Are you one of the ‘lucky’ girls who were blessed with a larger breast? Do you have to deal with the looks of strangers when you pass by them on the street? Do you have to explain to your girlfriends how difficult it is to find a dress that actually fits your chest? While large boobs are generally considered an asset, their excessively large size can actually become an everyday burden. The era of breast-enhancing procedures seems to be over since more and more women choose comfort and health over the looks. Some of them decide to get a breast reduction surgery, but there are many other ways to make your boobs smaller.
What Does Breast Size Depend On?
The breast is built of two types of tissue. The one that produces milk is called glandular tissue and the one that fills the breast is called adipose tissue, or simply fatty tissue. The size of the glandular tissue changes only when your body undergoes hormonal changes, like when you are pregnant and your boobs start getting ready for the hard work of daily milk production and breastfeeding.
Glandular tissue grows in the puberty period and it reach its maximum size around the age of 20. Whether your boobs grow a lot or just a little within this period, depends largely on the genetics. If your mum had small boobs, there is a very small chance yours will be exceptionally big.
As for the fatty tissue, its amount in the boobs can vary, just like in any other area of the body. Plus size women usually have larger boobs for this reason. Their breast could look regular or even small if they didn’t have enough fat accumulated in their bodies. In fact, many plus size girls don’t want to lose weight just because they don’t want to lose their nice boobs.
Are Big Breasts Always A Blessing?
Girls who dream about a larger breast often don’t know what they wish for. Big boobs are heavy, which means that they cause back pain and neck pain. They also put pressure on the chest when you lie down and can cause breathing difficulties. Large boobs sitting on the belly may also cause rashes underneath the breast.
Women who have large boobs find it more difficult to workout, let alone do it in a gym full of men who are staring at your chest while you’re on the treadmill. Looking for a perfect-fitting dress, top or bra can seem like a never-ending quest, in the majority of the times unsuccessful. Getting all the clothes tailor-made is quite expensive, so many girls who have bigger boobs end up wearing loose T-shirts or badly-fitted tops that don’t favour them at all.
All of this leads to another category of problems, at the psychological level. When you don’t want people to constantly stare at your boobs and look you in the eyes for a change, you may hide in loose clothes, slouch (which causes even more back pain) or even start to avoid social meetings just to avoid another situation, where your boobs will determine how you look, what you wear and how people perceive you.
How To Reduce The Breast Size Naturally
Since it is virtually impossible to reduce the size of the glandular tissue, unless you undergo a hormonal treatment, you need to focus on the fatty tissue. It may sound simple because it’s all about losing some fat, just like in the case of any weight loss diet. However, breast area is usually the last one to reduce the size when you lose weight. That’s why if you want your boobs to become smaller, you will probably have to go through the initial phases of weight loss when you see the hips, thighs and belly shrinking. You can accelerate the process by doing exercises focused on the chest and by trying some of the natural methods of breast reduction we describe below.
Not all types of cardio exercises are suitable for women who have very large breasts. Jogging or jumping with the skipping rope or a fitness rebounder definitely wouldn’t be the best choice as it can cause discomfort or even pain. What’s more, finding a really good sports bra that would give your breast proper support during those exercises is extremely difficult. However, you can opt for a stationary bike or treadmill. Cross-trainers are a very good choice as well as you can not only burn calories from the whole body but also workout your upper-body parts, like arms and chest, at the same time.
If you do light cardiovascular exercises for at least 45 minutes a week, you will lose inches in your hips, waist and – most importantly – breasts.