4 Simple Steps To Help You Lose Water Retention

The phenomenon of water retention, medically known as edema, can be caused by many different factors; excess dietary sodium, heart or kidney disease or even just normal shifts in body fluid. Water retention is basically the swelling of the soft tissues of the body due to the accumulation of water in those areas. It can be responsible for weight gain and make it nearly impossible to see your abs.

Water retention can result in bloating and swelling and water weight which is often difficult to get rid of. However, there are ways to flush water from the body and maintain your weight and get a flat stomach.

Here are four ways to lose water retention – quickly!

how to lose water retention1. Drink eight to ten glasses of water. Yes, it sounds like a contradiction. But increasing your water intake is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get rid of water weight and lose belly fat. Strive to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day – more if possible. If you need a little flavour, add a lemon or lime.

2. Eat less sodium. Several factors contribute to excess water weight and if you eat a high-sodium diet, you probably deal with water retention. Pay attention to nutritional labels and reduce your sodium intake. Processed foods, frozen meals, canned foods and sodas are generally high in sodium. Avoid these foods and add fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Keep your daily sodium intake below 1,500 to 2,000 mg.

3. Take a diuretic. Also known as water pills, diuretics aid in weight loss by flushing excess water from the body. Diuretics can be purchased over-the-counter or with a prescription from your doctor. Natural or herbal diuretics are also available and they are less likely to have side effects. The most popular herbal diuretic is Uva Ursi which is derived from the leaves of the bearberry tree. Other herbal diuretics include horse chestnut and dandelion root. Caffeinated beverages also function as a diuretic but should be used in moderation.

4. Change your prescription medication. Medications such as birth control pills and prescription steroids can cause water retention. If water weight becomes a problem, talk to your doctor about an alternative medication. Switching to a different medication can reduce bloating and swelling. If this isn’t an option, maintain your weight by adhering to the above suggestions.

Unlike loose stomach fat, water weight is easier to get rid of and can take only hours to achieve. If you notice the scale suddenly jumping a few pounds, excess water is normally the reason. By following some of the tips above, you can safely and effectively lose that water weight and see your abs more quickly.

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