Are you struggling with the typically called “man boobs”? Are your breasts making your social and physical activities difficult for you? Or you can’t even do any sports any more or put on a T-shirt because constantly aware of your larger-than-normal breasts.
If you answered yes to these questions, if you feel like you’re being directly spoken to, you’re probably looking forward to dealing with fatty breasts, specifically, your fatty breasts.
No one is here to judge, it is a very common thing, and it affects more than 30% of the male population.
What are Man Boobs?
Man boobs or “moobs” can be defined in two ways: gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia. They are quite different between them and while one has to do with hormones, the other can be societal or genetic. Gynecomastia is growth of male breast glandular tissue and it’s due to an increase of estrogen and decrease of testosterone. Pseudogynecomastia is associated with a body fat gain and the way this fat distributes in the body. For some men, it means they’ll gain fat quicker in their breasts and stomach, for example.
So how can you lose your man boobs?
If you have gynecomastia, we’ll get there in a minute; but for you guys who are dealing with pseudogynecomastia, this is where you’ll find your answers.
Get a Checkup
You might’ve not expected this one, but getting a check-up is essential in anyone’s life, but more importantly so when we believe something might be wrong. Before going into more details about how to get rid of your man breast, ask your doctor for a check-up, including blood tests to make sure everything is okay with your body and that you can safely exercise or change habits that won’t affect your health.
Now, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to you because if you’re carrying more weight on your top half, you know you’re not leading a very healthy lifestyle. Yes, you can throw in here that it runs in your family, but genetics, even though strong, don’t define your body forever.
You can change it if you really want to, and a great place to start is with your nutrition. When deciding what to eat, make sure you’re picking the right foods for your body – look at food as fuel, not comfort. The main goal is to consume a calorie deficit, so that you’ll be burning more calories than ingesting. This will lead to weight loss, and in consequence, to reducing your man breast.
With a good and nutritional diet, you can focus on making your core strong and lean. Building more muscle will also help you burn more calories at the end of the day, so it’s a win-win situation.
You can target your chest and core when strength training, your muscles will get bigger and stronger every day and you’ll burn more calories because of those muscles. But targeting a specific area to workout doesn’t work on its own; you’ll develop muscle, yes, but you’ll need to break down the fat. And building muscle doesn’t equal to losing fat – it could work on the long run, but it would take you a whole lot longer. To make the process quicker, follow the next step.
Cardio or the Devil’s Work as Some Call It
To help with your caloric deficit, you can choose to run, jog, walk, bike, do a series of movements, it can truly be anything you like. It doesn’t have to be the Devil’s work! You can enjoy your cardio training as much as your weightlifting. Cardio will allow you to burn more calories and workout your entire body (in most exercises) which will break down the fat you’re accumulating. The muscle you’ll build and help further in burning extra calories, but you also need to get rid of the fat. For that, there’s cardio.
Male Breast Reduction
If all else fails, try male breast reduction. When I say “all else fails”, I truly mean it because you won’t be accepted as a candidate for this procedure if you haven’t tried all other methods before.
So, if you suffer from gynecomastia, this is a great option for you! It removes the fat by using liposuction and the modern techniques have proven to leave almost no scars, which is a major factor when you’ve struggled with body confidence for a while. Just like with any other surgery, please remember to discuss the pros and cons about this type of operation with your doctor.
In the end, dealing with fatty breast for men can be achieved and you can do it too. It might take a while and perseverance, but if you’re decided on changing your life and confidence for the best, you’ll know these are some steps you can take to help you reach that level.
Make the choices today you’ll feel confident with tomorrow!