Monday, 16 September 2013

Man Boobs – What To Do About Excess Chest Fat!

Women dream of having big breasts; for men, developing breasts is a nightmare scenario that causes embarrassment and shame. Unfortunately, up to 60 percent of men suffer from one form or another of man boobs.

If you suffer from man boobs, then there are two factors that may be causing your condition:

Obesity - Being overweight causes your body to store fat in different places; some men store their weight around their midsection, and some men store their excess fat in their legs and thighs. It's kind of like a genetic lottery; some men end up storing all their excess fat over their pectoral muscles. Men who store excess fat in their chest end up developing man boobs.
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As men get older, their metabolism gets slower. As people age, they are more prone to storing fat; guys who never had problems with man boobs when they were younger may end up with fatty chest deposits when they get older.


Gynecomastia is a genetic condition that appears when men have a hormonal imbalance; their bodies produce more estrogen and less testosterone than they should. This hormonal imbalance floods the body with estrogen; this is the same hormone that causes women to develop breasts during puberty. If your body does this, then your chest is likely to grow. Gynecomastia can happen naturally; it can also happen when men take certain medications, drugs or when they suffer from certain illnesses.

What Are Some Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Man Boobs?

If you are overweight and storing fat in your chest, then you need to work on reducing your body fat percentage. Unfortunately, there are no specific exercises you can do to magically make your boobs disappear.


Eating healthy is one of the best ways to reduce fat; cut back on junk foods and processed items. Reduce your calorie intake and your fat will slowly melt away; try to eat a diet that consists of fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Drink more water and avoid juices and alcohol; unnatural processed foods can cause your body to produce excess amounts of estrogen.


Make conscientious efforts to get stronger; as a person builds muscle, they sculpt their bodies and increase their testosterone levels. The more you lift and get in shape, the more calories your body burns. When you do chest workouts, you turn your chest fat into muscle. When your chest becomes muscular, fat slowly disappears.


A sedentary lifestyle can lead to slouching; when a person slouches, it accentuates the fat that they have on their chest. If you make an effort to stand up tall, you look slender and your man boobs don't show as much. Get used to sitting and standing up tall; once you get in the habit, you will notice that not only is it more comfortable, but your man boobs become less noticeable.

Stay Away From Estrogen

Many medicines and foods contain estrogen; when you overload your body with estrogen, it enters your bloodstream and causes side-effects like man boobs. If you are on prescription medications, talk to your doctor to make sure that they aren't negatively impacting your body's estrogen production. Estrogen can also be found in plastics, laundry detergent and body products. Consider making a switch to organic products; they are less likely to contain chemicals that mess up your body's hormone levels.

What About Surgery?

Surgery is a last resort; most men can naturally get rid of gynecomastia without resorting to it. Natural methods are much safer and more effective than antiestrogen treatments or surgery. If you stay healthy, maintain a proper diet and increase your muscle mass, your man boobs will start to disappear.

This was a Guest Post by Brenda Panin, health blogger and a great animal lover. She was doing some research about gynecomastia and plastic surgery so she spent some time researching Cosmos Clinic. Brenda loves to see her readers getting useful information from her articles.