5 Tips to banish Man-Boobs naturally!
1. Reduce weight
Fat is the key driver in man boobs. It’s time to reduce your calorie intake and get moving. Simple carbs are the main culprit here as insulin resistance is often the root cause of excess fat. All carbs are broken down into simple sugars called glucose and the hormone insulin drives it into your body where it’s optimised as energy. When it’s consumed in excess, its stored as fat. Reducing your simple carb intake is always beneficial for health. Switch to complex carbs which are broken down slowly, and for fat burn, limit carb intake to earlier in the day so the body has optimal time to use them.
2. Ditch the booze
Alcohol affects the liver’s ability to get rid of excess oestrogen.
If beer is your booze of choice, you should know that phytoestrogens (compounds that mimic true oestrogen in the body) are present in the hops used to make beer.
You will also benefit from a reduction in the excess calories from booze will be driving your waistline. Alcohol also impacts your sleep pattern which is when testosterone is replenished, and you need optimal levels as oestrogen robs testosterone leading to even more unpleasant symptoms.
3. Be Mindful of Chemicals and Toxins
These are the driving force behind the continual decline in male sperm health and rapidly deteriorating testosterone levels. They are wreaking havoc with hormone levels on an unprecedented basis.
Phthalates are endocrine disrupting chemicals that get into the body and mimic our natural hormones by binding or blocking hormone receptors. The most common, BPA, was actually developed as an oestrogen therapy, before scientists found it could help with packaged goods as well.
Plastic Bottles: If there was ever a time to ditch the plastic its now. Its a win win. Kinder to the environment and giving your male hormones the best chance to be optimal. Swap plastic for glass where possible.
Ready Meals: Many men with moobs are on a ready-meal diet. When you heat the plastic, it speeds up deliver of the phthalates into your food which you then ingest. To avoid this happening, remove the food and switch all plastic to glass and heat. Or better still ditch the ready meals which aren’t likely to be helping with your weight and fat levels.
Canned Tins: Try to avoid those that contain acidic foods such as tomatoes and tomato products. The acid causes more of the chemical to be removed from the can lining.
Parabens are another hormone disruptor category driving the incidence of moobs. They are added to personal care products and cosmetics to prevent the growth of microbes in these products. They also have an ability to mimic oestrogen and promote breast tissue growth.
Before you start lathering up with your girlfriend’s shampoo, check its label. The chances are if it has any added fragrance or perfume (which is nearly everything) then it has a paraben. Try to use organic and natural products to avoid this. Your health and hormones will thank you for it long term.
4. Ensure you rectify nutrient deficiencies
As we know moobs are hormone related.
Your hormones require optimal levels of key nutrients to be able to flourish. The endocrine system is responsible for hormonal functions in the body and produces 30 distinct hormones, each of which has a very specific job to do. When it's not working properly, hormones are unbalanced, and you become more susceptible to disease and your ability to fight off infection is weakened.
Men need to make sure they keep their nutrient levels optimal which is increasingly hard with the modern diet and lifestyle. Ensure you take a good multi vitamin or supplement that ensures you meet your daily needs to enable hormonal balance and wellbeing.
5. Have a health MOT
It’s never a bad idea to book a check-up with your doctor particularly if your moobs are painful.
During lockdown we’ve become accustomed to feeling like we are bothering our busy medical professionals with unnecessary woes but it’s important that you check out any concerns you have with them. Prevention is always better than a cure.
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