nutritional plan with the Buff Dad Workout Blitz, you will be on your way to being the Buff Dad you want to be. Levinson knows the time constraints that accompany a child. He doesn't expect anyone to find two hours a day to work out at the gym. His fitness plan uses dumbbells, fitness bands, pull-ups, push-ups and a jump rope -- things you can use or do in quick bursts at home!

The Top 10 Testosterone Powerfoods

The Buff Dad Dietary Plan includes the 10 powerfoods. The 10 foods that boost testosterone levels naturally and help develop more muscle tone are:

1. Lean Beef

What's Inside: Protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, saturated fat.

The Facts: "Few things have as positive an impact on testosterone levels as lean meats," says Larrian Gillespie, retired assistant urology professor and author of many health and nutrition books. Beef specifically offers the added benefit of having high protein and zinc - two nutrients key to optimizing testosterone and muscle-building potential - in one source. While too much saturated fat is not a good thing, you require some to produce testosterone.

How to Get It: Grill or broil a lean cut of steak a few times a week.

2. Beans

What's Inside: Protein, fiber, zinc.

The Facts: Beans pack a bigger shot of zinc than any other member of the veggie family; some (like baked beans) even rival the zinc content of red meat. Add it to a food that's high in protein and fiber and low in fat, and you have a winning combo.

How to Get It: Baked beans, lima beans, navy beans, and kidney beans are all good choices. Canned versions are just as nutritious as dry.

3. Poultry

What's Inside: Protein and little fat.

The Facts: "High-protein diets have a positive impact on muscle mass and thus testosterone levels," says ...    Continue

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