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Girls: Trying to lose weight but not my breasts :P

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 27, 2012 at 5:07 AM

Ladies! I was wondering:

  1. If you've lost a good amount of weight on paleo, have you lost much in your breasts?
  2. If you haven't, what's your secret?
  3. Any tips you have on this subject?

I really like mine just the way they are! Hahaha :)

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on December 24, 2013
at 11:20 PM

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 21, 2012
at 11:45 PM

Tell her to hit the gym and Deadlift her ass off. My wife has 38H (that's 37.5 around ribs and 49 around breasts) and had problems. Adding deadlifts and squats got her hips straightened out and her back problems are gone.

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on September 21, 2012
at 11:42 PM

Reminds me of GoodEats and making lemon frosting with avocados

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:40 PM

Another thing you might consider is chocolate pudding made with avocados. Sounds *totally* gross, but has little to no avocado taste!! There are a lot of recipes you can look up, but the most common ingredients list includes an avocado, a banana, cocoa, coconut or dairy milk, and sometimes vanilla extract. I would recommend mixing it with a blender or food processor; if you mash it by hand, you'll probably end up with lots of unwanted chunks of avocado.

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:35 PM

I used to love avocados, eating one or two straight every day... But a year later, I have lost a lot of taste for them. I usually mix a full avocado (but I know that's a lot, so try half if it's too much) with 3 or 4 scrambled eggs. I put that in two tortillas, or scoop it out of a bowl with organic tortilla or sweet potato chips. Not 100% paleo, but the tortilla is negligible compared to how much egg/avocado you're getting. It's the only way I've found to completely mask the flavor of the avocado, but straight eggs/avocado isn't too bad, especially if you season the eggs.

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on August 25, 2012
at 07:07 PM

Any tips on including avocado in the diet? I would love to try this but I'm going to have a hard time eating a whole avocado per day because I really don't like them! I really hate guac- especially since I don't eat chips because they aren't paleo

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on August 25, 2012
at 07:05 PM

Thanks for asking this! When I loose weight, my boobs are the first thing to go. Right now I'm a 34C. Will shrink to a little less than a B if I loose 8 pounds :(

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on August 25, 2012
at 06:37 PM

My boobs shrink like crazy when I loose weight. I'm a 34C right now, but if I loose 8 pounds I'll shrink to barely a B. I hate avocados, but maybe they'll save my boobs :)

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on June 29, 2012
at 10:37 PM

I eat an avocado everyday, too. I have lost close to 45 LB and they have stayed about the same. Maybe you are on to something.

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on June 27, 2012
at 03:27 PM

you would be surprised what push ups and strength training can do to combat an, um, loss of volume from fat loss. that's my tip!

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on June 27, 2012
at 01:59 PM

Oh man.. sorry but what Lyndsie says pertains to me as well. I've been the same size, 32C since I was 15 and over the years being a competitive swimmer, then running, CrossFit, et al., my body has shifted but never the girls.

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on June 27, 2012
at 05:45 AM

Yea, sadly this is something dictated by genetics. You breasts are made up of fat and mammary glads mostly, and that ratio will determine how large your breast stay. I had large breasts before I gained weight, thus as I'm loosing weight my breast volume isn't changing much, and if your breast size changed for the bigger with weight gain over the years, it is likely you will loose size as you loose fat.

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on June 27, 2012
at 05:15 AM

Oh geez. Good luck with this one!

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B885dc10c6263f5a4492205d50560bee

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on June 29, 2012
at 02:47 PM

Since no one has really said anything about keeping the ladies big, my secret is avocados! Whether I work out or not, I eat an avocado a day and, luckily, I've been able to keep my boobs from deflating. :)

It's also worth it to note that just by eating avocados, I went from a medium 32C to a full 32D. Given the 32 band size means the C/D difference isn't incredibly massive (compared to what anyone with a 36 or 38 or more would have), but it was a huuuge difference to me. Only avocados seem to work; no amount of butter, coconut oil, etc. keeps the weight there, but that could be different for anyone else.

Another recommendation would be to include push-ups and other upper-body/chest-building exercises. Even if your boobs get a little smaller on paleo, builing up the muscles will have them sitting higher and fuller!

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on June 29, 2012
at 10:37 PM

I eat an avocado everyday, too. I have lost close to 45 LB and they have stayed about the same. Maybe you are on to something.

B885dc10c6263f5a4492205d50560bee

(401)

on August 26, 2012
at 03:40 PM

Another thing you might consider is chocolate pudding made with avocados. Sounds *totally* gross, but has little to no avocado taste!! There are a lot of recipes you can look up, but the most common ingredients list includes an avocado, a banana, cocoa, coconut or dairy milk, and sometimes vanilla extract. I would recommend mixing it with a blender or food processor; if you mash it by hand, you'll probably end up with lots of unwanted chunks of avocado.

Medium avatar

(2169)

on August 25, 2012
at 07:07 PM

Any tips on including avocado in the diet? I would love to try this but I'm going to have a hard time eating a whole avocado per day because I really don't like them! I really hate guac- especially since I don't eat chips because they aren't paleo

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(2169)

on August 25, 2012
at 06:37 PM

My boobs shrink like crazy when I loose weight. I'm a 34C right now, but if I loose 8 pounds I'll shrink to barely a B. I hate avocados, but maybe they'll save my boobs :)

B885dc10c6263f5a4492205d50560bee

(401)

on August 26, 2012
at 03:35 PM

I used to love avocados, eating one or two straight every day... But a year later, I have lost a lot of taste for them. I usually mix a full avocado (but I know that's a lot, so try half if it's too much) with 3 or 4 scrambled eggs. I put that in two tortillas, or scoop it out of a bowl with organic tortilla or sweet potato chips. Not 100% paleo, but the tortilla is negligible compared to how much egg/avocado you're getting. It's the only way I've found to completely mask the flavor of the avocado, but straight eggs/avocado isn't too bad, especially if you season the eggs.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 21, 2012
at 11:42 PM

Reminds me of GoodEats and making lemon frosting with avocados

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on June 27, 2012
at 07:20 AM

Yeah, good luck! The first place I lose weight is my boobs. I think you're just going to have to buy a push-up bra and be happy that you're reducing your BMI ;)

I'm a B-cup, my sister has something insane like double-Gs (she's tiny, 5"0 tall) and has terrible back pain because of it. I'll stick with my Bs and be grateful for it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 21, 2012
at 11:45 PM

Tell her to hit the gym and Deadlift her ass off. My wife has 38H (that's 37.5 around ribs and 49 around breasts) and had problems. Adding deadlifts and squats got her hips straightened out and her back problems are gone.

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on June 27, 2012
at 02:00 PM

You don't get to choose where the fat is lost. It's all about genetics and body composition. If, as you gained weight, your breasts got bigger, you will likely lose them as you lose the weight.

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on June 27, 2012
at 05:54 AM

It doesn't really work that way... Lucky for me, I'm okay with my boobs being any size!

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on June 27, 2012
at 03:10 PM

I lost fat everywhere. My proportions are all exactly the same although everything is smaller.

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on June 27, 2012
at 11:48 AM

I wish that with Paleo this doesn't happen to me-as with all diets out there-that's where I lost a lot of my inches and went from C to B. Sucks that my arms (hereditary) are fat, so I don't look good either.

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on June 27, 2012
at 10:37 AM

went from a full c, to a barely b in last paleo year. but honestly didnt have big breasts when i was young.....so it was the first thing i lost. sad in a way... but they look healthier now

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on April 17, 2014
at 06:56 PM

Usually when I loose weight my upper body and limbs first ie arms legs and breasts goes first my belly goes last..., this time I am trying to loose weight eating raw diet (fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds) and I am suprised!! My belly and waist line is shrinking faster, I have moved from size 16 to 12 in the last 6 months but maintained my D cup and my breasts looks firner

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on January 19, 2013
at 07:11 AM

I'm afraid there's not a whole lot you can do here. I'm well endowed on top and ast my skinniest (5'4" and 125 lbs) I lost a cup size I went down from a D to a C. It was the first and only place I lost fat from (why couldn't it have been from my arms or lower abs or inner thighs? sob sob). I suppose you could build your pectoral muscles, but losing your boobs is inevitable :(

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on October 02, 2012
at 10:26 PM

I wish this would happen to me!! I've gone on the pill twice, and both times my breasts have grown like crazy - and they weren't small to begin with! Ejay has good advice, I'm now a 32g.

Even when I was unhealthily underweight due to thyroid/gut issues, I just lost band sizes, not cup sizes...I was down to a 28gg (from 32f).

I didn't know it was common to drop weight from your breasts too...I guess you learn something new every day :)

This shouldn't be seen as a negative thing - if your breasts shrink in proportion to the rest of you, you will still be the SAME cup size. YES, you should be fitted properly and be DROPPING BAND SIZES TOO if you are losing weight. Most people carry extra fat on their back/tummy which will effect the band size quite a bit. And most people wear bands that are too loose to begin with :P

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on September 21, 2012
at 11:25 PM

I am 28FF or 26G and that is not as huge as it sounds! (UK) get yourselves measured properly, even if you think you have been done properly in a department store.

I do not have back pain, or red marks on my shoulders any more =) on top of that, your boobs will thankyou!

Do not add inches to your underbust measurement as it skews the cup measurement! I thought myself a 32D, but my underbust measurement (ribcage) is actually 27. I'm not skinny by anymeans. Recalculated, my measurement is 28ff or 26G. These sizes do indeed exist, i direct you to Brastop, Largecuplingerie and Bravissimo.

http://dimpseybrafit.blogspot.co.uk/p/fitting-guide.html I wrote this as a simple guide with pictures.

Hope this helps =) i hate hearing about ladies who stress about their 'big painful bosoms' because its simply not the case if your fitted truly correctly. x

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on August 25, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Guess I am one of the lucky ones. I've lost about 15 lbs doing Primal. However, that does mean I eat full fat dairy. I've found that by keeping my fat intake pretty high, I get to keep my 34DDD's.

to tell you the truth, though, I wouldn't mind going down a cup size. The grass is always greener on the other side I suppose.

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on August 25, 2012
at 08:56 PM

When I lose weight, I definitely lose the boobs. So far, this is just how it works. BUT, as I've recently lost weight one benefit that I've noticed is that my smaller boobs are now actually symmetrical. At a heavier weight, they look weirdly mis-matched. The symmetry looks healthier and more attractive to me even if I've shifted from something of a C-cup to the small side of B-cup. Also, having a flatter stomach makes the b's look better by contrast, and as I feel better, healthier, more energetic, lighter on my feet and more confident, it's a trade-off I'm willing to accept.

I just wish that there weren't plastic women with the cellophane chests installed because I think these women are the reason many of us sadly feel less-than-adequate at a healthy weight. We and the men that surround us have had our occipital lobes reprogrammed to expect low BF% with big boobs, and it just usually doesn't work that way. Shame.

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on August 25, 2012
at 08:05 PM

I've been waiting to release the results of my n=1 study to my paleo lady friends...

...but preliminary findings of my 4-week-long kefir study indicate that my consumption of ~16oz (sometimes 24oz) raw milk kefir daily has helped the ladies come back! I'm a little excited about this admittedly unsubstantiated health claim.

When I started paleo awhile back I was a 38/36C, then went down and have maintained a steady 34C for quite some time. But measurements over the last week or so have me holding strong at 35! I NOTICE THAT INCH! Of course I had to suffer through the first couple days of bloat / gassiness as I got used to consuming kefir, but now I'm thriving on it.

So in short, kefir (for me):

  • +1" boobs
  • No bloat or grossness from dairy that I used to experience
  • No layer of belly fat that I used to associate with dairy consumption

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on August 25, 2012
at 08:01 PM

At 195 lbs I was a 36DD.

When I dieted down to 135 lbs on Pritikin/Ornish (10% fat, high carb), I shrunk down to a 34B at ~40 yrs old; I hadn't been that small since I was ~13.5 yrs old. It was one of the reasons I started to regain.

Having lost and now maintaining on a high fat (65-75%) very low carb (<10%) paleo diet, at 136 lbs I am a 34D, and I'm 57 and not on any hormone replacement.

So in my case, not shying away from fat seemed to preserve the girls better than any other diet.

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on August 25, 2012
at 07:54 PM

OK, my results may differ, as in the middle of becoming paleo I had two babies (and nursed!) in two years. my youngest is almost 10 months old (and weaned onto hypoallergenic formula thanks to a combo of allergic to everything/no suckle reflex=no supply)

my breasts were D's before I got pregnant the first time (I'm 5'10" so they've never looked "huge") and I just got professionally sized (at a REAL bra store, NOT Victoria's Secret!) and

SHOCKER OF MY LIFE

I'M A 32FF

THIRTY-TWO. FF.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT SIZE EXISTED.

now, this is IN SPITE of going from 251 (highest pregnancy weight) to 169 in the months since my son was born. I asked my husband and he agrees, that "it must be the good fats"!! So ladies, keep up the fats!

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on August 25, 2012
at 07:36 PM

My opinion is you should lose the weight, enjoy the increased health and confidence (good posture and attitute > bad posture + boobs), and worry about anything else only if it becomes a problem.

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on August 25, 2012
at 06:15 PM

sorry but I don't think you get to choose. I loose in my face first followed by my boobs. I'm actually ok with my boobs being ALMOST any size within reason. When I loose fat and gain lean muscle mass my confidence goes through the roof. I find that my attitude and the swagger in my step more than make up for any one body part. Guys either dig it or they don't (all worth having do.) Plus growing up I saw my sister with huge boobs and all the BS that goes with them..no thanks not for me.

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on June 29, 2012
at 01:43 PM

Yeah, sorry to say but just as there is no way to lose fat from specific areas, there's no way to keep it there! I guess upping your chest training could help push them out a little, but overall you just have to compare how you feel being leaner overall to having bigger boobs.

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on June 29, 2012
at 08:13 AM

I lost about 10 lbs but went down by a full cup size. I've been thinner than I am now, but my breasts where bigger when I wasn't paleo. I imagine it was an inflammation issue. In the month where I reintroduced wheat/gluten after avoiding them for about two months, I noticed that my breasts swelled in the week before my period to nearly their former fullness. Otherwise, they're just smaller. When it comes down to vanity, my choice is to eat crap and have fuller breasts along with a bloated belly, or to eat well and have a deflated chest and more flat tummy.

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on June 29, 2012
at 07:50 AM

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