For many men who are overweight, one of the most emotionally sensitive aspects of being overweight is their man boobs, or ‘moobs’ as some people call them. This can really be damaging to any man who has had this problem. There can be a positive connection between man boobs and weight loss though.
Too much fat isn’t the only problem. Very often men lose muscle in their chest and that muscle turns to fat. When that happens their once tight and toned chest can start to look a little more ‘ladylike’ then they would want.
Another cause for man boobs is poor physical fitness and eating habits. When you gain weight, you gain it everywhere. That includes your chest. This can happen to women too but often they don’t mind as much. For men who are sick of having too much flab on their chest one of the best things to do is change your lifestyle.
Eating less and exercising more can really help a lot. Incorporate weight training into your routine and focus on your chest, back and arms for maximum results.
Remember,though, there is no such thing as spot reducing. You can’t just lose fat in your chest, you will lose fat all over your body, which is fine since you probably have excess fat in many areas of your body.
Don’t expect changes right away either, it is a process. But the sooner you start, the sooner you can see the results.
Something as simple as eating less fried food, pizza and drinking less soda or alcohol can help a lot and those changes are easy to make. No one (well maybe someone is, but I’m not) is telling you that you can’t ever eat another pizza or that you have to be perfect.
Start small. Just cut back on some of your more common food indulgences. That is a good start. Once you start seeing some results, pick another thing to cut back on. Keep doing that until you have a healthier relationship with food.
If the idea of going to the gym and putting in an hour at a time is too daunting, then don’t worry about it. Just start slowly, similar to the same process you using with your food. Start slow.
If the gym isn’t in the cards than just walk up and down your stairs, take your dog for a walk, go for a bike ride or play tennis. It doesn’t matter what it is, just get your body moving and you will start to see some results after a fairly short time.
Even after you have lost your weight you may still have some extra skin and you may want to get surgery to reduce the excess skin. That is a common issue people who lose weight face, no matter where on the body that weight loss is the most pronounced.
Start with some common sense weight loss first, eat better and get more exercise. From that point on, if you still aren’t satisfied with the way you look, you may want to talk to your doctor.
For many men though, they can see a significant positive impact just by getting in better shape and there is a positive correlation between man boobs and weight loss.