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Ways to increase breast size on Paleo?

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Created November 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I'm wondering if there is something up with my hormones, because I went on birth control at 17 (still on it) and my breasts got bigger immediately, but over the past few years they've kind of gone back down to their original size. I'm fine with that, but I don't want them getting totally flat.

Anyway I am starting paleo and I hear that it's possible for your breasts to be the area that puts on weight first/loses last. Any tips? I'm not expecting a miracle, as long as my size is stabilized I'm fine. Did anyone hear notice the breasts disproportionately getting SMALLER after paleo? (like the body stays the same, the boobs get way smaller)

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0 · December 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Forgot to add. There's a blog called 'Paleo for Women' where you can find a lot of material about such questions.

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482 · December 20, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Thank you. Can't wait to start feeding my girlfriend avocados for breakfast daily!

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25467 · November 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM

A typical paleo diet is quite high in copper if it includes a ton of liver.....so you can over convert progesterone to estrogen and create problems too.......This is why testing matters when your results are not coming.

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25467 · November 16, 2012 at 2:49 PM

because your progesterone level is rising as your free T3 rises allowing you to convert your LDL cholesterol to pregnenlone and eventually to progesterone.......I wrote about this in my Hormone 101 blog post and in Brain Gut 12.

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1925 · November 16, 2012 at 2:19 AM

wow... wish avocados had this affect on me!!

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72 · November 16, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Oh no, I didn't take that seriously :) I am really sorry about your endometriosis, I wouldn't want to gain breast size if it were due to something that made life harder. Hope you're doing okay!

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11557 · November 16, 2012 at 12:09 AM

(sarcasm on the first two sentences. someone will take me seriously, I'm sure...)

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564 · November 15, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Well, there's a difference between losing weight and losing fat. I've lost "only" 10 pounds of weight on paleo, but my body fat percentage went from 22% to 11%. That being said, I'd say it had more to do with losing fat-- and, if anything, my chest is in proportion to the rest of my body now.

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72 · November 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Well I'm not trying to lose weight- just maintain and be healthy. But bigger boobs wouldn't hurt!

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72 · November 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Did your breasts only get smaller because you lost weight, or did they become proportionally smaller to the rest of your body?

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72 · November 15, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Well then why would mine shrink after being on the same BCP that made them grow several years ago? I guess I'm just worried, lol

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25467 · November 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Anything that undercuts your Estrogen to progesterone ratio can have effects on breast size.

Here is a passage from one of my blogs called Brain Gut 9 that illustrates how this happens and how the brain and gut are wired together to allow your boobs to change:

How might the brain account for these things? Well, the brain looks at micronutrients coming in through the gut and translates these chemical signals into neurotransmitters that the brain circuits can understand and decipher. For example, when we eat a diet high in fructose (found at the equator) the gut and body respond in kind by causing an increase in absorption of iron, while causing a relative copper deficiency in cells. A copper deficiency is handled differently in both sexes. Women need more copper than men do. The reason is simple. Copper is required for the production of the enzymes which convert progesterone into estrogen. However, in men, more zinc is required to form the enzymatic machinery needed to convert progesterone into testosterone.

When we eat a diet high in fructose, this will also lower zinc levels in cells. This lowers testosterone in men. Higher fructose levels also cause a transient magnesium deficiency in all cells in both sexes when this occurs chronically. Acutely, it changes it at the intestinal brush border. I mentioned here in this blog that is precisely how diabetes actually begins. This lowers the magnesium available to make ATP(energy) if it goes on too long. This is why magnesium deficiency is so common in people who eat carbohydrates in a mismatched environment (T2D). This is also why most diabetics suffer from low magnesium stores and over time this will destroy their sleep and cause peripheral neuropathy too

When you know better you do better.

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25467 · November 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM

A typical paleo diet is quite high in copper if it includes a ton of liver.....so you can over convert progesterone to estrogen and create problems too.......This is why testing matters when your results are not coming.

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25467 · November 16, 2012 at 2:49 PM

because your progesterone level is rising as your free T3 rises allowing you to convert your LDL cholesterol to pregnenlone and eventually to progesterone.......I wrote about this in my Hormone 101 blog post and in Brain Gut 12.

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72 · November 15, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Well then why would mine shrink after being on the same BCP that made them grow several years ago? I guess I'm just worried, lol

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401 · November 15, 2012 at 7:19 PM

When I eat an avocado a day, my breast size increases by 1-2 full cup sizes. (Given, I'm a 32 band size, so cup size increase would probably be smaller for a larger band size.) This works for many women, but not all.

That being said, avocados are the only thing that work for me. Increasing fatty meat consumption, coconut oil, olive oil, bacon (don't judge me, it's its own food group) didn't increase my bust at all.

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482 · December 20, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Thank you. Can't wait to start feeding my girlfriend avocados for breakfast daily!

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1925 · November 16, 2012 at 2:19 AM

wow... wish avocados had this affect on me!!

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0 · December 26, 2013 at 8:10 PM

This is my own bias speaking, but have you tried the bench press? Adding to the underlying muscle is sure to "pump" things up for you.

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0 · December 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

It depends on how much of your breasts tissue is fat and how much is mammary glands, and also on how much oestrogens your ovaries are pumping.

My mammary glands are 'overdeveloped' (not in a grossly abnormal way, but they do look like those of a woman who has given birth and breastfed) so no matter how skinny I am (e.g. BMI of 17) they never go below a cup B. I was really skinny as a child/teenager, and this didn't prevent me from getting cup A breasts when I was 10, cup B when I was 13 and cup C when I was 15. It might be because my ovaries were pumping oestrogens extremely enthusiastically. When I was 'overweight' (BMI of 21-22, too much for me as I just don't pack on muscle) for a couple of years in my 30's, my breasts ballooned to a cup D and were really uncomfortable, both during the day and when trying to sleep at night! I had issues with chafing, contact dermatitis with the new 'super size' bras I had bought, and at one point I was worrying about fungal infections under the breasts. On top of it, they developed 'lumps' and I had a big cancer scare!

I am 56 kilos now, my breasts went down to a cup C as I was going from 64 to 60 kilos, and they have remained the same size ever since. Most of the weight loss occurred in my 'stomach'/but/thighs area. According to some people, you put on weight 1) around your but/thighs/stomach; 2) on your breasts/arms; 3) on your neck/face and you lose weight in the opposite order (i.e. 3, 2, 1). I never had any fat deposits on my arms, but if that is the case for you, maybe your breasts will 'shrink' as well.

Even if you have a small bust, upper body exercising and swimming (backstroke) can make your breasts look perkier, and having a good posture is a huge help!

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0 · December 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Forgot to add. There's a blog called 'Paleo for Women' where you can find a lot of material about such questions.

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0 · December 20, 2013 at 11:51 AM

After going with paleo diet for increase of breast size, go with some exercises. Like Do dumbbell chest presses, Do isometric chest contractions, Ingest more estrogen

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11557 · November 16, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Getting endometriosis definitely increased my breast size a lot! I wouldn't recommend it though, my mobility has been greatly affected. Increased breast size can come with estrogen dominance, which can come with a lot of other messes.

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72 · November 16, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Oh no, I didn't take that seriously :) I am really sorry about your endometriosis, I wouldn't want to gain breast size if it were due to something that made life harder. Hope you're doing okay!

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11557 · November 16, 2012 at 12:09 AM

(sarcasm on the first two sentences. someone will take me seriously, I'm sure...)

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8065 · November 15, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I'm losing weight and the boobs were the first thing to shrink!

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72 · November 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Well I'm not trying to lose weight- just maintain and be healthy. But bigger boobs wouldn't hurt!

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564 · November 15, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Are you strict paleo or primal (that is, dairy-friendly)? If the latter, consider using full-fat cream and cheese. Otherwise, not sure. My breast size took a few steps down on strict paleo, but my chest sure as hell isn't flat, and I'm not worried that it soon will be.

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564 · November 15, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Well, there's a difference between losing weight and losing fat. I've lost "only" 10 pounds of weight on paleo, but my body fat percentage went from 22% to 11%. That being said, I'd say it had more to do with losing fat-- and, if anything, my chest is in proportion to the rest of my body now.

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72 · November 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Did your breasts only get smaller because you lost weight, or did they become proportionally smaller to the rest of your body?

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