What is Water Weight?

A lot times you hear people doing all the cardio they can possibly handle, destroying their core, claim their diet is on point but they just can’t seem to lose that extra baggage.

Before we go into the details of this topic, first we need know that body fat and water weight are two different things. Basically water weight is when your body stores water and it becomes dehydrated and this extra water gives us that bloated appearance. This isn’t H2O water – this is water you get from eating high sodium food or drinking certain things.

1. Diet Plan

The main thing to focus on is that you stop eating foods with high water retention this being such foods as pretzels, chips, dairy, bread, pasta, and rice. Of course, anything that is processed. The goal is to limit the sodium intake that comes along with these foods as well as trying to avoid foods that expand especially with water.

The recommended intake of sodium is 2300mg a day, but most of us go over that in just one meal. Don’t be fooled by advertisements that say low calories or low fat foods because it’s just a marketing tactic. It could be low in certain things but high in the other. We’re not telling you to stop having sodium because it does actually keep the heart pumping.

You can eat vegetables that are rich in potassium such as avocados, peas, carrots, asparagus, green beans, spinach, kale, and any other vegetables that are rich with potassium. Those are all top vegetables to lose water weight.

Fruits that are high in potassium includes banana, oranges, grapes, pineapple, and watermelon.

Have you ever been thirsty and when you had a watermelon and it satisfies your thirst? That’s because watermelon contains a high amount of water which helps flush out the salt in your body.

2. More Water!

This step to losing water weight is actually the easiest one on the list. Water can help increase your metabolism by flushing out the salt from your body. It is recommended to drink water to lose weight because there’s a chance that your body may be retaining water, due to not having enough water in your body to begin with, which in turn causes your body to hold more water for a later time. Not only that, water allow your system to function smoothly.


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