I’m 5’1 and 127 lbs. My body is not at all proportionate. My top half is ‘well call it fuller than my lower half’. At 19, my breasts are a size 38C. You can say they are driving me insane. I have just recently started a diet and exercise program to help me achieve my goal weight (Somewhere about 115lbs) I was wondering if you thought that was a significant amount of weight for it to be possible that my bust size might also decrease?
Hey Kayla – first, to answer your question – I’d say Yes, I think you should certainly see a reduction in the size of your breasts. Breast tissue is mostly fat, and when you lose fat, you don’t lose it from any specific area of your body, but you lose it from everywhere. See a previous writeup on Spot Reduction being a myth HERE.
When you begin to lose weight, it will be proportional, which means that the weight comes
off pretty evenly throughout your body – breasts included. By the way.. your breasts do not stop fully developing until you’re 20 – 21 years old.. so there’s still time for change, naturally.
Have a healthy eating plan before you start dieting and eat well. Starving yourself & skipping meals is a big no-no as it will only be counterproductive. I express my concern because you’re only 19, and already, you’re concerned with diets. Are you having trouble with your weight or is it just your bust size that you’re unhappy about? There’s a big difference in dieting and eating healthy.
Anyway Kayla, I am always in favour of eating healthy and regular exercise. I believe it sets you up for success and is a great way to live your life, while taking care of your body – and you’re getting a head start! Weight training will be an important part of your exercise routine and will make your breasts look a lot uhmmm… perkier! ;)
There is nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight if it is to feel better and acquire a healthier lifestyle. Peer pressure and the media can be hard not to listen to. Attitudes about breast size are often influenced by fashion too. From a health perspective, there is no ideal breast size. Breast size bears no relationship to breast cancer or the ability to nurse a baby. All I’d like to say is to be confident in yourself and your body – and it will open up more doors than you can imagine! It’s happened to me, and it can happen to you too.
Your friend and coach,