I had lunch with a friend today, that really got me thinking about positive self image. We were discussing my last post on bra size. I was surprised to hear her daughters were so caught up in breast size, so we had a whole discussion over it. Granted her daughters are in their late teens 17 and 18, but it was a good discussion that I think more women should have. They talked about how there are sites out there that claim you can grow breasts naturally using pills and creams.
I wish women of all ages these days would learn to love their bodies. Being healthy and fit is something that we should instill in young women, so that they learn to love themselves and not worry so much about living up to unrealistic photos of celebrities or things they see in magazines. I would hope that women would realize that our breast size genetically determined just like one’s height or hair color. I learned that in biology back in highschool. There are sites out there that claim to you can grow breasts naturally by taking pills or using creams. Most, if not all these sites promote a breast enhancement pill or cream. I dislike sites like this as they promote an unrealistic and poor body image. These sites take a woman’s insecurity and exploit them. Let’s be honest here, have you ever known anyone who was able to grow breast naturally using pills and creams. A cream cannot get rid of cellulite, but I am supposed to believe it can increase breast size? First off, I do not see what is so natural about taking pills and creams to increase breast size. During our lunch, I was so disappointed to hear my friends daughters talk about a product called a Noogleberry. The noogleberry is a breast pump and no it’s not one used for nursing. They said the product claims to increase breast size, so we decided to do some research on it. A noogleberry pump is basically two domes that you use to pretty much “pump your breasts”. We looked up tons of reviews on the internet as well. Most talking about how women felt that it did increase their chest size right after they removed the contraption – I used the word contraption because a Noogleberry – One – does NOT look like a NATURAL way to increase your breast size and Two – Women said that the increase did not last much long after removing the contraption as the reason for the increase in breast size is that your breast are swollen because you just finished “pumping them.” I was glad that after discussing this with my friends daughters they were more open to learning to accept their current bodies. If you want to grow breasts naturally, you are not going to do it using products you bought on the internet. We want to promote a healthy body image to young women. So I would suggest to stay away from sites that claim you can grow breasts naturally using creams, pills, hypnosis ( yes – these sites claim hypnosis can help to increase your bust size folks)
So lets get some facts out – A woman’s breast is made up of bout a third of fat tissue and the rest is breast tissue. So realistically your genetics and body weight are what will determine your breast size. If you were to gain weight, you gain fat in all parts of your body including your breasts, which in turn makes them larger. So of course if you were to lose weight, you will lose fat throughout your body including your breasts and your breasts will be smaller.
So let’s talk positive self image to women. Let’s not try to sell unrealistic ideas just to promote some products on a site. In order to grow breast naturally, you really just need to let nature take it’s course. The only time you will pay for a product that will realistically enhance your breast size is when you purchase certain bras that will enhance/pushup your chest or if your decide to go the route of breast implants. Now I am actually against breast implants. Having something placed in my body that alters my appearance, is not for me. I like to promote healthy body image. I believe that we need to help women to feel fabulous just the way they are. We can look fabulous by expressing our own style and finding what works for our own body type. Find your best features and show your fabulous side to the world. If you really want your chest to appear larger, how about doing exercises that help to build up your chest muscles. Granted no excerise is going to increase your actual breast size, but building up the muscles that support your chest will help to make your chest appear larger. Think fit, not pills and creams. I would need to actually meet someone who these pills/creams actually worked for before I change my mind on them.
So let’s work on increasing the idea of positive body image. I hate when I hear woman wanting smaller thighs or bigger breasts. I would like to hear women discussing looking fabulous and feeling fabulous because they are choosing to live healthy lifestyles. Eating well, staying fit, and being fabulous always in all ways is something we should be discussing. We should be encouraging eachother and focusing on promoting a positve body image.
My site discusses looking fabulous always in all ways and feeling fabulous in your own skin. The things I bring up are things I have come across in my own life that help me feel fabulous. So we can agree to disagree if someone has a different idea of what I am posting. As long as it starts the discussion, I am glad we can exchange ideas.
I am working on fashion style and tips for all body types, so keep an eye out for those posts to come.