On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m talking about how to naturally get rid of man boobs and lose chest fat for men.
I get this question a lot, because it’s affecting more and more men, and it’s ruining their self-esteem.
I’m referring to gynecomastia, often referred to as chest fat and “man boobs”.
It may sound funny, but it’s really a serious issue.
So let’s talk about why so many men are suffering from man boobs these days.
Ok, let’s jump right into.
As I mentioned, I’ve received so many questions about how to naturally get rid of man boobs.
However, it was this heartfelt message posted on our Live Lean TV Facebook Fan Page from “Michael”, that drove me to make this post.
Brad, I’m pretty messed up mentally about my gynecomastia. My father, uncle, and brother seem to have it too. I haven’t seen any videos from you on this topic, and I know there a lot of guys watching your channel who have the same issue. I want to fix this in the most natural way, and would be honored if you could use this topic for one of your videos.
With his permission, he sent me this picture of his situation.
Ok, first of all Michael, my heart goes out to you dude.
When I was growing up, I suffered through low self-esteem issues because of my body as well.
And it sucked.
I called it “FBSA Syndrome”, i.e. Flabby Belly Skinny Arm Syndrome.
Based on Michael’s photos, it doesn’t look like he needs to lose a lot of fat, so this tip isn’t directed specifically for him.
However, for some people, they have man boobs because let’s just be real, they’re just fat.
Once you consistently do that, the fat will burn off in all areas of your body, including your chest fat.
Remember, there is no such thing as spot reduction for fat loss.
So although doing more push ups will help build chest muscles, they will not help you to directly burn off your chest fat.
If you’re already lean, but you’re still holding onto chest fat in your pecs, it could be gynecomastia, which is caused by a hormonal imbalance issue.
This hormonal imbalance is a case of either:
Since estrogen is primarily a female hormone, the over production of estrogen in the male body is a problem.
One of the ways to correct estrogen dominance, is to focus on avoiding exposure to chemical estrogens.
These estrogen mimicking chemicals are called xenoestrogens, and are basically everywhere in the environments we live in.
For more information on this, check out this video post on xenoestrogens and the specific ingredients to watch out for in those skin care products.
To avoid these chemical estrogens:
Okay, let’s move on to tip number three.
To stop the over production of estrogen in your body, you need to be following a proper diet, workout, and supplementation plan.
Let’s face it.
Having more fat tissue increases the production of an enzyme called aromatase.
Aromatase is an enzyme that is responsible for converting testosterone into estrogen.
Focus on training with heavier weights, using compound movements such as:
Focus your diet primarily on foods that are:
It’s also important to load up on cruciferous vegetables, as they are high in compounds that help decrease aromatase.
Cruciferous vegetables include:
Here’s a video post I made on the 6 vegetables that kill fat.
Also try to avoid soy as much as possible.
The over consumption of soy based foods, including soybean oil, as it may mimic estrogen in the body.
You’d be freaked out to see how much soy is found in processed food.
And yes, this may include the protein bars that you’re buying.
Lastly, if you’re drinking alcohol, especially a lot of beer, this can increase the production of the aromatase enzyme.
As mentioned earlier, the aromatase enzyme is linked to converting testosterone to estrogen in men.
You could also be deficient in nutrients, which leads to increases in aromatase.
Get your blood test done to see if you are deficient in the following micronutrients:
If your blood test shows a deficiency in any of these micronutrients, supplement or focus on foods high in those nutrients.
I hope these 3 tips on how to naturally get rid of man boobs and lose chest fat helped.
Remember, the environments we live in and the lifestyle choices we make are affecting our testosterone to estrogen balance.
As men, we should be doing everything possible to maintain our testosterone through heavy lifting, and decrease the estrogen accumulation in our bodies, using these 3 natural tips.
Based on this, I feel I would be doing you a disservice if i didn’t point out the fact that my Ultimate Live Lean Superpack contains the exact types of workouts and recipes that will help increase testosterone, burn fat, and eliminate the estrogen dominated foods from your diet.
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Finally, I hope I’ve been of some service to you during this video post and you picked up one or two tips that you haven’t already tried.
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I’ll see you at the next episode.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.