Bloating may sneak up right when you plan to wear your skinny jeans or a bodycon dress.
Sometimes when you find it hard to button your regular pants, it can be due to gas or a temporary increase in the water weight.
It’s completely natural for our body to witness weight fluctuations. In most cases, the biggest culprit for water weight is the overconsumption of salt.
Your kidneys regulate how much body your body maintains or excretes. Consuming a high salt diet makes your kidney hold back water to dilute the high salt level.
Hormonal changes and the menstrual cycle can lead to puffiness too. Here are 5 easy ways to get rid of water weight:
1. Get moving
Exercising can make you feel good, debloat you and flush out the water weight. Exercise makes you sweat and sweating helps get rid of water from your body.
2. Eat less processed food
Processed food is full of salt and salt as we all know is the culprit for excess water weight. Thus, it’s best to limit your processed food consumption. You will be surprised to know that three-quarters of your salt intake comes from processed food.
3. Eat more potassium
Sodium and potassium balance each other. Potassium is also important to regulate blood pressure. Potassium is one nutrient people don’t get enough of. You can increase your intake of fruits and vegetables to maintain the potassium levels in the body.
Have more coconut water, broccoli, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, oranges, dried fruit like prunes and raisins and dark green leafy vegetables.
4. Add magnesium
Magnesium is an electrolyte that helps regulate the fluid balance in your body. Include avocado, leafy greens, almonds and beans in your daily diet to maintain your magnesium levels.
5. Have more water
Consuming water helps dilute the sodium in the body. You will be surprised to know that feeling thirsty is the first sign of being dehydrated. Thus, drink water even before you feel thirsty.