Water weight is the pesky weight you carry different times of the month from hormonal change, after having a sodium laden meal, when you are dehydrated or even when stressed. Water weight is the annoying weight that causes your rings to not fit, pants to be tight and have you feeling cranky and insecure. Water weight is the culprit of your mood swing as you feel inadequate and plain uncomfortable. So are you destined to pesky water weight because of hormonal change and eating out? Absolutely not because there are ways to get rid of the water weight and hello to your slim, sculpted waistline.
1. Sweat It out with an Endurance Workout
After I delivered my third baby I had a really poor reaction to delivery, extreme water retention. It was so bad I could not even get my shoes on so I did the only solution I could think of and my doctor agreed; I ran. After going for a several mile run every day for over a week, the water weight vanished and I was back to normal. Sweat out that pesky water weight with an endurance workout and relieve your body of bloating!
2. Eliminate Caffeine
As much as you may love that eye opening stimulant of caffeine, this can contribute to annoying water retention. Caffeine can dehydrate your muscles and have you holding excess water in your body so eliminate caffeine to rid your body of that stressful water weight. Feel and look better as a result!
3. Drink Water
Drink plenty of clear fluids to rid your body of water weight. H2O is the way to go to hydrate your body, aid digestive processes and kick that annoying water weight to the curb!
4. Add Lemon
Add some lemon wedges to your water and although you may make more visits to the bathroom, it will be worth it. Lemon is a natural diuretic so you will pee more when you add this to your water but the good news is this is helpful in eliminating the bloating! So squeeze that lemon in your water and drink your way to a slimmer, bloat free day!
5. Go for a HIIT Workout
HIIT (high intensity interval training) is ultra-effective in slimming and sculpting the body so move your body slim. Go for a 40 minute sweat session to sweat out the sodium and bloat. As a result, you will feel and look better almost immediately.
6. Elevate Your Feet
Kick those feet up and relax to better your body. Elevating your feet can alleviate inflammation, better your circulation and eliminate the bloat. Amazing how something as simple as resting your feet can help you to get rid of that pesky water weight. So pick your feet up and rest your way to a bloat free day!
7. Get to Bed Earlier
If you are harboring stress due to a lack of sleep your body will secrete the hormone cortisol, which is a weight gainer. You will find yourself not only sleep, but bloated and uncomfortable. So aim for 7-9 hours of sleep to combat the water retention and recharge your batter!
With all these tips to get rid of the bloat, follow along, drink plenty of water and do not forget to get your fit on. Are you ready to better your body and your life?