The human body is full of water, almost 70% of it to be exact, yet sometimes your body will store unusual amounts of water, which can leave you feeling and looking bloated.
If you are conscious of your weight then this bloated appearance will certainly not be good.
Luckily for you there are ways to get rid of water weight, read on to find the best methods that you can use.
#1: Cut back on processed foods
As well as its overall weight loss benefits, cutting back on processed food or junk food is a good idea to help reduce water weight.
Foods such as crisps and canned foods are full of sodium (salt) that can cause your body to retain water, I would suggest consuming natural foods if possible.
#2: Eat more raw foods
There are certain foods that can act as a natural diuretic, for example you could add the following to your diet:
- Green beans
#3: Be more active
We all know that regular exercise is good for your overall health, but did you know that it is also good for helping to relieve water retention too?
Exercise can help to expand the blood vessels within your body, which will help to release water and toxins from your body.
#4: Drink more water
You may think that drinking water would worsen the water retention issue, however the opposite is true.
If you are not getting enough water then your body will retain it naturally.
#5: Cut your sugar intake
The sugar found in your food can cause water retention. This is because this intake of sugar will cause a spike in your insulin levels.
This means that you should try to avoid:
- Soft drinks etc
Cutting back on these are also a good tip for weight loss in general.
#6: Replace salt with herbs
As mentioned already, the salt from food can cause water retention so it makes sense not to add salt to your food either.
To add a little flavour to your meals try using herbs as a seasoning instead.