General chatter - Any tips on how not to lose breast size while dieting?




Chubbykins
04-25-2011, 05:07 AM
I've been losing inches a lot during my diet and they pretty much leave equally from everywhere except my biceps :dizzy:
So I lose one inch off my butt and the same happens to my breasts... is there any way to lose only or mostly at the bottom and not the chest?
I am a c-cup as it is and I am slowly melting into a b.
I do a lot of squats and cycling daily so I target my bottom more with excersize, but those inches still come off from everywhere equally.


Nienna
04-25-2011, 05:19 AM
Unfortunately, there's not much you can do about this (unless you just want to stop losing weight altogether). Some people lose a lot of their breasts, others don't; it has to do with the percentage of breast tissue vs. fat in the breasts. On the up side, I've found that mine actually look nicer now that they're largely breast tissue rather than globs of fat that was never meant to be there. Smaller, but nicer.

4star
04-25-2011, 07:33 AM
Mine have gone down slightly. I think most do but usually they stay around the same proportion to the rest of your body. The inches I've lost around them in measuring is more about the bandwidth of the bra b/c that's reduced almost 2 inches, it's only a very small amount off the actual breast.


fitness4life
04-25-2011, 08:58 AM
Nienna is right. You can't spot reduce fat and you can't spot prevent fat loss.

As a flat chested girl myself, I have encouragement for you. One of the things I love the most about being small is that theoretically, smaller breasts' nerve endings are more concentrated - same number of nerves in a smaller space. This means you may feel more sexually aroused at the touch there. IDK, I heard that somewhere once and it rings true for me!

Also, you can build up the pectoral muscle underneath the breast. This makes the breast appear larger (but your breast tissue is actually the same, it's just the muscle underneath pushing the breast tissue from behind). In fact, most of my cleavage is actually relaxed muscle, but who cares! I still look sexy in a v-neck!

Keep up the good work!

alicia89
04-25-2011, 10:53 AM
I feel you Chubbykins. At my highest weight in the 150s I have D-cups but once I get down to the 110s I'm back to B-cups. All I can do is hit a nice lingerie store and shop for some new push up bras!!

eclipse
04-25-2011, 11:20 AM
I think the best way to prevent your breasts from getting smaller while losing weight is to wish really hard that they'll get smaller :lol:. It seems like us ladies that would love to lose a few cup sizes can't seem to drop an oz from the girls (I'm a G cup. 130 lbs ago, I was an H cup. Not a huge difference for that much weight!) and those that want to hang on to every oz lose first there!

niafabo
04-25-2011, 11:48 AM
No way to spot reduce unfortunately a lot of women lose a cup size or two when they lose a lot of weight especially when they aren't that heavy to begin with. I had a ton of weight to lose and I'm still working on it and one of the first things to get smaller was my breasts. I went from a C/D to a solid B but now that my boobs are as small as they are gonna get but my chest its self is still losing I've found myself fitting into a C in a lot of bras again because I'm smaller around. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

aphil
04-25-2011, 11:54 AM
I went from a 40DD to a 34C...and I tell you...I miss my large breasts, but my smaller ones are in proportion to my smaller shoulder frame, small waist, etc. I also wouldn't trade it, because the rest of my body looks so much better...I just figure if I want them to look larger, I'll wear a padded push up bra. :o

dragonlady1978
04-25-2011, 11:54 AM
I hear ya. At my healthy weight I am a C cup. At my heaviest I am a DD. Right now I'm already down to a D.

Sometimes my hubby makes comments about how he doesn't want me to lose my boobs. I am tempted to grab a couple handfuls of flab on my belly and jiggle them in his face asking if he wants to keep that, too.

I'll take the smaller boobs over the huge everything else ANY day. Gigantic boobs attached to a body that is grossly overweight just isn't sexy anyway.

Chubbykins
04-25-2011, 01:19 PM
*sigh* at least the downsides of weightloss are so fewer than the upsides that it is worth it.
I like my breasts atm as they fit exactly into my boyfriend's palm... guess I'll have him grab my smaller bottom in the future instead :D

LLBoldAsLove87
04-25-2011, 01:33 PM
I've suffered from this as well!

I know that some weight training exercises that work your pectoral muscles help to make your breasts perkier ... perhaps the added muscle behind your breast also makes them look bigger? :-/

sept15lija
04-25-2011, 02:38 PM
Yeah I have this same problem...in fact my sister commented at how I'd lost my boobs over easter weekend...well gee, thanks a lot!! Personally, I think they match my smaller body now....and it is what it is, I definitely wouldn't want to have kept the weight to keep my boobs. As other posters have mentioned, the right bra can do wonders!

iaradajnos
04-25-2011, 02:58 PM
I don't have much help for the original question. Folks seem to have covered the topic well so far.

I grew up with mega breasts and had them reduced at age 19 to help my back. I was the rare one who always admired the very small breasted. My male cousin at a family event meanly teased his future wife in front of all of us girl cousins about her losing all her best qualities because she was working out (we trounced him on that one, but I'm sure it couldn't have felt nice).

I still had large breasts because of my weight. I was so excited when they began to shrink after breastfeeding and then as I lost weight.

Now with the new body size, I have strange shapes due to the longtime overweight issues and the surgery. They are wide as saucers with nothing filling them up.

I do weights and pushups during aerobics (mostly for calorie consuming muscles development and keep up bone strength). I think this helps with a better silhouette. The best help for me at this point are the new bras (by Bali) that I recently found.

bellaella
04-25-2011, 03:09 PM
I've suffered from this as well!

I know that some weight training exercises that work your pectoral muscles help to make your breasts perkier ... perhaps the added muscle behind your breast also makes them look bigger? :-/

i was just going to say this..i heard that you can do some pec exercises and it can help to make them LOOK bigger.. maybe makes them stick out more? lol..

MrsMomOrtiz
04-25-2011, 09:08 PM
I'm not sure there is much that can be done with that. But hey, I got plenty to share! I can give ya some to make up for whatever you didn't want to lose! hahaha jk I can't WAIT to see these DD's start to melt away!

Eliana
04-26-2011, 12:41 PM
I think the best way to prevent your breasts from getting smaller while losing weight is to wish really hard that they'll get smaller :lol:. It seems like us ladies that would love to lose a few cup sizes can't seem to drop an oz from the girls (I'm a G cup. 130 lbs ago, I was an H cup. Not a huge difference for that much weight!) and those that want to hang on to every oz lose first there!

:rofl: Yep, yep, yep!! So you mean, all this time I should have been wishing they'd stay big?! That's what I've been doing wrong! :D

beerab
04-26-2011, 01:18 PM
Since I've lost over 40 lbs my breasts have not only decreased in size they have started to sag- it SUCKS.... I wish there was something that could be done (yes I've done the pec exercises and haven't seen much improvement) but I just tell myself once I'm done with my kids I'm getting a boob job as a gift to myself! :)

Gale02
04-27-2011, 04:06 PM
I was so excited when they began to shrink after breastfeeding and then as I lost weight.


LOL, I don't think that breastfeeding causes them to "shrink" so much as "deflate"!!

shcirerf
04-27-2011, 04:35 PM
I would happily donate to the cause!:D

I'm tired of lugging around the DD girls.

XLMuffnTop
04-27-2011, 04:50 PM
LOL, I don't think that breastfeeding causes them to "shrink" so much as "deflate"!!

Amen! Although, mine did shrink a tad. I was pushing 38E befor weaning and now think I may be down to a D or large C. I'll take him deflated and a tad smaller than firm and larger. I can hoist those saggy babies up in a good bra and fit into smaller clothes. With two giant volleyballs on my chest I felt awkward in clothes and it made me look pregnant if not wearing very form fitting clothing because of how everything draped off the mountain peaks.

My husband did use the D word (deflated) the other day and after my shriek he backtracked and stammered and talked about how much he likes them any way he can get them. I tease him constantly about it now. :D Poor guy.

sacha
04-27-2011, 05:57 PM
Mine stayed perfectly the same after BFing. Little A's. DOH! And I totally thought I'd have big boobs when BFing but no, not even when engorged. I drew the short stick didn't I?

goodforme
04-28-2011, 12:46 PM
Mine stayed perfectly the same after BFing. Little A's. DOH! And I totally thought I'd have big boobs when BFing but no, not even when engorged. I drew the short stick didn't I?

Your post reminds me of my friend, who lost a cup size after the birth of each of her 3 children. (Went from a C to little A) She jokes that if she has another she'll have a stupendous rack. . .on her back. :p

Mine have remained the same since 13 when they got to their biggest, DDD. No matter how much I weigh, they stay the same. When I was engorged after the birth of my 1st dd, I went up to an FF. Yikes. Thankfully they shrank back down to their normal again, and while I would LOVE to have a C or so, they have different ideas.

It depends on how much fat vs. how much breast tissue you have, and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it until it happens, so why don't you wait and see? A good bra, surgery if you can afford/are open to it, still beats wearing the fat suit around.

Arctic Mama
04-28-2011, 07:44 PM
I agree with wishing they were smaller. Mine are still I-J cups, depending on the cut of the bra, and even as they shrink my back fat does as well, so the cup size stays the same as I reduce band sizes :lol:

Short of surgery, the boobs do as they please on either side of the scale. I'll take saggy breasts over 100 extra pounds any day, though! My husband still loves them and my babies do, too ;)

ValRock
04-28-2011, 07:47 PM
haha no... Very padded bras? ;). I've gone from huge to borderline ittybittytitty committee.... It could be worse.

oodlesofnoodles
04-28-2011, 10:50 PM
Amen! Although, mine did shrink a tad. I was pushing 38E befor weaning and now think I may be down to a D or large C. I'll take him deflated and a tad smaller than firm and larger. I can hoist those saggy babies up in a good bra and fit into smaller clothes. With two giant volleyballs on my chest I felt awkward in clothes and it made me look pregnant if not wearing very form fitting clothing because of how everything draped off the mountain peaks.

My husband did use the D word (deflated) the other day and after my shriek he backtracked and stammered and talked about how much he likes them any way he can get them. I tease him constantly about it now. :D Poor guy.

Hahahaha x2.

I was going to suggest the only way to stop your boobs from shrinking was to stop losing. Mine have just shrank and started to sag in this long process. It sucks, being only 20 and seeing my friends with perky supple boobs. Damn them! I'm getting a boob job as soon as I can afford it.