November 5, 2012

How to get rid of your man boobs in five simple steps

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Are you looking to slim down and reduce the size of your chest? Perhaps you’re sick and tired of disguising your man boobs? Whatever the case, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five ways to shape-up and improve the appearance of your torso:



Gynaecomastia surgery
Gynaecomastia is the overgrowth of breast tissue in men. It can cause full, woman-like breasts to form and is a fairly common condition. If you are suffering from this ailment, it’s worth talking to your doctor about gynaecomastia surgery. It’s available at clinics across the UK and should help you to feel more confident about your appearance. During the procedure, liposuction is used to drain excess fat from the body and excess skin is removed if necessary.

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A well-balanced diet
According to Breast Cancer Care, the more fat cells someone has, the more oestrogen they produce. If testosterone levels drop too low in comparison, breast tissue can form, so it’s important to keep your body weight down. One of the best ways to do this is to eat a well-balanced diet including plenty of fresh fruit and veggies and a wealth of low-calorie snacks. Eating little and often can also help keep your blood sugar levels consistent and your energy levels up.

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Avoid foods that lower testosterone level and those that increase oestrogen level
Usually man boobs are a result of hormonal imbalance rather than overall increase in excess body fat. As such, try as much and avoid foods that are likely to up your oestrogen level and lower your testosterone level. Especially avoid foods that have phytoestrogens (in layman's language, these are female hormones naturally available in food). Foods high in phytoestrogens include soybean, soy products, eggs, dates, potatoes, and carrots. Increase testosterone levels and inhibit oestrogen levels by including  cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, radishes, turnips, along with onions, citrus fruits& pineapples. You should also avoid processed, pre-packaged foods and the ones stored in plastic containers, as certain studies have found that these might contribute to man boobs.

Cut out alcohol
Unfortunately, alcohol is laden with calories, so why not cut it out altogether? Go teetotal for a while and see if this has an effect on your chest. If you don’t feel like giving it up altogether, try limiting your alcohol intake to several units a week or only drink at weekends. Have a soft drink in between anything stronger and avoid getting extremely drunk, as this could tempt you to eat unhealthy food such as kebabs or chips.
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Exercise on a regular basis
If you’re looking to shed the pounds, it’s also a good idea to exercise. Cardiovascular or aerobic exercise will help you burn calories quickly and is a key part of an effective fat-burning regime. It’s important to speak to a health care professional, however, before you do anything too energetic – just to make sure you are in tip-top shape. If you want to improve the muscular tissue in your chest, press ups and weight training is the way to go, but make sure you have a gym partner to help you out. An oversized chest can be a little embarrassing, but there are many ways to tone up – so fear not!

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Unfortunately the development of moobs is more likely as we age. Men over 50 years old store more fat cells which produce oestrogen increasing the likelihood of breast formation. Looking after yourself by getting enough sleep, eating healthy and taking regular exercise should help prevent the dreaded man boobs. A teen who is using tea tree oil as topical application for acne or a lavender oil based anti-dandruff shampoo also needs to exercise caution. A study has found that products containing lavender oil and/or tea tree oil may cause prepubertal gynecomastia, a rare condition resulting in enlarged breast tissue in boys prior to puberty.

(Guest Post by Isabella)



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8 comments:

  1. Christina4:12 PM

    Upper body exercise helps.

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  2. Exercise and diet. Man boobs are fat deposits and the only way to reduce fat is diet and excercise, you can't target train or tone, you have to work on losing fat all over and the man boobs will go away. Unless they are actual breast tissue, then you need to see a doctor

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  3. Pushups and curlups. Go running. Eat better.

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  4. Laila4:14 PM

    Better go for regular Swimming n Exercises.

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  5. stop eating greasy sh*t all the time and exercise

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  6. do cardio like running, jogging, basketball, boxing anything that gets your heart rate up, there's no such thing as spot reducing

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  7. Urmila4:16 PM

    Lots of cardio, and eat less.

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  8. Anonymous4:17 PM

    Breast tissue in men is caused by a hormone imbalance. Hormone imbalances are most commonly caused by diet stress. A lot of the food we eat is pumped full of preservatives and hormones, particularly estrogen. Try cutting down on your sugar intake; it's probably the main problem. You should ask your doctor about low-dose testosterone patches as well because you need more testosterone. But talk to your doctor about it before getting any supplements on your own or anything. Introducing too much testosterone to your system at once can be very bad so make sure you do it safely.

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