In some instances, full relief from gynecomastia comes from a plan combining weight loss along with male breast reduction surgery.
Our New York breast surgeon team helps patients along their own journey to their best physique by delving into dietary elements that are most beneficial to the health of our post gynecomastia surgery patients.
In order to prepare for treatment, patients may want to begin adding the following nutrients into their normal diets.
The Mayo Clinic, a major resource for all things health, reports that men can enjoy longer life spans through combining healthy eating habits and regular exercise.
Diets that are heavy in components like whole grains, vegetables, fiber, fish, and fruits are geared to facilitate weight loss and the maintenance of results obtained through surgical treatment.
A further benefit patients may experience from dietary changes is a decreased risk of various diseases, including the gynecomastia-related hormonal imbalance that can be made worse by being overweight.
Advice from our New York Breast Surgeon Team
Let’s look at some of the most beneficial foods to incorporate into menu items:
Fruit for Antioxidant Power
The FDA recommends that men include about 5 servings of fruits into their daily diet. That equates to about two and a half cups, which is no small order. If you can handle dried fruits, 1/2 cup of this type will equal that of 1 cup of raw fruit.
To make your fruit intake super easy, try juicing. As with all things in the life of a man, variety is key. Consuming various different fruits not only adds interest to the diet, but also ensures you get the right amount of nutrients. Choose fruits of different colors for the perfect combinations.
Try antioxidant rich fruits such as:
Apples with peel (great with peanut butter for a healthy snack)
Watermelon for hydration
Eat your Vegetables!
If salads aren’t your thing, try making a vegetable-laden soup in an organic vegetable broth base. Add loads of carrots, zucchini, red peppers and onion for a flavorful side dish.
Whenever possible, add dark leafy greens like kale or bok choy to dishes, as well as Brussels’ sprouts, cabbage, spinach, and artichoke, as these are particularly high in antioxidants and therefore good for more than just weight loss.
Fiber isn’t Just for Grandpa
Fiber, known as a necessity for regular bowel health, is also great for weight loss and maintenance.
Fiber can be obtained from elements such as:
When consuming high fiber foods, it is smart to drink plenty of water. This facilitates the movement of fiber through the digestive tract.
Trade in that White Bread for Whole Grains
Whole grains are great for the body in several ways. To aid in weight loss, add foods like oatmeal, brown rice, and barley whenever possible. These foods are low in fat but are chock full of vitamins and minerals. They also fill you up so that you are less likely to overeat.
Real Men Eat Fish
Ok, so maybe fish isn’t the same thing as a juicy steak, but there are several health benefits associated with our friends from the sea. In particular, tuna, salmon, and herring are great for weight loss. Most types of fish are high in Omega-3 acid, which keep the heart healthy.
Visit our New York Breast Surgeon Team in NYC or Long Island
Gynecomastia is not all about weight. However, our patients who have struggled with weight can maximize their results through the maintenance of a healthy diet and these tips. Always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise plan.
To learn more about gynecomastia treatment, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York for your free consultation today. Our gynecomastia NYC appointment line is (212) 206-0023 and our Long Island number is (631) 499-1831.
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