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Another thing to consider is that when you eat a high-fat diet, you typically need to reduce your consumption of carbs. The problem is, carbohydrates also have an impact on testosterone levels. It all has to do with the cortisol hormone. Cortisol and testosterone are inversely linked, meaning that higher levels of cortisol will result in lower testosterone levels and vice versa. A low-carb diet, especially combined with doing regular exercise and maintaining an active lifestyle, is a recipe for increased cortisol production.