How To Lose Water Weight

Many people wonder how to lose water weight from bloating, over hydration, or to possibly quickly fit into an outfit they want to wear for a special event. Regardless of your reason for wanting to lose water weight, you should try to do it in a safe manner. When you lose more than two pounds per week, it usually is an indication that you are losing water weight or lean muscle.

To lose water weight, you will need:

  • A balanced diet
  • An exercise regimen
  1. Water weight will come back. Regardless of what you may have been told, losing water weight is an effective way to get into that outfit you have wanted to wear, but once your body re-hydrates itself the water weight will come back. This is where a balanced diet comes into effect. Eating a balanced meal will help your body maintain an average weight while providing your body the needed minerals and nutrients it needs to survive in a healthy state.
  2. An exercise regimen is the way to go. By burning more calories than your body takes in daily you will lose fat instead of just water weight. Remaining active helps your body move around, access water and sweat it out.
  3. Limit alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. These three things can cause you to retain more water, making the loss of water weight almost impossible.

Many people think diuretics are the way to go when it comes to losing water weight, but the problem with diuretics is very few people take them safely, and the results is dehydration. This can eventually lead to problems with potassium levels in the body and change your heart’s rhythm and should be avoided at all costs.

Resources:

Epigee Health and Fitness

World Fitness

Teen's Health