Water weight occurs when you are suffering from continues inflammation, or following a poor diet chart. All of these pave ways to fluid retention that makes you look bloated, puffy and paunchy- out of no-where. Let’s find out what steps are needed to be taken, if you want to reduce water weight. 

Do Medical Testing

Before you start exploring different methods to reduce water weight, do go for a thorough medical check-up, to dig out the reasons behind that sudden paunch and fluffiness. Is it pre-menopausal hormone level shooting haywire? Or your lungs are not working properly? Only when you get to know the facts, the real treatment should roll.

Go Modest With Salt

Say bye-bye to chips, nachos, fried chicken or other processed stuff from your diet. High on sodium electrolyte (that comes from salt) -these foods aggravate water retention in an undesirable way.

Despite that fact that sodium is necessary for body functionality, only 2000-3000mg / day is enough. Instead of salt, use home-made hot sauce, black pepper, garlic and ginger for seasoning.

Keep Yourself Dehydrated

Doesn’t it sound ironic? For treating water weight, you need to drink the mandatory 4-5 liters/ day. But if you go on low water consumption spree, then dehydration would raise its revolting head. Result? Desperate water retention by your body from vital sources (read: your cells) – leading to dizziness, nausea among others. Drinking adequate water would take care of your liver, kidney, brain and mood.

Cut On Carb

Your favorite penne pasta dish has an inverse co-relation with water weight. Same holds true for freshly baked breads too! Cutting-back on carb is one of the primary steps to lose water weight.  Carb shoots up hormone insulin, which in turn, increases sodium level in blood. This whole process powers up more water retention. Only a low-carb diet can show you a way out in this “water weight” trouble.

Eat More Fiber

Fiber is essential to purge your body’s intestinal tracts- thus making the passage for more fluid release.  In case you are confused from where to start off your fiber intake- do it from bingeing-on berries. Likewise, eat fresh veggies, brown rice to hold more water in your body. Don’t over-boil them though, and always cook them light with fresh seasonings.

Have Sound Sleep

When you are asleep, your body balances out the water and sodium level on its own, and flushes out the toxin via brain. A good night’s sleep doesn’t- let your dehydration level go awry and cling onto water retention (more than necessary) respectively.

Sweat It Out

Do you know that on an average- an hour of hard-hitting exercise may release 16-64 ounces of fluid from your body? Water weight gives you a “soft” look with loose fleshes. Working-out would reduce the fluid outside of cells and shift it to the muscle. That will give your body a ripped look. But don’t forget to drink plenty of fluid, when you are exercising as well.

Go For Sauna

If devoting 1 hour for exercise every day is not your cup of tea, then you may go for sauna bath thrice a week. This will do the same for your body what exercise does- reducing the water level around cells, flushing out the fluid via sweat and slashing down the bloating.

Load On Protein

At the end of the day, water weight is also “weight” and we all know how protein intake is pivotal to cut back on body mass. On the off chance you are a carnivore, and then there are so many options to gain your daily protein intake from. Take help of Google search to pursue the vegetarian sources of protein, when you are following a vegan diet.

Don’t Stress It Out

The anti-diuretic hormone, whose origin can be traced back to increased stress level, is anti- urinating! It goes like this- stress level increases hormone cortisol that in turn accelerates the growth of Antidiuretic hormone (ADH).

ADH retains water in your body by manipulating kidney and creates a mess for your body’s water adjusts.

Bid Adieu  To Cleansers

Don’t those colorful, neatly sealed bottles of cleansers look cute? Detoxifying juice is a rage now but do you know that, this fluid can weaken your lymphatic system? This will lead mess up with body’s natural release of toxin? That’s why, for water weight’s sake, ban those multi-colored bottles from your life for time-being.

Eat Water-Based Fruits

When you have stopped taking artificial cleansers to detoxify your body, what are the natural options left there? Well, nibbling on H2O loaded fruits such as watermelon, grape fruits and veggies like celery would do the needful. These foods are excellent medium to discharge the excessive sodium from your body.

Drink More Tea/Coffee

We have always heard that tea and coffee are harmful for our body (except the herbal tea), right? But in case of water weight- that dichotomy would prove wrong. Because of its “diuretics” nature, caffeine or tannin helps in increasing the volume of urinating. This in turn puts the water – weight loss in motion.

Load Up Potassium/Magnesium

Potassium rich foods such as banana, tomatoes and yogurt are known for putting the sodium level in your blood in an equilibrium state. On the other hand, magnesium rich foods like dark chocolate and leafy, dark veggies work wonderfully in decreasing the level of water retention, just before your menstruation cycle kicks in.

Have Prescribed Diuretics

In case your water weight is not going away, even after following all the above mentioned steps, then start using medically prescribed (give emphasis on “prescribed” part here) diuretics or “water pills”. These pills will flush out additional water and salt from your kidneys. Warning: Once you start taking diuretics, you will pee more often, even multiple times in an hour.

Our body consists of 60% water. When the balance goes haywire, it leads to water weight gain. To treat it, first go back to root case- Is it due to poor diet or for any hidden illness? Then only you can take the necessary steps to bring your weight back to normal.