Weight Gain
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I my boobs shrunk 1 1/2 cups due to ED!! My chest used to practically spill out of a 34 B and nicely filled a 34 C...  Cry

They've only started to grow because i'm eating non-stop to help my recovery. Its been about 3 months since my restriction.

 

How long did it take for YOUR boobs to grow back in recovery from an eating disorder?

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My boobs are still flat.

Original Post by kingj0n:

My boobs are still flat.

^ this bwahaha xD

In regards to your question, um mine have not even grown yet!!! =( 

But i've only been in recovery for a few months now. But I am really close to my goal weight and all the weight seems to go to my tummy...i hope i'll fill out soon!

I've also heard that usually after an ed boob sizes rarely return to normal? idk if this is true or not.

 

Hope I helped!

 

mine grew, i just had to gain weight, breasts are made of fat deposite, also, if youre really young then it comes w devloping+maturing.

they will grow back,

when you gain weight your body makes it go to the places it needs it [like your stomach to help your organs ect.] and then the weight will distribute to other places.

and like agruskin said, your young and your still developing!

I never had boobs because my ED started so young.

During recovery, I started to kind of fill out a bit. But since hitting 110 lbs, they've been getting bigger every month just about, regardless of whether or not I've gained weight. Sigh. I wish I had them at some previous point in my life so I'd be more comfortable with it. Instead its just kinda freaking me out. My boyfriend looked it up online ("I knew that you were going to freak about it at some point, so I wanted to be prepared." haha) and apparently - when you get to a good weight with a decent % of body fat - your boobs will start to fill in no matter what - doesn't matter what the number on the scale is. You just have to be at a proper weight for your height and stay there for a few months so your body knows its OK to start using the weight for other things.

My breasts (sorry I hate the word boob) have always been small regardless of having an eating disorder, but they were non existant at my lowest weight.  I have gained a fair amount now but still have a ways to go but I have been noticing they are getting just very slightly larger.  more than that though i notice they are now very very tender and sore.  In all the years of my ED and being underweight my breasts had almost no feeling in them at all (I even had a mammogram due to suspicious lump last year and yes they can do those with a flat chest and I felt nothing).  So this is a bit disturbing to me.  Is this normal too?  Having sore breasts?  My situation is a bit unique though because not only am I "older" at 37, but I am in surgical menopause from a total hysterecomy and removal of both ovaries years ago for endometriosis.  I wear a hormone patch.  its only now finally actually working beacuse I have fat cells to absorb the hormone.  Estrogen needs fat to work in our bodies.  Ditto for progesterone and testosterone, which yes women with ovaries also make a small amount of. 

I havent gotten to a restored weight phase yet but I imagine it will take time even after that for the body fat to redistribute evenly and for the breasts to fill out.  Most of my weight right now is still going to my abdomen, thighs, lower torso.  The last place it ever goes is my upper chest and arms.  Sigh.  I think it depends on your build and genetic makeup as well as weight and health.  At any rate we will get there if we keep at it!  :)

Pre ed or pre- extreme weight loss...when i was 14 and 15...i had like a 32 B and i didnt really care, i kinda liked my body. But when i drastically lost weight and maintained a 15 bmi at 16 yeas old...almost the whole year, i just didnt need to wear a bra, unless from the children's section...and  later just went down to 75 lbs 5'1 at the time...in 2007 (went to ip) when i was 17 and whilst in IP..my boobs actually oddly enough didnt grow much,as i would have expected,as i gained from 75-100 lbs... sure they did, but not to a B cup as they where pre ed. ----More Recently in 2008 after dropping to 12 bmi...and then gaining back the weight to 96 lbs 5'2 after almost a year...my boobs then where a 32 A ..still smaller than pre ed. and now at nearly 16  bmi after gaining almost 20 lbs...i just wear a 'sports type of bra' so i have no clue what size i am,...but i am very self conscious of my breasts growing, i think that is a major huge fear of mine, major!!! that i know i would freak out over--i know i am going through somewhat of a delayed puberty, as i never really went throgh puberty...just got my period back in May 09 and then lost it(of course when i relapsed) and got it back a few months ago...and i am having pms sore ness in breasts, and my boobs like hurt! :/ and its making me freak the efff out, that they are growing...ahh..O.o ....i kow that when in May-june, i grew almost 1 inch in height... when i got my period back..i hope to grow more(besides the point) but  i have not had a B cup again like they where when i was 15 ish years old...even at a 19 bmi back in 2007-08 in IP. WHat scares me is my mom has pretty big boob(lol) for being like 5'3 and i dont know if i am meant to have big boobs, if i never had Anorexia, or never lost so much weight/delayed my growth and puberty...so ugh..scared...i know that having boobs is a big trigger for me, i just cant accept having a women-like figure, which is so odd, for most non ed people to get. But i have to accept where my body goes..as hard as it is change .... I guess that is part of why i am scared to gain more weight, from thus far..the fear of being more womenly and having the chance for my boobs/hips etc..to form out more. :/

p.s i hate the word boob and breast! why am i so appalled at the idea of boobs..on me?

Omg, before ED I filled a 32 D PERFECTLY. Now I'm, what, 32 A? B? at best. No one even believes that :'( I wear the extreme push up and my friends, who didn't know me pre ED are like you were NEVER a 32 D. Ugh.

Mine haven't really grown, even with my weight gain. I have no clue what to do. I guess I'll just keep eating my healthy fats? 0.0

izzyy23: how long have you been in recovery and at a healthy weight? becuase i'm even approaching an overweight bmi because i'm just so desperate to make my boobs grow and my hairloss stop :(

So before ED i was a 34 nearly C and i shrunk to like AA.  I was 13 and just a little taller than 5'1 when i shrunk and after a year of getting better i am now 14, still just a bit taller than 5'1 and i am a 32B now.  I am done growing height wise((my doc could tell by xrays)) but my boobs have been growing slightly for the passt 3 months which was right around when i reached my healthy bmi.  Im currently 2 pounds below my preED weight. 

After going through anorexia and recovery my view on myself changed extremely...i now LOVE myself and dont complain about anything.  I except myself for who i amand i dont freak if i gain another pound.  I think curves are beautiful and skinny is unattractive((that wasnt meant to offend anyone)) my hips have grown along with my butt and boobs perfking up again and im loving it =] i still eat enough to gain slowly because i find no harm in it =]

Give your boobs time....they will grow back when theyre ready....or they might now grow at all.  But love yourself for who you are.  People dont love you for your boobs...they love you for you =] just focus on fixing your mind and your heart and your self image.  LOVE YOURSELF LADIES!!!!

Original Post by summerlovin13:

So before ED i was a 34 nearly C and i shrunk to like AA.  I was 13 and just a little taller than 5'1 when i shrunk and after a year of getting better i am now 14, still just a bit taller than 5'1 and i am a 32B now.  I am done growing height wise((my doc could tell by xrays)) but my boobs have been growing slightly for the passt 3 months which was right around when i reached my healthy bmi.  Im currently 2 pounds below my preED weight. 

After going through anorexia and recovery my view on myself changed extremely...i now LOVE myself and dont complain about anything.  I except myself for who i amand i dont freak if i gain another pound.  I think curves are beautiful and skinny is unattractive((that wasnt meant to offend anyone)) my hips have grown along with my butt and boobs perfking up again and im loving it =] i still eat enough to gain slowly because i find no harm in it =]

Give your boobs time....they will grow back when theyre ready....or they might now grow at all.  But love yourself for who you are.  People dont love you for your boobs...they love you for you =] just focus on fixing your mind and your heart and your self image.  LOVE YOURSELF LADIES!!!!

 summerlovin13,

I cant begin to tell you how much I needed to hear that!  Such wisdom from such a young woman!  Thanks for the reminder to love ourselves and to focus our hearts and minds on what we can change.  You are so right, breast size isnt important in the grand scheme of things.  HUGS

aw im glad i could help =] i love you guys so much!!!!!

Original Post by brookie_cookie73:

izzyy23: how long have you been in recovery and at a healthy weight? becuase i'm even approaching an overweight bmi because i'm just so desperate to make my boobs grow and my hairloss stop :(

I've been in recovery (on and off...with some relapses) for 8ish months. I'm not at a completely healthy weight yet...I haven't weighed myself in 2 weeks.

Wish I could help you with the boobs (if only I had the magic answer!) but for hairloss, it's ALL about the omega-3s. I eat salmon 1-2 times a week, and nuts DAILY. I've noticed a huge improvement over what it was like in the midst of ED, despite straightening and blowdrying my hair daily (naturally quite frizzy and wavy).

All the weight may seem to go in one place at first but it will settle out and move around once your body is used to having nutrition in you.

The biggest thing is that your hormones need to be in check. Hormones + period = breasts. You may not have lost your period, but because of your restricting your body has still neglected your femininely needs. Give it time and your body will fix itself up :)

My breasts (I as well hate the word boob) were rather small pre-anorexia (about 34A) as I was always underweight and 'curves' simply do not run in my family. However, during starvation they slowly shrunk down to AA and AAA sizes until I got to the point where I didn't need to wear bras. Although I've gained 30lb, I am still very much underweight at a BMI of 14, and so far haven't seen any growth in the chest area...

Original Post by izzyy23:

Omg, before ED I filled a 32 D PERFECTLY. Now I'm, what, 32 A? B? at best. No one even believes that :'( I wear the extreme push up and my friends, who didn't know me pre ED are like you were NEVER a 32 D. Ugh.

Mine haven't really grown, even with my weight gain. I have no clue what to do. I guess I'll just keep eating my healthy fats? 0.0

 SAME! like exactly!

it sucks, i feel your pain sista;)

I didn't have any boobs before my ED and I still don't. I wear an A now, although I still have trouble filling them out. Before my ED I at least could fit into an A better. I think if my boobs were getting bigger as I gained weight, I'd have more incentive to keep gaining, lol.

before ED, I was...idk, maybe a 32B? at my lowest I wore the kiddie bras I wore when I was seven. and now I'm a 32A. it's not really that small on someone my age (I'm 13) but my boobs are extremely disproportional compared to the rest of my body considering I'm at >20 BMI now. :(

anyways back to the originial question, it took about a year for me. I still might be growing but idk.

i just finished my 3rd period since recovery today and no new growth at all :(((

Wowww. No hair, no "breasts", and now i gained a bunch of NEW weight for no freaking reason! From what you've all said it seems like they don't really grow back ever.

I feel so fat and hideous i just wanna go back to restricting... 

Do NOT go back to restricting. That could be the worst thing you can do. 

I know it seems like your hair and boobs will never grow back, but they will! You just have to give it time, the wont grow back over night. You put your body through hell when restricting and it takes time for your body to trust itself again and recover.

The new weight it prob just water weight, sense you were on your period.
Plus you shouldn't worry to much on weight, if you want you hair and body to be heathy again you have to make sure you're getting enough nutrition. 

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