How to Get Rid of Man Boobs/Gynecomastia

Ice T in a boob contest at the beach

You saw it on the Seinfeld episode, "The Mansierre," in which Kramer developed a bra for guys who were suffering from a little too much breast development.  I can tell you, No man wants to wear a bra.  Getting man boobs will make you feel unattractive and will give you low self-esteem.  Every guy knows the best way to attract a woman is by being confident, so how can you win this moob battle?   

There are two main reasons guys get man boobs. The first comes from simply being overweight. Man boobs, or "moobs," are composed of fatty tissue stored over the pectoral muscles.

The second reason guys get man boobs is due to a medical condition called gynecomastia.  This is a hormonal condition in which the body produces an increased amount of estrogen and a decreased amount of testosterone.  Gynecomastia can often happen as the result of taking certain medications that influence the body’s hormonal levels.  It can also occur if someone is suffering from a testicular tumor, which causes estrogen production to significantly increase.

To treat this problem, medical advice should be sought.  Most often, the patient will be taken off the particular medication or will be given anti-estrogen treatment.  Surgery may be necessary if the problem does not improve. Click here for more info. on Surgery.

No wonder he's angry - Those are some big mammaries
If you notice your "moobs" are getting larger as you age, It sounds like a perfect time to make some lifestyle changes.

Let's start off with the obvious:
Your Diet . . . Drink less Beer (Alcohol), Stop the deserts at night, and cut back on sweets in general.  Red meat and nuts are also contributing factors.  Eat all of the vegetables you want, cut back on the dressings and sauces,  and drink water, green tea and black coffee.  Cut back on the butter, bacon and sour cream on that baked potato (Potato's are not the problem.) Flax oil is also known to make you feel full - less food in your belly means less fat on your chest. A couple of tablespoons of Flax oil will cut down on the quantity of food you eat.

Hey stop staring at my Man Boob
Get off of the Couch . . . It won't hurt you to set down the remote and start getting some exercise.  Aerobic exercise that gets your heart rate up and start you sweating and burning fat.  Swimming, bike riding and running will get you in shape fast and start you on your fat loss journey.  Weight lifting will help sculpt your chest, shoulders and arms and those Moobs will start to melt away.  Push ups are an excellent chest sculpting exercise and they can be done anywhere.

Although a lot of people find man boobs quite entertaining, nothing could be further from the truth for a Gynecomastia sufferer. They may have tried all sorts of things to shift the man boobs, from going on a diet to exercising, but sadly when it comes to Gynecomastia this does not help as it is not caused by being overweight. It is unknown what the root cause of Gynecomastia is.


  1. i am going for gyno surgery next week..any advice appreciated.

  2. If you are going for surgery next week, Best wishes for success and a quick recovery. If you want to put it off there are some good programs available. A more comprehensive website, with good information on how to be pro-active can be seen at:

    If does involve a lot of exercise. Also you should have your doctor check your hormonal estrogen and testosterone levels, if he has not already. Surgery for Gyno has been going up in the last few years. Makes me wonder if it could be linked to all of the growth hormones that are added to animal feed, and we consume in our meat. Again I wish you the best and thank you for your comment.

  3. Gynecomastia is a known medical condition which causes men to have abnormal breast enlargement and growth - sometimes in just one breast and sometimes in both.

  4. Gynecomastia or all the more normally known as man boobs is a condition that influences a considerable measure of men than anticipated. Obviously, it regularly goes unnoticed on the grounds that most men are excessively anxious, making it impossible to concede or share it, realizing that it can prompt to disparagement and shame.