Diet Changes That Can Help Relieve Water Retention
- Reduce your sodium intake.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Drink up to eight glasses of water a day.
- Add 15 minutes of aerobic exercise daily, especially on the days you are retaining fluid. (Exercise reduces stress and promotes blood circulation, which creates a positive effect on your metabolism and this in turn assists the body in regulating itself.)
This morning I got up and did a 30 minute workout of walking/jogging in place, leg lifts, stretches and a little bit of dancing. I hate watching a video to workout. I prefer to either turn on some peppy music or just watch television and get moving.
After my workout, I went to take my shower. The whole time I was in the bathroom the scales were calling out to me. So, against my better judgement, I decided to weigh again today. (I usually don't allow myself to weigh more than once a week.) But, it proved to be a positive experience; I had lost one and half pounds.
It was a relief to see a little bit of that gain was gone and it really gave me a boost of motivation for the week to come.
Till next time....God bless!