Combining crossdressing and health
Written by Elise Wren
For many people, crossdressing is a hobby, but for others, it's a way to express their true self. For me, personally, it’s the second option. However, it can also be a way to live a healthier life not only mentally, but physically too. Keeping yourself healthy can also help in your crossdressing and will make it easier to pass as a woman as well. Once you learn how to combine crossdressing and healthy habits, nothing will stop you from achieving the appearance that you want. With that in mind, I’ll give you some tips on how to keep your health habits in touch with your crossdressing needs.
1- Foods that can help you
The first step to follow is, without a doubt, to eat well. According to biology, Men and Women gain weight in opposite areas of the body and it ends up making their bodies slightly different from each other. To help you overcome this situation and complete your transformation in the most convincing way possible, here is a list of foods that can make you lose weight on certain parts of your body and gain weight in others, so your body starts to gain a more feminine shape and your health is improved as well.
-Soy: Rich in Phytoestrogen hormones, Soy and its derivatives are known to be a very feminizing food, and can help your body to gain more feminine aspects. It will help to reduce your body hair and reallocate your natural body fat
-Orange: Oranges contain a considerable amount of vitamin C, and therefore they are guaranteed to help your skin to get softer and smoother, and it tends to increase your lifespan as well so they are super healthy! You can eat them peeled or drink them as orange juice.
-Walnuts: Some studies suggest that walnuts and almonds are useful in reducing your testosterone levels by increasing SHBG, a protein that binds testosterone. Besides that, nuts are really useful for protein gain and minerals, and they can replace carbs on a healthy diet.
-Mint: Peppermint and spearmint are both healthy herbs that affect the testosterone levels directly, causing a considerable decrease in it. Even though they are quite healthy, use them with caution so you don’t mess too much with your hormone balance.
2- Feminization workout
Keeping up in shape does not depend only on your feeding habits, but also on your physical exercise routine. Eating better will grant a nice feminization effect with time, but it will take longer if you do not acquire a workout habit that helps you to become less masculine. With the correct exercises, will you soon be able to notice the results and see some difference in your overall shape and body structure. What you need to keep in mind, however, is that you will mostly want to lose weight in some areas, but also bulk up others, because as i said, women and men gain fat in opposite areas of the body. First of all, avoid bulking up muscles, especially on your arms, and focus on losing weight on these more “masculine” areas. Try to get some improvement on your hourglass figure by thinning your waist naturally, but also making your hips look larger. The most recommended option to do so would be going to a gym and getting help from professionals, but I’m also bringing a list of exercises that can help you on this matter at home.
-Focus on cardio: Running around and even walking can help you with weight loss. Take your time, but give preference for running at faster paces, so you can gain some upper leg muscles while you lose some weight.
-Avoid upper body workout: If you want to get rid of your manly features, like broad shoulders and square chest, you should not train or exercise those areas, because that would highlight those features that you want to conceal. You can, however, lift light weights to lose fat on your arms.
-Squatting: Your lower body is the place that you need to focus. While running can help to thin your waistline, you are still going to need to bulk up your hips and your legs to create some more feminine curves. You can do so by squatting, and it can even help you to increase the size of you buttocks
3- A matter of mental health
All that i said above is valid for your physical health, but you need to take care of your mind as well. Body dysphoria is a real threat for many crossdressers, so you need to be careful with your thoughts. Remember that there are a lot of people in the world, and everybody has its own personal beauty. Both women and men exist in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so learn to accept and love yourself. You don't need to fit perfectly on society’s beauty standards, and they can be also quite surreal sometimes. You are supposed to look just like yourself, not like a photoshopped model. You are already beautiful in your own way, so don't let those standards stop you from crossdressing and from expressing yourself. Just go ahead and do it, and the result will be amazing!