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How to Get Rid of Water Retention- Causes of Water Retention

How to Get Rid of Water Retention- Causes of Water Retention

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Water retention can make you feel bloated, achy and uncomfortable. Weight gain due to condition can be avoided by adopting certain healthy habits and steering clear of a few that are not.

How to get rid of water retention

Cut out excess salt.
One of the biggest causes is a diet with excess sodium. One way to avoid this scenario is to eat a well-balanced diet that is not overloaded with salty foods. Fast foods, processed meats, and “low fat” microwave meals are all loaded with salt and can cause the body to retain fluids.

Clean up your diet.
Eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, and foods that are not processed can help keep your body in a healthy balance. Include as much fresh food in your diet as you can, and be weary of salt content in packaged and canned foods to keep retention from coming back.

Drink more water.
Drinking enough fluids can also help you drop extra weight; however, plain old h20 is the only fluid that provides a real benefit in helping you flush out the excess sodium. Cut out all alcohol and sodas, even diet; the carbonation is one of the usual suspects.

Get moving!
The next best thing you can do to get rid of fluid retention is to exercise. A regular exercise routine will help to keep your body’s balance in check by not only sweating out excess h20 but also the sodium that causes you to retain it. This will help you quickly shed uncomfortable water weight. Check out Fitness Blender's free full length workout videos for ideas on how to get a good sweat going without an expensive gym membership.

The last way that you want to feel, especially if you have been working really hard to lose weight, is fatigued and bloated. If you adapt healthy eating habits, a commitment each day to proper hydration, and an exercise routine, you will find it much easier to get rid of weight gain from retention.