A man should never have to deal with figuring out how to get rid of boobs … On his own body!
Boobs are great when they’re on women. Boobs on men? Not so much. Man boobs via gynecomastia is a serious issue.
Thankfully there are ways you can get rid of gyno induced man boobs and this is how…
The first thing you need to understand is that the breast consists of two main components:
- Glandular tissue – which is firm and dense.
- Fatty tissue – which is soft.
The ratio of glandular to fatty tissue varies from patient to patient. In individuals with Gynecomastia (man boobs) there may be too much of both types of tissue.
The 2 Ways You Can Get Man Boobs
- You can get man boobs by simply having too much fat on your body via a crappy diet
- You can get man boobs via a hormonal imbalance where your estrogen levels are too elevated
How to Get Rid Of Man Boobs Caused By Excess Fat Storage
The more common case is where the individual is simply too fat. In this case, all that needs to be done is get lean.
When you start storing fat in your chest as you gain weight, the droopy man boob like effect is simply the end result of you having a substantial amount of fat sitting on your chest.
Fortunately, as you lose weight, you will lose fat on your chest as well, and eventually once you get lean enough, you can completely rid yourself of all the fat sitting on your chest, indirectly getting rid of your man boobs.
If you have no idea where to begin with a fat loss diet, I suggest checking out our fat loss for newbies guide and adjusting the diet style to fit your body type/age/weight etc.
By eating in a caloric deficit, and increasing how much cardio you are doing each week and reducing your food intake a little bit each time your weight loss plateaus, you can effectively get extremely lean, and rid yourself of any excess unwanted fat sitting on your chest.
To expedite this process and lose the fat on your chest faster, you can use our extremely effective fat incinerating product “Red-Burner.”
How to Get Rid Of Man Boobs Caused By Excess Estrogen Levels
There is also hormonally caused man boobs, and this is a bit more of a complicated issue to tackle.
Man boobs caused by a hormonal imbalance are the result of elevated estrogen levels in males left unchecked and unaddressed for a prolonged period of time.
Testosterone, which is the main hormone driving muscle mass, sex drive and overall physical performance unfortunately converts into estrogen in males via a process called “aromatization.”
The enzyme aromatase will carry out this process, which can lead to disastrously high estrogen levels in males, resulting in an array of undesired feminine side effects, one being man boobs.
Hormone induced man boobs are typically more glandular in nature, and they can literally develop into big unsightly lumps of breast tissue if you leave them unchecked for too long a period of time.
To mitigate this, you must inhibit the enzyme aromatase, consequently lowering how high your estrogen levels can get.
This is accomplished with the use of specific aromatase inhibiting drugs, namely Letrozole, Arimidex, Aromasin, or Arimistane (all being very effective Aromatase Inhibitors).
All of these Aromatase Inhibitors will lower your estrogen levels, making it impossible for estrogen induced man boobs to develop.
However, if you already have lumps of glandular breast tissue (full blown Gynecomastia) then you only have one option, and that is to reverse its’ development. This is accomplished via drug therapy, or surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery is very expensive and is definitely not something you want to have to drop $5,000-10,000 on anytime soon, but it is a viable option if you have the money to burn, and want to instantly rid yourself of the issue (the doctor can literally remove the breast gland, making it impossible for hard lumps of breast tissue to develop anymore).
The drug therapy route is far more cost effective, and it typically involves a moderate dosing protocol of Tamoxifen Citrate (Nolvadex) alongside an increased dose of your Aromatase Inhibitor of choice.
Nolvadex is a pure agonist in the estrogen receptor in breast tissue. Using this over the course of a month or two will help reverse your Gynecomastia by binding to the estrogen receptor in breast tissue, making it impossible for estrogen to bind and illicit its’ effects, while the Aromatase Inhibitor will manage estrogen levels and keep them where they should be.
After Gynecomastia has been reversed, Nolvadex administration can be cessated, while the use of your Aromatase Inhibitor can be tapered down until you are managing your estrogen levels via natural whole foods and proper nutrition.
We can lower estrogen by inhibiting aromatase, but we can also lower the proportion of estrogen in the body by raising testosterone. This is a good strategy for some, but a disastrous strategy for others, as excess aromatase will simply cause rising levels of testosterone to be converted into estrogen.
This is why so many bodybuilders end up with Gynecomastia because they inject themselves with huge amounts of exogenous testosterone, which will increase the amount of estrogen aromatization in the body an exponential amount, but they completely neglect to use an Aromatase Inhibitor at all to keep their estrogen levels in range. Eventually, this can lead to a buildup of estrogen and nasty lumps of breast tissue, no matter how lean they are to begin with.
So, instead of cranking our testosterone levels through the roof with artificial injections, we can do our best via natural means to max out our natural test levels, and inhibit aromatization once we have rid ourselves of Gynecomastia.
Some of the main things I would recommend for this are starting a weight lifting regimen. This will increase muscle mass, and ultimately boost your natural testosterone levels.
In addition, increasing your intake of cruciferous vegetables, and completely eliminating (ideally) alcohol consumption will help modulate your estrogen levels.
Finally, keeping a tightly regulated daily caloric intake will help off-set any unnecessary fat gains from overeating, which will eliminate the amount of estrogen build up in the receptors in your breast tissue area.
Don’t fall into the booby trap of getting man boobs!
– Derek @ RED