How To Get Rid Of Gynecomastia
A personal trainer draws the distinction between gynecomastia and man boobs, and shares how you can get rid of the condition.
My name is Nick Mitchell. I'm a personal trainer in London. I own a gym called Ultimate Performance and here in this gym, we train everybody from pop stars ad soap stars to professional athletes and lots and lots of regular people in the art and science of body composition.
Man boobs are not the same as gynecomastia. If you have gynecomastia, it's a hardening under the nipple. It's a medical condition and nothing but nothing can get rid of gynecomastia other than surgery.
It's been to have them with body builders when they've taken an extra dose of testosterone. The chances are if you're watching this and you're worried about gynecomastia, you haven't got gynecomastia. As I said, you're going to need surgery to get rid of that if you want to.
The chances are if you're watching this, you've got man boobs. This is the problem I've very very very rarely ever encountered, a real true case of gynecomastia, but I've encountered cases of man boobs probably every single day here in London. It's a bad problem, it's a big problem actually in the UK.
A man produces testosterone. Now, there's an enzyme in the body called aromatase. This enzyme, aromatase, is responsible for converting testosterone into estrogen.
The biggest culprit that I found for an excess of aromatase and an excess of estrogen in a man is almost always because the person in question is just too fat. We actually store aromatase within our fat cells. So, how do you best deal with aromatase? Reduce your body fat well, it's that simple.
It's very rare that I found an obese man who doesn't also have a very bad case of boobs. Again if you think about it, you can go “Of course, a very obese man is going to have breasts.” Well, not necessarily because if the fat was evenly distributed, here'd be fat, here'd be fat, here'd be fat here, but it wouldn't likely have breasts.
When these grossly overweight individuals often trim down, they still have breasts. This is because their hormones have got all screwed up by basically being too fat. So, the number one thing you can do to deal with boobs is basically you can reduce your body fat levels.
Now if you've tried that or if you're a slim guy and you still got boobs, my heart does go out for you because it's a difficult problem to address. We can do it with a bit of nutrition with some nutritional tricks. First off, avoid beer.
Avoid beer, like the plate. If you must drink, drink vodka. Do not drink beer.
It will enable your body to start converting into estrogen, this is not what you want. Eat the right type of food. Eat plenty of green vegetables, eat plenty of protein, do the things basically, do these so-called stereotypically caveman Neanderthal things.
This is very very important. Limit processed food, control blood sugar levels. This will go a long long way but there are also supplements that work and it can work very very well.
The two key supplements that I would say, one is a plant extract called dim, D-I-M, this is an estrogen modulator. It tends to draw out furnished estrogen from the body. It can work very well and very very well in my experience in helping over time to reduce man boobs.
The other thing that works very well is a mineral that you can buy in any high street store, is zinc. Zinc is what is called an anti-aromatase. It's a mineral that helps your body to use the testosterone that you produce in the right way rather than promoting this aromatasation to estrogen.
So, take all these things together and one tends to build to control man boobs. But I will draw distinction and refer to the start of this, man boobs is as being distinct from gynecomastia. If you have gynecomastia, you got some surgeon's case and really no other choice. .