Monday, July 21, 2008

How to Lose Water Weight Quickly

If you tend to retain water, then it is likely that you are not getting enough water to start with. If you are not drinking proper amounts of water then your body will trigger its natural defense mechanism to dehydration and store up as much water as it can. It may seem a little crazy to say drink more water to not retain as much water, but think of it in terms of money. When are you most likely to hold on tight to your money? When you have a little or when there is an excess flowing into your bank account?

Not only can you increase your water intake but you can try these as well. You will find that if you make other small changes you will lose the excess water weight you have. Limit your salt or sodium intake to only 1500mg a day. Not only will this help in not retaining water you will also get many other health benefits from just limiting salt or sodium. Canned, frozen, processed and packaged foods are some of the main sources for excess salt and sodium. You can avoid this by preparing fresh vegetables for you meals. Drinking distilled water, since it has no salt in it, is also a good way to eliminate some of the salt in you daily intake.

You can also use naturally diuretic foods to help you lose that unwanted water weight. Her are some of the more common ones: Artichokes, Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Oats, Tomatoes (also aid metabolism), Watermelon and Watercress. There are also some great diuretic drinks recipes available for free on the internet. Try some of these to see which ones you like the best.

Eating less carbs can help you lose more water also. Did you know that each stored gram of carb holds three grams of water? The gradual break down of muscle proteins, which is inevitable when losing weight, will also add to water weight loss. The portion in muscles holds up 4 times its weight in fluids.

Losing water weight quickly can really boost your motivation when it comes to keeping on a weight loss plan. Seeing a large decrease in your weight on the scales is great. Even after the initial weight loss these changes and information will help you in the long term. Learning different ways to eat and drink improve the chance of keeping the weight off. If weight loss is something you are still struggling with, then I encourage you to not quit and to keep trying because the solution may be just one more click away.

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