Carrying excess water weight can make you look bloated, There are several possible reasons why your body may retain water.
Hot & humid weather often plays a factor, as well as dietary habits, certain medications & even different health condition makes you retain water. If you retain water for no apparent reason, you may want to check with your doctor to be sure it’s not a serious underlying cause.
Otherwise, if your health checked out good, try these options:
1. Reduce sodium
A high sodium diet is one of the most common causes of water weight gain, reducing sodium intake can help you begin to release stored water rapidly. Limit the amount of salt you add during cooking, paying attention to prepared foods, many of them are loaded with a full days worth of sodium or more. The current recommendation for adults is between 1500 mg & 2300 mg – but it’s wise to stick to the lower end of that scale, especially if you’ve any health condition or if you retain of water.
2. Decrease sugar
Most people are unaware that a high sugar diet can also cause fluid retention. It’s not the sugar itself, but the excess insulin in the bloodstream making you retain water. Reducing your intake of refined sugar products can directly help you let go of water weight – you will find that it happens when you keep visiting the rest room even though you may not drunk a lot of water.
3. Drink lots of water
Finally, getting a little dehydrated can make your body hold water to protect vital body functions requiring fluid. As you begin drinking plenty of water & keep it on a regular basis, your body will start to easily release all the stored water.
You will definitely know when you start releasing the water your body is retaining. Frequency of urination will increase, & bloating in the abdomen, fingers & wrists will decrease.
For most healthy adults, these steps can easily solve the excess water retention. You can also buy over the counter diuretics, but be careful with these – too many can cause you to become dehydrated, which carries its own set of health risks.