Rayla was happy with her chest but didn’t much like the rest of her body.
She wanted to lose about 35-40 pounds to get back to her personal ideal weight. When she had about 20 pounds off she started to worry that her chest was going to disappear altogether.
She barely noticed the inches that came off her hips and thighs. “They seem as big as ever,” she complained. I can’t even fit into smaller pants and skirts.”
She did acknowledge one place on her body that was getting smaller with her weight loss. “My boobs are getting so small I’m afraid I’m going to end up with a concave chest.”
Why do breasts shrink with weight loss?
Breast tissue is mostly fat, or more scientifically, adipose tissue. Reducing your overall body fat affects the breasts making them smaller as you lose fat all over the rest of your body. How much smaller your breasts get with weight loss is in your genetics.
Rayla isn’t alone with her distress over shrinking lady lumps. We can lose weight, but we can’t control where the weight comes off of us. That’s up to our bodies and we can’t change it; it’s literally in our DNA. What does that mean for women like Rayla and millions of other women who want to lose weight but keep their bra size? It’s a matter of doing what you can and accepting what you can’t change.
Here is what you can’t change:
- Your body type. There are 2 basic body shapes with variations within those shapes. Apple-shaped bodies are heavier on top and pear-shaped bodies are heavier on the bottom. Gaining or losing weight can slightly alter your body shape by making it less noticeable or emphasizing it.
You can’t change your body shape but you will find plenty of products that tell you differently. Don’t believe it. Don’t waste your time and money trying to change that which cannot be changed. No amount of spot exercises can improve an area of your body but they can’t change your basic structure.
Here is what you can do about it:
- Keep your expectations realistic and focus on the positive. If you’re pear-shaped it’s likely you won’t be able to achieve the perfect hourglass symmetry. Instead of getting hung up on the shape celebrate your healthy, fit body and what it can do rather than the way it looks.
- Exercise to be firm and toned and make the best of your body type. Weight loss is about losing body fat, but some muscle will also be lost in the process. The right kinds of exercise can firm, tone, and most importantly preserve or even build muscle. Breast tissue doesn’t change with exercise, but the underlying muscles of the pectoral region will improve the appearance of that area.
- Dress to bring out the best. The right under garments and clothing can enhance what you have and will give you a much better return on your investment than spending that money on scams that promise to reshape your body.