Can a so-called sexy diet help you get sexy? Absolutely and resoundingly yes! But our “diet” isn’t just about what you eat, it’s about what you do to help you with how to be more sexy. (We bet Step 7 is going to surprise you.) These 10 steps to making you more sexy are easy and, frankly, fun!
But let’s start with diet. We know that certain nutrients are essential to sexual function and overall performance. Eating wild salmon in Pinot Noir sauce with a side of spinach will go a long way to prepare both your body and your mind for the horizontal cha-cha. Enjoying a burger and fries…that limited pleasure ends with the last bite. Because although burgers and fried foods may taste delicious, they aren’t going to help you feel and look your most sexy.
Don’t believe it? Any physician will tell you that heart health and sexual health are linked. As Dr. Murray Susser of the Holtorf Medical Group once quipped as we talked informally on the topic, “What’s good for your heart is good for your sex life.” It really is as simple as that. In fact, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine performed a study to prove a direct link between cholesterol and erectile dysfunction. Their data showed conclusively that as a man’s cholesterol rose, so did the likelihood of erectile dysfunction.
If you’re not sold on trading in your Entenmann’s for a fruit salad in order to give off your most sexy vibe, chew on this: According to Women’s Health, functional MRI studies show that when you eat a nutrition-rich meal, the neocortex lights up with fireworks just as it does when you’re having sex.
And don’t think a plan for how to get sexy just applies to women. Everything in this getting sexy diet applies to both men and women. In fact, this is a great program for couples to do together. After all, a more fulfilling sex life usually takes two.
Do aphrodisiacs really work? – that’s the question we’re most often asked
Do aphrodisiacs work? The simple answer, as far as we’re concerned, is yes. But maybe not in the way you think.
Sure, there are foods that can raise body temperature, lower inhibitions, set the scene for luring the man or woman of your dreams to slide between your satin sheets. However, if you look throughout history at most of the natural foods called aphrodisiacs, you won’t really find quick fixes. That is unless you count things like chile peppers raising body temperature or pomegranate staining your lips a more kissable red. Both of those effects of aphrodisiac ingredients are great. But they’re not going to help you if you’re looking to feel sexy for more than a few minutes or possibly hours.
I mean, if you’re after that kind of quick fix, then getting sexy is simple. Just go eat some chiles and pomegranate. But I think you’re here to experience what a lifetime of making good choices can do to become a more sexy, confident, feel-good you.
Foods that make you feel better
Anyway, if you take a look at what makes most aphrodisiac foods, well, aphrodisiac, you’ll find that they are really part of a long-term plan toward raising and/or maintaining healthy hormone levels, amplifying beauty, improving mood, stamina, preserving youth and, quite simply, getting sexy. That kind of sex appeal is what the 10 Steps to Sexy Diet is all about.
Ready to discover how to be more sexy?
Our in-house nutrition expert Delahna Flagg and I created this “sexy diet” to help you discover and enjoy the foods that help you become and stay your most attractive, energized, upbeat, sensual and sexually primed self. (For example, did you know that foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are such powerful mood enhancers that they may treat depression?)
There’s more to feeling sexy than making good food choices
But our plan also includes some non-edible elements that might surprise you. (Did you know that exercise can make you feel more sexy? According to the Journal of Human Sexuality, getting regular exercise gives you a positive image of your own sexuality.) And this step as well as the other non-food-related steps in our plan are all things you and your partner can enjoy together.
Best of all, we’ve broken our plan to get you feeling sexy down into 10 easy steps. The steps are simple and we think you’re going to enjoy the journey as you get sexy and boost your confidence. As for the results? We KNOW they’re the kind of results you can appreciate!
Edited by Delahna Flagg, PhD: This article was reviewed and additional research was provided by Center for Mind-Body Medicine certified practitioner and Eat Something Sexy Nutrition Director Delahna Flagg.
Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided in this article is intended for informational purposes only. It is important to consult your physician before making dietary changes. More information
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