Just now, I downed half a cup of a delicious grass-fed jersey cream.
I did it totally guilt-free, because I had a nice LOW-CARB breakfast about 4 hours ago.
I quite often finish my meals off with some heavy cream as desert, and it doesn't make me gain any weight.
In fact, I feel it boosts my testosterone levels, boosts my libido, and helps me LOSE weight.
A couple nights ago, I had a high carb dinner.
I opened the fridge to look for a suitable desert.
I saw the jersey cream and I closed the fridge and told myself “No”.
I have to EARN that high fat treat by eating low carb.
If I have rewarded myself with a high carb dinner, then I will NOT have a high fat treat as a desert.
That's the one big restriction you MUST stick to if you want to lose man boobs.
You can't combine your carbs and fats. You can't have a high carb AND a high fat diet.
Even if your diet is high fat and low carb on the whole, when you do occasionally eat those high carb treats, do what you can to avoid eating fat WITH it.
Why Should You Not Eat Fats And Carbs Together?
Because carbs cause unopposed insulin release.
Fats cause zero insulin release.
There are 4 calories in a gram of carbohydrate, and 9 calories in a gram of fat.
When you eat fat by itself, there is zero insulin release, and little or no calories from the fat you eat is stored in your body as fat, because your body is unable to store fat without the presence of insulin.
When you eat carbs, if you are not in a state of deprivation, or you are not a highly active person, then the insulin release will cause a lot of those carbs to be stored in your body as fat.
But the WORST scenario by far is if you eat both carbs and fat at the same time.
When you do this, the insulin release you get from the carbs will cause the calories from both the carbs AND the fat to be stored as fat on your body!
I've read a lot of studies on weight loss, and it seems you can lose weight with either a low carb diet or a low fat diet.
Both diets work.
All the studies show that you gain weight when you eat lots of carbs AND lots of fat.
Combining fats with carbs is a big cause behind today's obesity epidemic. Food manufacturers have found ways to combine fats and carbs in ways that makes their food taste more delicious than if they used fats or carbs alone.
Examples include cakes, cookies, donuts, pizza, ice cream, milkshakes and french fries.
Note that the above foods are all processed foods. This is one reason I advise you to avoid processed foods, and to stick to natural whole-foods with one ingredient (meat, fish, eggs, veggies, etc.). Generally, foods that occur in nature are comprised of mostly fats or mostly carbs, not both.
See, human physiology hasn’t yet evolved to be able to handle the simultaneous activation of fat and carb signaling pathways. Researchers say that foods combining fats and carbs actually act like drugs of abuse on the brain1.
Low Carb Vs. Low Fat, Which Is Better?
The reason I recommend you go on a low CARB rather than a low FAT diet, is because a low carb diet is better for fat loss, it's better for boosting testosterone, it's better for losing man boobs, and it's better for your health than a low fat diet.
Here's what the legendary Vince Gironda had to say about fats vs carbs, in his book, Unleashing The Wild Physique:
“Personally, I prefer to use fats as energy sources over carbohydrates since they sustain the body's blood-sugar level for up to six hours and as fuel sources burn slowly. In fact, due to the difficulty the body has in breaking fats down into energy, it actually burns body fat in the process. But the body will only use fats as fuel in the absence of any carbohydrates.”
I don't believe in all these zero restriction diets, where you've got all these programs with fancy sales messages telling you you can “eat what you want” and still lose weight.
If you could eat what you want and lose weight, then everybody would be lean.
I'm all for getting lean and losing man boobs with minimal restriction. I believe that the only way to change your physique is to find a way to do it that you enjoy, where you don't feel too restricted, else you won't be able to maintain it long enough to get the results you want, but SOME restrictions do need to be in place.
You can't lounge around on the couch all day every day and do NO exercise.
You can't “eat what you want” and stuff your face with 20 donuts a day.
One of the most important restrictions you have to make is you have to avoid eating both carbs and fats together.
You also have to go on a low carb or a low fat diet, and I very strongly recommend a low carb, high fat diet.
How To Lose Man Boobs Without Feeling Restricted
The single most effective approach when it comes to taking the restriction out of weight loss or losing man boobs, where losing man boobs feels easy, like you're not even trying, is to replace the grains in your diet (rice, pasta, cakes, and other flour-based products) with low carb, high fat replacements that taste exactly the same (or close enough).
And you'll find other such powerful man boob busting grain replacement recipes in my book, 5 Grain Substitute Recipes For Losing Man Boobs, here:
The other thing that helps take the restriction out of losing man boobs, is using a good progesterone cream.
Using progesterone doesn't mean you'll be able to “eat what you want” and lose man boobs. But what progesterone will do, is by antagonizing estrogen, it will make everything else you do to lose your man boobs, much more effective.
You know how sometimes you feel as though you are doing everything right, you are working out and eating clean, but your body just doesn't change?
Well it could be that you have a particularly stubborn hormonal imbalance that only something like progesterone can help you overcome.
You can learn more about using progesterone for losing man boobs here:
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- DiFeliceantonio, A. G. et al. Supra-Additive Effects of Combining Fat and Carbohydrate on Food Reward. Cell Metab 28, 33-44 e33, doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2018.05.018 (2018).