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Old 06-20-2002, 01:01 PM   #1
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Retaining Water Weight

I was just wondering if anyone new of a safe but effective way to lose water weight without a prescription. I drink water all day long, but still fell very bloated by the end of the day, and my legs feel swollen, and eyes are puffy.
Any suggestion please.

 
Old 06-20-2002, 02:32 PM   #2
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Re: Retaining Water Weight

yes. cut your salt intake& try a b complex supplement. i have the same problem.

 
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Old 06-20-2002, 07:06 PM   #3
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Re: Retaining Water Weight

also, eat lotsa cucumbers, strawberries,&melons.

 
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Re: Retaining Water Weight

Why are you drinking so much water if it makes you feel swollen and uncomfortable? drinking water is a recomendation, not a religious requirement.

And, one very sound way of getting rid of water is to exercise, vigorously. that stuff that makes your shirt damp after running or biking or lifting weights is water. lost water.

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Re: Retaining Water Weight

Hey don't knock the water....it's really the best diretic there is, but do cut back on the salt and try and get your feet up too. Cut back on anything that tastes sweet except once a day too. This really does work. Have a veggie thats low carb. and a low fat protein,like breast of chicken steam with garlic powder. Try to always get alittle protein with the veggie. Cucumbers are low carb. so are green peppers,celery(not too much celery it can be toxic),asparagus, and Any type of lettus. Also if your blood pressure is fine,and after the swelling goes down for awhile bring salt back in your diet. My daughter uses sea/salt with iodine. I don't need the iodine (thyroid meds. for life) so I take a good mineral sea/salt. 1/4teas. per quart.I just take it in a small amount of water,am and pm. If I have any swelling(which I don't anymore) Then I cut way back for a couple days. Good luck. Diana PS: try and get some walking in when your not as swollen like the mornings, it does make a diff. if you try and stay mobile at some point in the day.<p>[This message has been edited by drs (edited 06-21-2002).]

 
Old 06-21-2002, 08:39 AM   #6
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Re: Retaining Water Weight

Good Morning All,

I always thought the best way to lose water is to drink water and that way you will go to the restroom. And also by watching salt intake. I know that my fingers will swell if I eat a lot of salt.

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Re: Retaining Water Weight

I know this must seem like i'm repeating myself, but just to emphasize: absolutely nobody who exercises vigorously has a problem with over-hydration. as most of us know, the problem of under-hydration is much more common in this group.

exercising until you sweat, a lot, is the key to reducing water bloat.

also, still repeating the earlier post, i've searched and searched and never found good evidence for the always-repeated advice to drown yourself with gallons of water per day. so do it if it helps you, cut it out down a step if it makes you uncomfortable. just use common sense, here.

reducing salt and elevating your feet also will help, but don't elevate instead of exercising, do so AFTER exercising!

hope this was helpful.

sean

 
Old 06-23-2002, 06:24 AM   #8
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Re: Retaining Water Weight

You can drink a cup of hot water with the juice of half a lemon in it twice a day. It works like a mild diuretic.

 
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I agree with Sean--EXCERSISE and watch your salt. If that doesn't work, then check with your doc. Keep us posted!!

 
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