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breast size and weight loss

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Created August 22, 2011 at 11:27 PM

Hi all, I'm not trying to be crude but thought I should just come out with it... I have always had pretty small breasts. Whenever I lose weight, they are probably the first thing to go, when I gain weight they are the last to get bigger. They are like really small--As right now, but barely B size when I was heaviest. Before my crazy junk food eating, I thought my body looked pretty proportional. Now, not so much, especially when I still have a lot in my belly area to lose. However I keep hearing how lots of women who have gone paleo actually increase their breast size. What gives? Is it the lack of estrogen-inducing foods (though those women should also have less of those right?)? Is it the (paleo) binge eating that makes fat stay around the midsection? Any ideas would be awesome :)

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 11:31 AM

That happened to me when I had to go paleo when pregnant... anything non paleo made me completely nauseous. Now I have my breast implants out, I'll give it another crack and let you all know how it goes. I know this is an old post, but people google this stuff :)

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Love the comment :)

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 11:27 AM

and beer gut look, comes hand in hand

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I just got mine out, please don't get a boob job :( it's not a joke.. there are risks, and I've seen through my research before getting them out, many women who have had a perfect boob job later go to shit and left with permanent deformities that were only made worse with attempted corrective surgery. Learn to love your small boobies :(

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0 · December 24, 2013 at 11:14 PM

i am a spammer, please ban my ass

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8879 · February 09, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Yeah, he's all about moobs. In his WheatBelly blog header, the woman goes from looking preggers with saggy/deflated small boobs to perky! http://carbsanity.blogspot.com/2011/12/so-wheat-gives-dudes-moobs.html

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8879 · February 09, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Hi Mari, I wonder if boobs are a "safe" place to store fat. Large breasted women (of which I've become a senior club member) tend to have higher risk of many things. I'll elaborate on that in my own answer to this question.

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953 · August 24, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Same for me, invisible.

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32518 · August 23, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Given that many women who go Paleo eat CAFO meat and eggs and may be exposing themselves to even more Estrogen and xenoestrogens, I think O Primitovo's answer is spot-on.

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7324 · August 23, 2011 at 1:05 AM

I would agree that very large breasts are probably not natural. However, the healthiest way to store (excess) fat for a woman is probably in the boobs, butt, and thighs. I think this is a slightly different situation and I'm not sure your comment thus applies.

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7324 · August 23, 2011 at 1:02 AM

I'd doubt it actually. When hormones go funky for men, they get moobs. For women, they seem to store belly fat instead of fat in their curves.

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32518 · August 23, 2011 at 12:21 AM

This question has been discussed (in part) here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/59283/paleo-keto-effect-on-breast-size#axzz1VnN62X9f

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5629 · August 23, 2011 at 12:21 AM

careful what you wish for!

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2640 · August 22, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Mine stay the same size generally when I lose weight so they just keep looking bigger while the rest of me gets smaller. I wish they'd shrink down a cup size, that would be perfect.

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2913 · February 09, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I know this may be an unpopular answer, but I'll say it anyway, from one small breasted woman to another. Diet will affect your breast size, yes, but only very slightly. If you care enough to be concerned about them, get a boob job. Otherwise, accept them for what they are, and be happy that you can do stuff like run and wear cute tops and shop in normal bra stores.

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I just got mine out, please don't get a boob job :( it's not a joke.. there are risks, and I've seen through my research before getting them out, many women who have had a perfect boob job later go to shit and left with permanent deformities that were only made worse with attempted corrective surgery. Learn to love your small boobies :(

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139 · August 23, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Estrogen levels play an important role, which come mainly from milk, soy and tofu products (lacto-vegetarian, anyone?). Xenoestrogens like Bisphenol A in soft plastics, deodorants, make-up and moisturisers, may also help. Sice these modern foods and chemicals are not the best from an evolutionary perspective, we should ask if larger breasts are not a marker of the unhealthy industrial revolution - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1350919/Why-ARE-womens-breasts-getting-bigger-The-answers-disturb-.html ; http://www.ayushveda.com/magazine/eat-to-make-your-breasts-grow/

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32518 · August 23, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Given that many women who go Paleo eat CAFO meat and eggs and may be exposing themselves to even more Estrogen and xenoestrogens, I think O Primitovo's answer is spot-on.

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7324 · August 23, 2011 at 1:05 AM

I would agree that very large breasts are probably not natural. However, the healthiest way to store (excess) fat for a woman is probably in the boobs, butt, and thighs. I think this is a slightly different situation and I'm not sure your comment thus applies.

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8879 · February 09, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Hi Mari, I wonder if boobs are a "safe" place to store fat. Large breasted women (of which I've become a senior club member) tend to have higher risk of many things. I'll elaborate on that in my own answer to this question.

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11557 · February 09, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I am one of those people who's boobs ballooned on paleo, but so did my hips which I haven't heard as much about! So, while it is nice to fill out some shirts and have a little waist, all new pants, and what I would refer to (affectionately) as love handles. I think it's a package deal for me! Either way, my breast-less friends can pull off outfits that would make me look awful, and vice versa, just gotta work what you got!

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Love the comment :)

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70 · August 22, 2011 at 11:55 PM

I think that this, along with most things, really depends on the person. I've heard of other women having their boobs get bigger with paleo, but for me, just like any other kind of weight loss, mine are the first things to shrink! :)

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2640 · August 22, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Mine stay the same size generally when I lose weight so they just keep looking bigger while the rest of me gets smaller. I wish they'd shrink down a cup size, that would be perfect.

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5629 · August 23, 2011 at 12:21 AM

careful what you wish for!

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953 · August 24, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Same for me, invisible.

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892 · August 22, 2011 at 11:46 PM

I think Dr. Davis from the Heart Scan Blog says that elimination of wheat reduces breast size. At least...he says eating wheat causes man-boobs, so I think the female analog probably also holds.

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7324 · August 23, 2011 at 1:02 AM

I'd doubt it actually. When hormones go funky for men, they get moobs. For women, they seem to store belly fat instead of fat in their curves.

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8879 · February 09, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Yeah, he's all about moobs. In his WheatBelly blog header, the woman goes from looking preggers with saggy/deflated small boobs to perky! http://carbsanity.blogspot.com/2011/12/so-wheat-gives-dudes-moobs.html

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 11:27 AM

and beer gut look, comes hand in hand

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0 · February 10, 2012 at 2:21 AM

I've been paleo for 6 weeks, lost 12 lbs, all from my waist. bust and hip measurements haven't changed but my waist is down 2.5". paleo for more curves?

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 11:31 AM

That happened to me when I had to go paleo when pregnant... anything non paleo made me completely nauseous. Now I have my breast implants out, I'll give it another crack and let you all know how it goes. I know this is an old post, but people google this stuff :)

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614 · February 09, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Let's trade places . 32H and not getting any smaller!

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37187 · February 09, 2012 at 8:33 PM

In my yo-yo days, I always lost from the top down and my chest always took a big hit. BUT, when I was losing I was following the low-fat advice. That strategy made me more comfortable because I suffered from mastitis.

This time, I am both post-menopausal and generous-fat. And my noticeable thinning has left my boobs pretty much intact but just as comfortable as in the past. So my anectodal hypothesis is that the discomfort/mastitis was yet another chronic symptom of severe wheat intolerance while the loss of breast size was my body rebelling against the low-fat diets.

Ancestral eating gives me the best of both, and isn't that nice?

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0 · February 09, 2012 at 8:25 PM

ugh.... don't listen to the people who tell you to take "natural" plant estrogens... I can't believe paleo people believe that will help - as if our own bodies are too evolutionnarily retarded to make enough sex hormones. Soybeans don't have large amounts of non-steroidal estrogens because they're just nice like that and want to help you. They have it so it can make you infertile and mess up your hormones by exploiting your body's release of sex-hormone binding globulin.

Get your hormones levels checked if you're worried. If you need more hormones, take Rx synthetic hormones, not that hippie-dippe magic moon crystal new age plant pseudo-estrogen crap.

Some women just have bad genes when it comes to boobs - I know 2 women who are pretty much flat chested. At least they don't have to worry about breast shrinkage...

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688 · August 22, 2011 at 11:48 PM

I wish I could help you. When I loose weight - no matter if it's from eating paleo or eating SAD and excerising the boobs get smaller.

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