How To Get Rid of Manboobs
Unless you’ve got the wealth and power to be immune to the embarrassment, – like John Travolta, Harrison Ford or Simon Cowell for example – moobs or manbreasts can be undermine your confidence and deflate your sex life.
It’s mightn’t be an issue for celebrities sporting moobs, but it’s become a hot topic as the boomer generation puts on years and pounds or kilos, and there are varied ideas about be moob-free – from surgery to exercise.
Like most things in life applying a little discipline and restraint can make big inroads to the flesh mountain… Surgery is drastic and expensive; commonsense is available to all and costs nothing.
Ten Steps to Reduce Manboobs
1) Eat whole foods and cut processed foods
Our body’s production of estrogen can be affected by eating a lot of processed and chemically treated foods. Eat hormone free or organic meat, and do not eat fat on meat or poultry where the chemicals accumulate. Avoid artificial additives.
2) Reduce the effects of environmental estrogen
Never heat food in plastic containers either in a conventional oven or microwave. Avoid wrapping food in plastic wrap. Use glass or ceramic containers to store food. Avoid solvents.
3) Eat more cruciferous vegetables
Eat more cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, mustard, turnip, bok choy, kohlrabi and rutabaga (swede). They contain the phytochemical indole-3-carbinol, that improves detox of environmental estrogen and improves the balance of all hormones.
4) Increase Calcium D-glucarate
D-glucarate is a natural subtance is found in apples, oranges, broccoli, spinach, and Brussels sprouts that will help detox estrogens, according to The detox specialist. Take it in supplement form as well. One 500 mg tablet or capsule of Calcium D-Glucarate is equivalent to the phytonutrient activity found in 82 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables.
5) Remove beer from your diet.
Beer is capable of raising estrogen levels as well as building the famed “beer gut”.
6) Find an exercise regime you enjoy and stick to it
Ideally combine cardio and strength training. Do high intensity workouts but low reps.
Rowing is a great way to get your heart rate up to fat burning level. Aim for intervals of 1:3. That means really push hard for 30 seconds, take it easy for 1.5 minutes and repeat 15 times.
7) Increase natural plant estrogens and fibre
Phytoestrogens are compounds that occur naturally in plants and are thought to help protect against the effects of estrogen dominance. The two that have been studies the most are isoflavones, such as soy and lignans which occur in linseed, grains and vegetables.
There are over 300 foods are known to contain phytoestrogens. The main sources are soy beans, tofu, tempeh, soy beverages, linseed (flax), sesame seeds millet, barley, rye, dried beans, lentils and fennel.
8) Workout to build muscle
Cable Crossovers are a great way to tone up your pectoral muscles. You’ll need a pulley station for this exercise. Grab the handles of each side of the station and stand with your arms extended at about shoulder level. Slowly bring your arms together and cross them in front of you. Bring them back to their original position and then repeat. Shoot for about 4 sets of 10 reps.
9) Find a doctor who understands integrative medicine.
Get your hormone levels checked and use bio-identical hormone or iodine treatments if required.
10) Keep smiling
Whatever you decide on, you need to feel good about it, not stressed. Maintain your humour, and give yourself a stress break. It’s your personality and attitude that will count for more with the women in your life.