A lot of men are struggling with having what’s colloquially known as “man boobs,” meaning the excess of fat deposited in the breast area. Some choose to ask a plastic surgeon to cut them off, which is unnecessary if they would understand what’s causing the issue.
An experienced doctor who’s known as KenDBerryMD on YouTube is sharing his relatively simple way to get rid of man boobs, along with telling us what’s causing the issue. First of all, he’s raising awareness that simply choosing to eat less and exercise more will not make you get rid of man boobs. He’s criticizing those who claim to make men solve such an issue in that way. Simply working out, eating less, or doing some special kind of push-ups is not going to work, according to the doctor.
Get rid of carbs!
Unless you’re dealing with Gynecomastia, meaning the issue that appears in teenage boys when they’re going through their puberty (and which disappears in about a year), it means that you’re having pseudo-Gynecomastia, and you have a hormone problem.
The number 1 and root cause of man boobs is having too many carbohydrates in your diet. Your blood sugar levels will go sky high, making the insulin level remain high all the time. The aromatase, which helps convert testosterone into estrogen, gets upregulated.
So if you have too many carbs in your diet, the best thing to do is obviously to get rid of them. Foods such as grains, potatoes, rice, wheat, corn, bananas, grapes, fruit juice, starchy vegetables, and others will get too many carbs in your body. Many alcoholic beverages are also high in carbs, so you shouldn’t neglect those as well. Beer and wine are good examples.
There are many foods and drinks out there that you can consume while you want to avoid carbs, according to stepawayfromthecarbs.com, whether you’re a vegan or not. You can go for eggs, cheese, pretty much any sort of meat and fish, oils, coffee with no milk or sugar, and so on.
Don’t eat or drink out of plastic
There are many foods and drinks out there that come in plastic boxes, plates, and cups, as well as having plastic forks and knives along with them. The doctor explains to us that if you’re consuming such products that are at least at room temperature, some of the plastic will get into the food and ultimately into your body. That plastic will mimic the estrogen in your body and mess up your aromatase activity. As you’ve already guessed, that will automatically increase your chances of developing those unpleasant man boobs.
Watch out for the medication
Certain medications that your doctor might have prescribed to you for a different thing can increase your chances of developing man boobs.
KenDBerryMD has even made a list from the most important meds to the least important ones that are associated with man boobs. Behold:
- Aldosterone Antagonists
- Eplerenone (Inspra)
- Spironolactone (Aldactone)
- Typical or First Generation
- Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
- Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
- Haloperidol (Haldol)
- Perphenazine (Trilafon)
- Thioridazine (Mellaril)
- Trifluoperazine (Stelazine)
- Atypical or Second Generation
- Aripiprazole (Abilify; Abilify Discmelt)
- Asenapine sublingual tablets (Saphris)
- Clozapine (Clozaril; Fazaclo)
- Finasteride (Propecia; Proscar)
- Iloperidone (Fanapt)
- Olanzapine (Zyprexa; Zydis, Zyprexa Relprevv)
- Paliperidone (Invega; Invega Sustenna)
- Quetiapine (Seroquel; Seroquel XR)
- Ziprasidone (Geodon)
- Cimetidine (Tagamet)
- Digoxin (Lanoxin)
- Efavirenz (Sustiva)
- Estrogen use
- Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
- Methadone, Opioids
- sertraline, fluoxetine, citalopram, escitalopram, fluvoxamine, paroxetine
- duloxetine, venlafaxine, desvenlafaxine
However, the doctor emphasizes that the number 1 cause for developing man boobs is having too many carbs in your diet. Therefore, it would be useless to get rid of the medication if you’re still eating too many foods that are high in carbs.