Listen up ladies, whatever boobs you got, be proud of them. There’s no good or bad boobs, just boobs. However, if you’re worried about what will happen to them when you lose weight, this blog is for you.
What Are Boobs?
Before diving into what happens to boobs when you lose weight, let’s first discuss what your boobs are made of.
Boobs are a combination of glandular tissue (tissue producing milk), muscular tissue (your pecs), fatty tissue, and connective tissue. The fatty tissue is what determines the size of your boobs—more fat = larger cup size.
Why Do Boobs Shrink When I Lose Weight?
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: You can’t target fat loss!
There’s no way to lose fat specifically from one part of your body and not another. Therefore, when you lose any fat at all, you’ll most likely lose some from your boobs.
Then Why Doesn’t My Bestie Lose Her Boobs?
Everyone’s body composition is different. You know how some people store fat in their belly while others store it in their thighs? Your boobs are similar. Some ladies store lots of fat in their chest while others don’t.
If your bestie is part of the #SmallBoobTribe, she has less fat to lose. It doesn’t mean her boobs aren’t shrinking too, it just means she (and you!) might not notice.
Why Does It Seem Like I’m Losing ALL THE FAT From My Boobs And Nowhere Else?
Let me assure you—if you’re seeing boob shrinkage, you’re losing it in other places too. Because boobs are front and center, and can drastically change the way clothes look and feel, it’s easier to notice them changing.
How Do I Keep My Boobs AND Lose Fat?
Ah, the golden question. If you’re worried about going from a D to a B, you’re best bet is staying away from excessive cardio and picking up some weights. (Though I suggest all of ya’ll eat and hit the weights anyway.)
Exercises like chin-ups, push-ups, bench press, and rowing help build the muscles of the chest wall. This not only adds mass, but can keep boobs lifted and perky.
Another tip is taking things slow. Instead of busting your ass to lose weight as rapidly as you can, slow down and stick to the plan. This gives your body more time to adjust and prepare, and you more time to get comfy in your body.
Enough about boobs--let's get back to business. Ready to build the body of your dreams? You know where to find me.