Why Should You Lose Water Weight?
Often, the reason why people look fatter then they really are isn’t because they’re carrying too much fat, but too much water weight. Water weight builds up when your body retains too much water. Often, this causes your fingers, toes, hands, and face to appear bloated and swollen. However, losing water is actually very simple.
More Means Less
In order to lose water weight you need to do something which is counter-intuitive: drink more water. It sounds crazy, I know, but the reason why your body is retaining water is often caused by lack of water. The body senses that it’s running out of water so it holds on to whatever it has, not allowing it to be released. If you want to lose water weight you need to drink more water. A good rule of thumb is to drink 8 glasses each and every day.
Other sources of water
You may be one of those people who can’t stand to drink too much water, and that’s fine. Although drinking water is the fastest and easiest way to avoid water retention, there are foods in which there is plenty of water. Fruits and vegetables in particular are rich in water and can provide some of the daily amount your body would like to receive. The juiciest the fruit is the better.
Reduce this to lose water induced weight
Another secret to losing water weight is to reduce your sodium intake. Sodium, which is abundant in salt and salty dishes, actually causes your body to retain more water. If you eat too much salt, your body will cling to the water in it like mad and you will appear bloated. So, reduce the amount of salt you eat and you will see results.
The next Step
Of course, if you really want to lose weight and keep it off, water isn’t the real issue. You need to lose water weight, but the key to long term fat loss is the right diet and fitness plan. I provide links to 2 resources at the end of the article which can help you lose weight, be healthier, and look better.