I will start off by saying that not all women who have large breasts need to lose weight. And not all women’s bust size will go down if you lose weight. We do not believe thin is in, here. But if you do want to lose weight, read on.
We have all heard that it takes more than just dieting to lose weight. Exercise must be partnered with a sensible diet for long-term success.
Exercise along with eating right is the breast reduction alternative that will also create a sense of strength and confidence in a woman. A woman who understands that hard work is always the answer. When she has successfully taken inches off her bust line, she will look in the mirror and know that anything else she puts her mind to is possible. This is powerful stuff!
If you are starting on this journey there are several exercises you will want to do each day. Strength training and cardio is what you are looking to include. Starting with 30 minutes of walking each day is all that is required in the beginning. Eventually, you can work up to an hour. Walking, an elliptical machine, a treadmill, or a stationary bike can help if the weather is not conducive to taking a nice long walk. If you are a swimmer, don’t forget that swimming is an incredible cardio exercise. Join the local gym or the YMCA to have access to a pool this winter.
For strength training, start with push-ups. They help to strengthen the muscles beneath the breast. Start slow and try to do 3-5 completely up and down. If you want to perform the push-ups on your hands and knees, that is fine, just slowly begin to increase the amount to 10. Your chest will love this! And your breasts will reduce in size.
The chest press is another great exercise that will strengthen the chest muscles. You will need a pair of dumb bells (the weight is up to you, don’t go too heavy, remember you can work up to the heavy ones). Lay with your back on a stability ball and your feet on the floor. Hold the dumb bells over your head, arms straight, lower the weight until they are almost touching your shoulders and then press the weights back up. Repeat this 12 times. Remember, to keep your back straight. Never arched. Take a break and repeat. As you notice this becoming easier, and it will, you can increase either the weight amount or the amount of repetitions you perform. You will also notice your arms getting more toned. Think summer!
Remember, sport bras for large breasts will also keep you supported as you work out. This is very important as any cardio is going to pull on the tender breast tissue, Make a commitment, start small, enlist a friend and check with your physician before starting any exercise regiment.
The combination of eating right and moving the body is truly the only way to successfully lose weight. If you are a woman with large breasts and need to lose some weight, the two will happen if you commit to this healthier, bra and back friendly way of life. There is no reason to consider going under the knife for breast reduction surgery.