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STANSLOVIE Posts: 557
8/10/09 3:30 P

Everyone does not lose breast weight when they lose weight. I've weighted anywhere from 110 to 138lbs and never in that weight swing have I lost breast weight. I wish; but it doesn't happen for everyone.

If you had them before you gained the weight....I think you'll have them when you lose it. Now if the majority of your breast weight came on when you gained weight (which is often the case); that's when you'll lose it.



MRS.MELINDA Posts: 1,083
8/10/09 2:00 P

I wear a 34DD and never considered that it would be a problem with my BMI measurement, but I think it probably is at least somewhat.

I know my muscle mass is probably adding too. I wear an 8 and am 147lbs- this is about 10lbs more than other women of my height who wear an 8.

The BMI chart kind of ticks me off.

BLACKJEWEL136 Posts: 44
8/10/09 12:43 P

I am currently a 34D in bra size, and still fall out of the full-coverage bras a little bit. When I finally weighed myself a couple months ago to find out exactly how much I weighed (I never owned a scale until about a month ago). I weighed 165 lbs. According to BMI for me being 5'8" I'm a pound overweight. When I mentioned to my mother and friends how much I weighed, no one believed me. They all asked where I was keeping it.

Although my weight goal is listed as 135 lbs. I'm not really counting on reaching it. I want to reach a weight where I am comfortable. If that's not 135 lbs, then so be it.

ANARIE Posts: 12,432
8/10/09 3:10 A

Don't forget that the "healthy" BMI classification is a HUGE range. For my height, it says anywhere from 98 to 137 pounds. That's going to cover a lot of body types. Having big breasts, or more muscle than average, or very dense bones might mean it's healthy for you to weigh a pound or two over the BMI standard (especially since the line used to be a BMI of 27, not 25, and it was changed in the 80's when studies were done that included people of more ethnicities-- people whose ancestry is Asian or Native American develop heath problems at a lower weight than people whose ancestors came from Northern Europe or Africa.) But to still be healthy at 10 or 15 pounds over the top of the range, you'd have to have more than one unusual feature to your body type. You'd have to have large breasts AND extremely dense bones or world-class athlete-type muscles, etc.

It's true that BMI doesn't work for everyone. But it does work for about 95 percent of people. If you really believe you're in that 5 percent that's different, just keep working until you're within 10 lbs or so, then get a really reliable body fat percentage measurement to see what your body is really made of and how much leeway you get for the girls.

I'll be honest, I used to think BMI was bull, too. I thought there was no way on this earth I could be healthy at anything below 145. Then I got there, and realized that I still had a lot more to lose. Then I was sure that I needed to be right at the top of the range... and again, once I got there, I realized that I should be lower. I'm never going to be anywhere near the bottom of the range for my height, but I'm not a statistical out-lyer.

But that's a doubt to be resolved once you're close enough to your guidelines that you need to make a decision. Don't worry about BMI when it's still over 27; you're almost certain to be overfat by any measure. A single physical feature might mean that BMI 26 is fine for you, but it doesn't mean you can decide that your BMI of 30 is safer than someone else's 22.

MACKLIKESCHEESE Posts: 31
8/10/09 1:51 A

BMI has always ticked me off. I'm an 38G and I know for a fact that 138 is way to small for me. I don't trust the BMI and there have been a lot of articles about how it's far from being correct since it doesn't take a lot of things that need to be calculated in order to come up with a correct weight. My sister once held my breast as I weighed and I was about 10 pounds lighter, so I take that into mind


MACKLIKESCHEESE Posts: 31
8/10/09 1:51 A

BMI has always ticked me off. I'm an 38G and I know for a fact that 138 is way to small for me. I don't trust the BMI and there have been a lot of articles about how it's far from being correct since it doesn't take a lot of things that need to be calculated in order to come up with a correct weight. My sister once held my breast as I weighed and I was about 10 pounds lighter, so I take that into mind


MACKLIKESCHEESE Posts: 31
8/10/09 1:51 A

BMI has always ticked me off. I'm an 38G and I know for a fact that 138 is way to small for me. I don't trust the BMI and there have been a lot of articles about how it's far from being correct since it doesn't take a lot of things that need to be calculated in order to come up with a correct weight. My sister once held my breast as I weighed and I was about 10 pounds lighter, so I take that into mind


DREAMSOFSHOES Posts: 508
8/9/09 10:04 P

You could find somewhere that does a water displacement, or a bio-electrical body composition test that can give you the most accurate bmi caculation. My university's gym offers these tests for a small fee but I don't know if there is somewhere in your area that has this.

SIDHE_ETAIN Posts: 2
8/9/09 9:55 P

Thanks so much, everyone, for the suggestions and sympathy. :) I will try recalculating my BMI after subtracting the estimation of my breast weight. :)

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,614
8/8/09 9:08 P

For my clients in this same situation, I have subtracted 4-5 pounds and then calculated BMI, to give a more realistic idea. You may want to do this. I have never seen a chart with breast size correlated to weight...sorry. I just sort of estimate, along with my client.
Dietitian Becky

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8/8/09 7:05 P

i allow myself 5 lbs because of my DD chest. Im sure its not a perfect amount, but i know its kinda close.

TALLTABBY Posts: 562
8/8/09 5:33 P

Like others have said there is going to nothing that is going to take that into account. Your best bet is to go to your doctor and ask. Also keep in mind that weight loss will shrink them.

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8/8/09 4:35 P

Next time you're at the doctor, as him/her to help you determine a good weight for you. Your doctor should be able to understand your unique factors and go beyond BMI.

PAXTONBLUE Posts: 299
8/8/09 2:54 P

Regretfully hun this is why the BMI chart isn't 100% accurate. It doesn't take into account different body styles or muscle tone. I personally hate the BMI Chart. When you use it be sure to take its information with a grain of salt. As women we things on our bodies; boobs; that make us weigh a little more.

SPEEDWACER Posts: 70
8/8/09 2:43 P

I'm in the same boat as you; I'm a 44F and I suppose I'd weigh a lot less sans the girls.

It's a bit of work, but you could always weigh your breasts on a small food scale, subtract the weight from your total weight, and insert your new weight into the BMI formula.

I also read once that breast tissue weighs about the same as water, so filling a pair of bags comparable to your breasts and weighing them would give you your breast weight, but I can't verify that, so I don't know exactly how accurate that method is.

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8/8/09 2:02 P

That is why BMI calculation, while a fairly good guideline isn't completely accurate. It doesn't take into account things like that or muscle mass. It is purely a height to weight ratio.

GECKA8 Posts: 30
8/8/09 1:38 P

I've never thought of that...they should take that into consideration!! I'm sure mine would look different if I were a 38B rather than a 38DD. With weight loss I usually shrink 1 cup size, but that is not a lot. Good question...now I'm curious!!

SIDHE_ETAIN Posts: 2
8/8/09 1:35 P

Does anyone know of any way to calculate a person's ideal weight and/or BMI that takes into account relative breast size? All the sites I can find just take my weight, age, and height, and tell me what I should ideally weigh, but I sure as heck know that my body type with size 34G breasts is going to be different than someone with size 34Bs at the same weight.

Does ANYTHING take this into account??

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