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My name is Alisha. I was generally very thin since I was a kid, built like a boy. I liked my slender legs and flat stomach but it was frustrating to have no breasts at all. My girlfriends were all dating boys and I hadn't had a single boyfriend at 18.
Guys never noticed me in college
If there exists a friend zone for girls, I was its queen. Guys did not see me as a girl and I was afraid to speak with pretty boys, let alone to flirt. Stephanie, my only friend, used to say, "What do you expect? You have zero boobs. Men love big tits, they are created this way."
It hurt me deeply. My small breasts made me feel ugly and useless. My insecurities and absence of personal life caused health problems. I was constantly stressed out and had a hard time waking up in the morning. I suffered a long depression.
I started skipping classes and had academic troubles. I almost got kicked out of college.
What was I supposed to do to make my breasts larger? Gain weight? But I didn't want to be fat! Get silicone boobs? It costs a lot of money and may have health consequences. Wearing push-up bra was out of the question too.
There had to be a solution though! While browsing the Internet I found some ways, which helps me. Try this, mey be it will help to others!
Do push-ups. Push-ups are not only great exercise for your triceps, but they can also strengthen the pectoral muscles that are located below the breasts. Doing too many push-ups at once can strain your arms, so start by doing just 2 or 3 sets of 10 push-ups in one day, if you're already physically strong. If push-ups are new to you, start with 2 sets of 5 and work your way up. As you become a push-up pro, you can "push" yourself to do even more each day.
Start with your stomach on the floor and your hands directly below your shoulders.
Slowly push your body upwards into the plank position by pushing against the ground until your arms straighten as you rise onto your toes.
Lower down to the ground without letting your stomach touch the floor and lift yourself up again.
If this proves too challenging, start off by doing push-ups while keeping your knees and lower legs on the floor. This is still a great workout for your pecs.
Lift dumbbells. Go to a gym and work with a trusted spotter if you're new to this process. This is another great exercise that can help strengthen your pectoral muscles. All you have to do is find some dumbbells that are heavy enough to have an impact but not so heavy that they cause strain, somewhere around 7-12 pounds, and raise them in the air. You can also just do this exercise at home without a workout bench.
Adjusting Your Diet
Gain some weight. That's right. If you really want to naturally get bigger breasts, then all you have to do is gain a few pounds. Your breasts will fill out along with your stomach, thighs, and other parts of your body that tend to gain weight more easily than the rest. You may not want to gain weight in order to get bigger breasts, but it's the most foolproof way to do it. To gain weight, just increase your caloric intake, focus on fattier foods like cheeses and sugary foods like cookies. Or just eat more of the food you love so you don't feel like you're actively trying to be unhealthy.
This is a good move if you're on the thin side and could stand to gain a few pounds anyway. Obviously, though, this may not be the world's most appealing solution.
Eat more foods that contain estrogen. Estrogen is a female hormone that is responsible for increasing the size of your breasts, among other things. Though your body will naturally produce estrogen while you're going through puberty and even until you are 18 or 19 years old, there's no harm in focusing on eating more foods that contain estrogen to help your breasts get a bit bigger. Here are some foods that are known to be rich in estrogen:
Lentils and chickpeas
Lima and kidney beans
Dairy products, such as cheese and yogurt
Spices such as sage, clover, and oregano
Fruits such as apples, cherries, and plums
Vegetables such as beets, carrots, and cucumbers
Grains such as rice, barley, and wheat
Eat foods that contain phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogen comes in handy when your estrogen levels are low, when phytoestrogen takes over and helps increase your breast size. Studies have shown that phytoestrogen tablets have increased the size of the breast tissue in pre-menopausal women, and lots of delicious foods contain it, so there's no harm in adding them to your diet. Here are some foods that are rich in phytoestrogen:
Nuts such as pistachios, walnuts, cashews, and chestnuts
Beverages such as red wine, white wine, black tea, and green tea
Fruit such as peaches, strawberries, and raspberries
Green beans and winter squash
Avoid taking estrogen pills or estrogen supplements to increase breast size. While eating foods that contain estrogen and phytoestrogen in moderation may increase your breast size, your should not take estrogen pills simply for this reason. If you do think you have a need for these pills that goes beyond needing bigger breasts, then talk to your doctor, but don't go take these pills on your own. Unfortunately, the same medication that increases breast size has been linked to breast cancer, blood clots, and other ailments that are definitely not worth increasing the size of your breasts.
Some studies argue that there is no proof that estrogen or phytoestrogen increases breast size at all.
Making Your Breasts Look Bigger
Wear a bra that fits you correctly. Studies show that as many as 8 out of every 10 women are wearing the wrong bra size. Wearing a bra that is too small may actually make your breasts look smaller, not bigger, and wearing a bra that is too big can make your breasts hang more loosely and therefore can also make them look smaller than they really are. The trick to making your breasts look bigger? Wearing a bra that fits you perfectly.
Focus on the width of your band, not your cup size. Cup size is important, but only if you know whether you're a 32 or a 36. That makes all the difference.
Don't wear your bra on the tightest hooks unless that's how it fits best. Otherwise, hook your bra in the place where it feels the most comfortable.
Don't ever let your band ride up your back.
Make sure your bra fits the type of outfit you're wearing. Don't wear the same style bra with different tops, or some may make your breasts look smaller than they really are.
Wear a padded or push-up bra. This is another quick and easy fix -- no stuffing necessary. A padded bra can make your breasts look a bit bigger, and a push-up bra can take that to the next level. If you're in the market for a padded or a push-up bra, you should get fitted before you try one on, just as you should do with a real bra. Just make sure you don't get a bra that is so obviously padded that you've increased the size of your breasts by 3 -- that will be a little obvious.
In fact, you should avoid stuffing your bra with Kleenex or anything else that cannot take on the actual shape of your breasts. It will look silly if nothing else, and could lead to some embarrassment.
Contour your breasts with makeup. Sound extreme? It's totally not. Women contour their breasts with makeup all the time, especially on movie sets. This creates the illusion of a lighter size and only requires a few brush strokes and for you to take care to not get makeup on the top of your shirt. You can even buy a makeup kit for this purpose if you're really committed; first, though, it's best to start off just using the makeup you have to see if you like the effect.
Get dressed, bra and all. Put on the outfit you're actually going to wear.
Tuck tissue or toilet paper into the front of your shirt to protect it from makeup.
Apply darker bronzer or powder in the area down in your cleavage area, moving down in between your breasts.
Blend this color up and outward, making a v-shape along the natural curve of your breasts.
Brush a lighter shade of eye shadow or face powder, such as gold or peach, over the top half of your breasts.
Use a sponge to blend the shade to create a natural and more full look for your breasts.