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Paleo/keto effect on breast size

Answered on October 14, 2014
Created August 19, 2011 at 3:35 AM

I'm really not trying to be crude here, and I apologize if anyone is offended.

Over the past couple of weeks my diet (normally fairly strict paleo with some primal cheats once in a while) has become even more fat- and meat-centric, and I've upped my intake of saturated fats in particular. I've also worked in a couple of unintentional IF days. I've been paleo/primal for the entirety of 2011, so I'm fairly used to this lifestyle.

And...well, my boobs got enormous. I'm normally a C or thereabouts, and I'm estimating current size to be 34DD at least; I'm just going off of how they don't fit into any of my bras anymore. They used to be DDs years ago, but that was when I was a size 14. Now I'm a 6, and it is...no longer proportional.

What is up with this? Any other ladies notice similar effects? Also, let me say that yes, they normally grow and shrink slightly with my cycle, but this is completely out of sync with the normal (read: recognized over some years) pattern, as well as a more obvious change.

Thanks in advance for any helpful comments!

--EDIT-- So the general details of my diet are as follows. Note I'm not being uber-strict right now with the inclusion of dairy and bacon.

I eat when I feel hunger pangs or as soon thereafter as my schedule (I'm a student) will allow, and not before. My meals are based around eggs (chicken and duck, free-range), meat (mostly ground beef, chicken, pork or whatever looks tasty and cheap at the farmer's market, and all grass-fed or whey-fed in the case of the pork and/or free range) and some fish and shellfish. As noted above, I also have nitrite-free bacon, which I also buy at the farmer's market, a few times a week. It makes me happy.

To that base, I might add some leafy greens or onions, or sometimes make a tomato chili or oyster stew with seaweed. When I make bone broth, I'll add a lot of onions, carrots and celery and then eat the mash (bones removed or crunched up) that remains when I strain it. Other than that, veggies don't make up a big part of my diet.

I don't usually buy fruit because when I do it'll be gone within a few hours. When I do, it's fresh, local and with the knowledge that it is going to be demolished immediately.

I cook in olive oil, coconut oil, schmaltz (chicken fat that is rendered and flavored with onion; I just use what's in the roasting pan when I cook a bird), grass-fed butter and bacon grease for cooking. Usually more than one of those, and a lot of it.

In the mornings I have coffee or tea with powdered goat's milk.

E03cec1985bda5117d6d225edb821fac

(0)

on December 24, 2013
at 11:16 PM

i am a spammer, please ban my ass

584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

(600)

on July 31, 2012
at 07:52 PM

I'm in the same boat

140e2a7ebd23d56038f8b597bab28464

(185)

on May 01, 2012
at 08:03 PM

"Two empty sacks with a rock in the bottom," Oh lordy, that is visual :(

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on May 01, 2012
at 12:35 PM

My breasts increased a couple sizes in my early-mid twenties, and I read that is pretty typical. Could that be what's going on here for some of you?

90059b56fd16d907eb92aeb498205173

(20)

on March 04, 2012
at 10:35 PM

ugh, mine shrunk.. I went from a full C to a B... but you said that your's just recently grew? .. then there is still hope! :D lol

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on January 30, 2012
at 08:15 PM

moobs are tied to E2, aromatase issues and SHBG problems. It is also more difficult to treat the longer its been present.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on January 30, 2012
at 08:12 PM

the best way to balance it is with pregnenolone and progesterone replacement. On the monster MDA thread we have a lady who has had an E2 level of close to 600 move down to 170 with some minor changes. I think to get her optimal she will need the help of a doctor now because she has done all she can as a patient. Its very common these days. Women with high E2 levels carry lots of risks they wont like.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on January 30, 2012
at 12:58 AM

Yeah, I'm with Melissa. Sigh. I get my waist back and lost my boobs.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 29, 2012
at 11:57 PM

the estrogen link makes sense, seems to be the same for males as well. the general knowledge (google knowledge?) is that higher estrogen levels in men can (will?) result in man-boobs

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on January 29, 2012
at 10:52 PM

Good to know I'm estrogen dominant, haha.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on January 29, 2012
at 10:51 PM

Yeah, my boobs got way bigger too, and seem to change size a lot more in relation to my cycle (noticeable swelling/decreasing for fertile/nonfertile times). Hips got a bit bigger, waist got smaller. I think it's probably a hormone sorting-out thing? No saying, but have to say, it doesn't look too bad, haha!

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on January 29, 2012
at 09:53 PM

So would balancing the copper/zinc levels help this if estrogen levels are too high?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on September 25, 2011
at 05:40 PM

women who have a higher insulin response to carbs and who have toward hyperthyroidism have higher estrogen levels.

De65560c40ddb3f27764307ffa504240

on September 25, 2011
at 06:24 AM

Pictures may be helpful in providing a specific diagnosis.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on September 24, 2011
at 09:26 PM

Mine shrank! More accurately, I should say the swelling and inflammation caused by SAD is gone and I have pain-free breasts for the first time in many, many years.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 24, 2011
at 06:50 PM

I uprated just to cancel out the downrate.

2c66c95d8234cf850b1981c9edcd6b4a

(253)

on September 24, 2011
at 06:05 PM

the person who down rated was probably jealous ;)

949d4d02ea7d1abd714cc3347c2c6854

(1021)

on August 30, 2011
at 07:12 PM

This is exactly what happened when I lost 40 lbs.

F2eb9c945a9afb8dfe06e6ea99fcb34b

(213)

on August 30, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Oh man, I am so hoping this is the case for me. I've been paleo for about 2 weeks and definitely don't need these things any bigger.

D69d10c3b22d75b09a12f0ebfc7c61b9

(230)

on August 25, 2011
at 07:57 PM

This is how mine look too :( I'm 5'5" was 210 lbs at my heaviest, now am 148 lbs and still losing, and I am so sad that I no longer have nice shapely round boobs. Alas. But they have stayed proportional. They're the same size they were when I was this size before....just....saggy :(

5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

(450)

on August 22, 2011
at 11:30 PM

i WISH this happened to me...

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on August 20, 2011
at 02:14 PM

I agree with Travis. Could you please email your diet to my GF for, er..., scientific analysis?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on August 20, 2011
at 02:22 AM

Glad I am not estrogen-dominant!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on August 19, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Yes over at MDA the women have reported this and a lot more.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on August 19, 2011
at 06:39 PM

i'm here to support you.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on August 19, 2011
at 05:40 PM

I dunno, Joey. I have hips like whoa and the fat deposits to prove it, but it still seems like my boobs are accumulating all the weight this go around. :P

Medium avatar

(39831)

on August 19, 2011
at 03:34 PM

You ought to elucidate all of the details of your diet so that, uh, more people may, er, benefit from this discovery.

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:35 PM

Somebody downrated this? Where is the sense of humor?

284a44dca206b50fd28c8a8e3dc94948

(75)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:30 PM

Ditto what esque said, I'd love to hear more about this.

284a44dca206b50fd28c8a8e3dc94948

(75)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:29 PM

Fonda, I stopped my BC meds about 4 years ago, so I doubt this is due to that (although yeah, that messes with your body like yeah whoa for a LONG time). I'm waiting a little longer to see if this actually stays and isn't really just cyclic. But if it's not, then dang, my inner Grokette is a bombshell! :D Melissa, just know that pretty much all bodacious ladies are insanely jealous of you, at least sometimes (if not all the time). Plus, I take my style cues from Jean Seberg, and it's hard to be a gamine with...these. Jared: you're welcome :)

284a44dca206b50fd28c8a8e3dc94948

(75)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:19 PM

Ditto on the squats, but the best move I found specifically for a nice round butt is kettlebell swings. Yeah, I know Tim Ferriss is a little bit insane, but for that at least he knows his stuff. Russian swings (only to face-height) are fine for just booty work; American ones (overhead) will get your upper body more involved. I actually haven't been able to do any swings (although I can squat) for the last month and a half because of shoulder surgery, and I'm definitely noticing a difference.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 19, 2011
at 01:15 PM

Woah.. that's interesting! Hmm.. I will admit that it would be kind of fun if mine went up, just to experience being a little bigger, but have remained a 32C the whole time. Totally agree with wearing a good fitted bra, tho. If you can go to a reputable place and get a fitting appt. They're amazing and you'll get into something that might make them less uncomfortable.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:09 PM

And thank goodness for that! :)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 19, 2011
at 01:05 PM

so unfair :( I got shrinkage too

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 19, 2011
at 01:05 PM

mine went from a C to an A :(

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:04 PM

On the plus side, you just indirectly caused a short term increase in testosterone production of males who visit this site. Kudos!

Ee7c5b7b9d4cd48d61dc259e6966a725

(90)

on August 19, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Have boobs to spare but my butt is getting a bit flat :-(

Ee7c5b7b9d4cd48d61dc259e6966a725

(90)

on August 19, 2011
at 12:52 PM

Really interesting, any links where we can read more on that?

669790861549f3c6d54d88a65296ed19

(452)

on August 19, 2011
at 11:39 AM

I actually need to gain some bodyfat and I'd actually love for it to all go to my breasts!But it's my fear it will more go to my belly since all my fatcells used to be centered around the abdomen.:(

669790861549f3c6d54d88a65296ed19

(452)

on August 19, 2011
at 11:37 AM

That happened with me too.Actually always had quite a flat @ss and virtually no boobs,yet while having big fat tummy&lovehandles no matter how much I worked out! It's an hormonal imbalance,probably the adrenals.

3fe2bf1367970868757ddf7ed7c62531

(817)

on August 19, 2011
at 06:33 AM

I have been terrified mine would shrink, so this is nice to hear! Have you come of any meds like BC or such.. I hear that can be a factor. Sounds though that your just getting back to your primal body! Do get a bra that fits, no need to be uncomfortable with them.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on August 19, 2011
at 05:21 AM

One word: Squats. Srs business.

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

(614)

on August 19, 2011
at 05:19 AM

Me, too! (all of the above)

284a44dca206b50fd28c8a8e3dc94948

(75)

on August 19, 2011
at 04:00 AM

Thanks Dragonfly! I'll definitely check it out.

284a44dca206b50fd28c8a8e3dc94948

(75)

on August 19, 2011
at 03:59 AM

Good to know I'm not alone in this! :)

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on August 19, 2011
at 12:02 PM

Once leptin sensitivity is regained you become very sensitive to your sex steroid hormones again. Breast tissue is loaded with receptors. If you're estrogen dominant you will experience breast growth and if youre not you wont

Ee7c5b7b9d4cd48d61dc259e6966a725

(90)

on August 19, 2011
at 12:52 PM

Really interesting, any links where we can read more on that?

284a44dca206b50fd28c8a8e3dc94948

(75)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:30 PM

Ditto what esque said, I'd love to hear more about this.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on August 20, 2011
at 02:22 AM

Glad I am not estrogen-dominant!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on September 25, 2011
at 05:40 PM

women who have a higher insulin response to carbs and who have toward hyperthyroidism have higher estrogen levels.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on January 29, 2012
at 09:53 PM

So would balancing the copper/zinc levels help this if estrogen levels are too high?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on January 30, 2012
at 08:15 PM

moobs are tied to E2, aromatase issues and SHBG problems. It is also more difficult to treat the longer its been present.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 29, 2012
at 11:57 PM

the estrogen link makes sense, seems to be the same for males as well. the general knowledge (google knowledge?) is that higher estrogen levels in men can (will?) result in man-boobs

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on January 29, 2012
at 10:52 PM

Good to know I'm estrogen dominant, haha.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on January 30, 2012
at 08:12 PM

the best way to balance it is with pregnenolone and progesterone replacement. On the monster MDA thread we have a lady who has had an E2 level of close to 600 move down to 170 with some minor changes. I think to get her optimal she will need the help of a doctor now because she has done all she can as a patient. Its very common these days. Women with high E2 levels carry lots of risks they wont like.

12
226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on August 19, 2011
at 03:45 AM

My boobs ballooned as well!

5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

(450)

on August 22, 2011
at 11:30 PM

i WISH this happened to me...

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:35 PM

Somebody downrated this? Where is the sense of humor?

284a44dca206b50fd28c8a8e3dc94948

(75)

on August 19, 2011
at 03:59 AM

Good to know I'm not alone in this! :)

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on August 19, 2011
at 06:39 PM

i'm here to support you.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 24, 2011
at 06:50 PM

I uprated just to cancel out the downrate.

2c66c95d8234cf850b1981c9edcd6b4a

(253)

on September 24, 2011
at 06:05 PM

the person who down rated was probably jealous ;)

7
Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on August 19, 2011
at 03:48 AM

Over on MDA there was a thread with lots of women reporting similar results. I don't happen to be one of them, lol!

284a44dca206b50fd28c8a8e3dc94948

(75)

on August 19, 2011
at 04:00 AM

Thanks Dragonfly! I'll definitely check it out.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on August 19, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Yes over at MDA the women have reported this and a lot more.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 19, 2011
at 01:05 PM

so unfair :( I got shrinkage too

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on January 30, 2012
at 12:58 AM

Yeah, I'm with Melissa. Sigh. I get my waist back and lost my boobs.

4
B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

on August 19, 2011
at 07:14 AM

Am I missing something here? This weight loss is making mine look like two empty sacks with a rock in the bottom. I can't imagine you guys are eating a lot of meats full of hormones though so what gives?

D69d10c3b22d75b09a12f0ebfc7c61b9

(230)

on August 25, 2011
at 07:57 PM

This is how mine look too :( I'm 5'5" was 210 lbs at my heaviest, now am 148 lbs and still losing, and I am so sad that I no longer have nice shapely round boobs. Alas. But they have stayed proportional. They're the same size they were when I was this size before....just....saggy :(

949d4d02ea7d1abd714cc3347c2c6854

(1021)

on August 30, 2011
at 07:12 PM

This is exactly what happened when I lost 40 lbs.

140e2a7ebd23d56038f8b597bab28464

(185)

on May 01, 2012
at 08:03 PM

"Two empty sacks with a rock in the bottom," Oh lordy, that is visual :(

584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

(600)

on July 31, 2012
at 07:52 PM

I'm in the same boat

3
74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on August 19, 2011
at 06:42 AM

Dude. Mine too. I'm glad you mentioned this because I thought I was going crazy. Yeah, I've gained a couple pounds...but it looks like it's all in my bra. >.<

669790861549f3c6d54d88a65296ed19

(452)

on August 19, 2011
at 11:39 AM

I actually need to gain some bodyfat and I'd actually love for it to all go to my breasts!But it's my fear it will more go to my belly since all my fatcells used to be centered around the abdomen.:(

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on August 19, 2011
at 05:40 PM

I dunno, Joey. I have hips like whoa and the fat deposits to prove it, but it still seems like my boobs are accumulating all the weight this go around. :P

3
002d074ab094fefc344bf0d1f36091ec

on August 19, 2011
at 04:01 AM

I am not one of them, either. In fact, quite the opposite has happened. I've lost significantly everywhere but my midsection. Not only are my bra's gaping, but I'm now suffering from pancake-arse, too. Hopefully it won't look so flat once the rest of me catches up. :)

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

(614)

on August 19, 2011
at 05:19 AM

Me, too! (all of the above)

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on August 19, 2011
at 05:21 AM

One word: Squats. Srs business.

669790861549f3c6d54d88a65296ed19

(452)

on August 19, 2011
at 11:37 AM

That happened with me too.Actually always had quite a flat @ss and virtually no boobs,yet while having big fat tummy&lovehandles no matter how much I worked out! It's an hormonal imbalance,probably the adrenals.

284a44dca206b50fd28c8a8e3dc94948

(75)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:19 PM

Ditto on the squats, but the best move I found specifically for a nice round butt is kettlebell swings. Yeah, I know Tim Ferriss is a little bit insane, but for that at least he knows his stuff. Russian swings (only to face-height) are fine for just booty work; American ones (overhead) will get your upper body more involved. I actually haven't been able to do any swings (although I can squat) for the last month and a half because of shoulder surgery, and I'm definitely noticing a difference.

Ee7c5b7b9d4cd48d61dc259e6966a725

(90)

on August 19, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Have boobs to spare but my butt is getting a bit flat :-(

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D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on March 04, 2012
at 08:35 PM

I think it is clear, this discussion can't go much further without photos.

You know, I'm just trying to keep this evidence-based! Bringing a little "Mat the Kraken" to the conversation, don't want any Paleowoo now. ;)

2
93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

(2936)

on September 24, 2011
at 09:41 PM

This is all very interesting, but we want pictures, please.

2
78972387772c994caa78513a83978437

on August 30, 2011
at 07:17 PM

Uh, you can give me some if you don't want them...

2
5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Yet it has the opposite effect on moobs!

Go figure!

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:09 PM

And thank goodness for that! :)

1
Fd5b9a0abe0a0986a0507c0320fe7e38

on July 31, 2012
at 03:01 PM

I am considering this diet JUST because I am so flat chested and I have heard that this might be a good diet to give me better proportions. I am 5'11, 150 lbs, not exactly skinny, but I'm pretty happy with my figure - except for the part where I can still wear training bras. I'm not totally flat, a good push-up bra will usually do the trick, but I get really insecure when I'm naked.

Is trying this diet a good idea, or is there really no way to know?

1
24df4e0d0e7ce98963d4641fae1a60e5

on May 01, 2012
at 05:10 PM

I was always your classic pear shaped gal. Up and down the scale forever got to 40C down to 32B(-), and always a size or two smaller on top than on bottom. After first LC weight loss, I did lose boobs, but to 34C which would normally have correlated with size 10 or 12 pants ... I was in 8's at the time. Gained a ton and up to 40D (full figure cut), lost a ton and down to 36D (regular cut) wearing size 12 pants. Gained that back and up to 40 perhaps 42D (again full figure). Lost about 100 lbs, boobs went nowhere and I think they got bigger as I was maintaining. Wear size 10 pants, 36D bra has to be full figure cut in only one or two brands. Regular cut bras don't even fit me, but if I could get them to at least "fit" I'd be 36DD or E?

I must say, this and the shift of excess weight to abdomen vs. thighs are two of my big concerns over the longterm healthfulness of low carb eating. Thankfully paleo/real food isn't synonymous with LC.

1
9beda76f4e91faedc8fa70ecdc01251e

(298)

on May 01, 2012
at 04:04 PM

No change here, still 34DD. Wishing I could get rid of a couple cup sizes, actually. They are a pain in the *&^%$, can never wear a nice pretty bra, always a serious Title9 one. Would gladly give a cup size to those who want more...if only it were that easy!

1
Eead82aa93bbcdada0bcd817d0952e58

(214)

on May 01, 2012
at 12:21 PM

glad I found this thread- whenever I was on low-fat, even when low carb, diets my breasts would absolutely deflate to nothing which, with my very athletic/mesomorphic build can look mannish (i.e. I have a big back so cups would be mostly air). However, at a lower weight since adding fats back in (so actually doing low carb as opposed to psmf) I have found my breasts to be a great full size without gaining weight which is when they usually increase. I am looking to lean out still, but that is more vanity as I am happy where I am at now. I am also hoping that this is a sign that my hormones may be correcting and that I may actually get AF.

1
7b82533629343af477cf5578d1890e68

on March 04, 2012
at 07:30 PM

I have been paleo for one month now, and thought I was pregnant when my breast grew from a small A cup to a full B! At this point I know that I am not pregnant, and have gone from 5'4" 150lb to 143lb. For my workouts I go for long walks with my 3 year old. Nothing crazy, which is the fantastic part of this lifestyle.

1
3a05cb31ad89208670612a6fc113ce8a

on September 24, 2011
at 04:46 PM

I've been paleo for 4 months now and my boobs grew from a small B to a full C! I've also been taking a lot of plant protein supplements and fiber, which seemed to help.

1
0e2772604bdb3627525b42d77340538b

on August 19, 2011
at 11:43 AM

Lost 35 lbs, kept boobs.

1
Ab566019baa884ec9e3327c108586ff8

(1055)

on August 19, 2011
at 10:43 AM

I wish I could say the same.... Two kids and weight gain streched them out and now paleo has taken them back... The results...not so pretty.....

0
D15263b684d941e49cb11cae0c8fa58f

on October 14, 2014
at 04:40 AM

The people whose breasts have grown- are you all eating lots of cheese?

0
A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on December 25, 2013
at 02:20 AM

I've been eating VLC and even though the kemmerspeck from Finals week has been melting right off, my boobs seel to have grown. None of my bras fit!

0
3b3359e532cd9f31ef53fae065ddae4a

on September 04, 2013
at 02:17 PM

Absolutely, I too had this experience.

I remember when I used to be a runner and eat plenty of carbs, never wanting to build muscle but be model skinny my boobs shrunk to one third of their teenage size.

Then, I started bodybuilding, stopped running and eventually became keto-adapted, no carbs, but protein, fat and vegetables only and my boobs have ballooned back to teenager days. My entire body has become more feminine in shape. Bigger boobs like Salma Hayek style, small waist still, and somehow more shapely hips and thighs but still slim. I look like I have bigger hips because of the hourglass exaggeration. I can't have grown bone to make hips, but the curves are there and I am lean. The effect is dramatically different.

My theory is being in ketosis is the body's natural state. My hormones are balanced as nature intended so my body is manifesting as nature intended.

Huge improvement overall if you aspire to femininity.

I am not the only to notice. Others have asked me if I got a boob job.

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on August 05, 2013
at 10:36 PM

the EXACT same thing happened to me!! lost overall weight and leaned out on keto, but very unnecessarily went from a 32E to a 28-30GG :/ now, i've had my sex hormones tested a few times this year and every time everything was 100% normal except my testosterone, which was only about 1/3rd of what the low value for women should be. it's improved a bit the last couple months but it's still low. not sure if there's a connection, or what your levels are like, but it might be worth looking into

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on August 05, 2013
at 08:10 AM

Cut the cheese. If I eat it it literally hurts my breasts. This year 2013 a link between cheese and breast cancer was suggested and that fits with my own feelings.

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on December 28, 2012
at 03:59 AM

keto totally made my boobs huge the first week but it also induced a period, which was the first one in almost three years they are definitely less swollen now that my moon has passed, but still huge and heavy

so, in my case, i feel as though it has to be somewhat hormonal. i feel like my body is coming back into balance hormonally since it isnt having to deal with blood sugar swings and insulin (i am super sensitive to carbs/sugars)....definitely feeling kinda awkward and puberty at almost 30

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on July 31, 2012
at 07:37 PM

Makes sense in theory since more sat. fat and more dietary cholesterol leads to more hormones. Increase estrogen and progesterone (especially estrogen in my experience) makes breasts fuller.

Yours grew a ton though.

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(1478)

on May 01, 2012
at 03:53 PM

I love how all the guys on the site want you to post pictures. Kinda creepy but I guess they can't control their primal instincts to spread their DNA.

For me it's hard to say because I was breast feeding when starting paleo. I was a 34 B before having kids, but grew to a DD while breast feeding and now down to a full C after I stopped. I have gotten comments my boobs look bigger, but I think it is an optical illusion because my waist got smaller so they look bigger.

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on May 01, 2012
at 02:02 PM

I've put on weight since starting paleo. I'll admit, I kind of needed to. It bypassed every section of my body except my butt and breasts. I'm uncomfortable with the gain, but pleased with the landing...?

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on January 29, 2012
at 08:58 PM

Hi!! I'm sorry this is SO late, but I was wondering what kind of exercise you do.

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on September 24, 2011
at 08:32 PM

I started on the pill and went paleo around the same time so it's hard to know which is responsible. I had assumed that it was the pill that was responsible but maybe not. I didn't experience growth as dramatic as yours though!

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on September 24, 2011
at 06:15 PM

I haven't lost a lot of weight yet on paleo (5' 6" about 150 lbs ...but I try not to weight myself cause its too easy to get OBSESSED) but recently I started a weight training program and have tightened up A LOT and usually when I start any sort of exercise regimen, the boobs are the first to go. But not since I started Paleo,working out has only made everything else better, which is awesome. I don't want them to get any bigger though... They get in the way now as it is!

Wondering, although diet is a factor, what your exercise looks like. I wonder if eliminating the "chronic cardio", as it is referred to often on this site, keeps the boobs where they are at.

-edit- I also did switch to an IUD birth control so that really does augment my answer... It may be maintaining my breast tissue more than just diet. So many factors to boobs! Who knew?!

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on August 30, 2011
at 07:11 PM

I haven't noticed any particular effect from Paleo. I will say, however, that losing 40 lbs (before going Paleo) did have a very sad flattening effect. I decided to put 5 lbs back on, and I look better that way. Maybe quitting bc would help, but I'm not ready to take that step yet.

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on August 30, 2011
at 06:22 PM

My breasts are always tiny but they got a little bigger as soon as I started eating paleo. I've lost most of the weight I gained eating paleo in the last 4 months due to emotional distress, but I didn't lose an ounce in my chest, which is both awesome and unprecedented.

I haven't been in ketosis for a long time though. I eat tons of saturated fat (lots of heavy cream).

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on August 19, 2011
at 05:03 PM

Alas, it was the opposite for me. I dropped four bra cup sizes in my first three paleo months.

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(213)

on August 30, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Oh man, I am so hoping this is the case for me. I've been paleo for about 2 weeks and definitely don't need these things any bigger.

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:42 AM

every body is different. my experience is that I overall lowered body fat and put on more muscle, but at the same time I've been keeping my curves! since boobs are basically fat tissue, it seems logical that you gain weight in that section when you eat a lot ( and I mean, A LOT) more saturated fats.

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