Gee, that Gwyneth Paltrow's so fashionable! She must have unwittingly started a trend of celebrities giving annoying quotes about their (not so?) healthy lifestyles ... Because here comes Nicki Minaj, August covergirl for Marie Claire who has confessed that she doesn't owe her covetable curves to a sweaty workout regimen. In fact, she claims, "I don't work out. I hate it." Huh?
She elaborates, "I don't mean to sound super lazy. I tried it for a time. I lost my boobs. When I feel I need to lose weight, I just change what I eat. I cut out carbs and sugar. I'll do water and protein and fruit. But I do think that you should work out. Do cardio." Ohhh jeeeze. So much of this is so wrong.
ALL carbs, huh? OR maybe just the simple ones, because complex carbs keep your blood sugar stable. And advocating working out while not doing it yourself -- oookay, way to sound like a total hypocrite. Nonetheless, I'll give her one thing -- that worry about her breasts isn't completely unfounded.
Ever since I've been working out regularly on a seriously gung-ho plan, I've noticed shrinkage in the bust region. My bra size has been all sorts of wacky -- and it's crazy how it seems to happen overnight. I bought a strapless bra to wear under my wedding gown and just a matter of a couple weeks later, it was too big. Bummer.
The fact is that our breasts consist of more fat than anything else. So when you lose weight, you're using the energy that's stored in those fat cells, and they shrink. Ironically, a lot of women believe that their breasts get smaller before other parts of their body they'd like to see slim down. Nature's cruel joke, I guess.
But still, I can't wrap my head around how it is any reason to completely throw in the towel on getting regular exercise. Wear a padded and/or push-up bra! Show off another part of your body you love, because there are sure to be many -- especially if you're working on getting in shape. Come on! If the choice is between overall fitness or having slightly bigger breasts, you clearly don't have to be a pop star-turned-American Idol judge to know -- the best way to go is a no-brainer.
Have you ever worried your breasts were shrinking due to exercise?