Friday, August 27, 2010

How to Lose "Man Boobs" For Good

Remember Meat Loaf's character from Fight Club? He was the guy who used to be a champion weightlifter but has now developed the dreaded "man boobs." No guy wants to look like this, but a lot of men are carrying a little too much fat in their chest area and end up looking feminine - not at all studly.
Fortunately, you can lose man boobs with just a few simple tweaks to your diet, exercise, and stress levels.
Eating to Lose the "Moobs"
I know you think I am going to talk about cutting calories, but I’m not. Most people following low-calorie diets can tell you they do not work - and when they do, they end up tired, hungry and curious. Studies are increasingly finding that the excessive accumulation of fat in the body is mainly due to hormonal imbalances, and not eating too much.
But our diet is the best way to fix these hormones, so in order to get into shape, we need to eat the foods that are going to automatically burn the fat off.
We only need to look at the fittest cultures in the world and learn what kinds of food they eat. Traditional cultures and modern hunter-gatherers have one thing in common: very few guys have man boobs. And they all eat diets that are rich in whole, fresh, natural foods, and lacking in processed and refined foods. So make sure you eat a diet that is high in unprocessed meat, vegetables, eggs, fruit, nuts, and seeds.
Exercising Smarter
By gaining muscle in your pecs, you will help firm up the area and further reduce your man boobs. One exercise that all guys know is the bench press. This is one that is an excellent choice. Others include push ups, dips, and overhead presses. These complex movements are better than isolation movements such as flies because they force the body to release HGH, a hormone that will burn fat and build muscle.
Play it Cool
The final touch is to keep your stress levels low. When you’re stressed, your body secretes cortisol, which burns muscle and accumulate fat (which is the opposite of what you do if you want to lose man boobs). Get enough sleep, avoiding stressful situations, and take the time of your life doing what you love.

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