Have you ever eaten chinese food late at night just to wake up with puffy eyes and a bloated belly? Eating salty food can cause you to retain water under the skin which looks a lot like body fat. Obviously the best thing you can do is not eat high sodium food like chinese food, chips, processed food, etc., but for the sake of this post I’ll teach you how to cut that water weight. Here are 4 Ways to Cut Water Weight Fast:
1. Drink Coconut Water
Coconut water is high in potassium which helps excrete excess sodium from the body. Really as long as you increase your potassium intake you’ll help get that excess sodium out of the body but coconut water is also a fantastic way to hydrate so I give it precedence.
2. Drink 1-2 cups of coffee or tea, but no more than 2.
We all know that coffee & tea contain caffeine, which is a diuretic. That means that they’ll help you excrete excess fluid, but be careful not to overdo it. Too much coffee or tea and your body will respond by holding onto water to prevent dehydration. 1-2 cups will be enough to flush out some excess water without risking provoking that opposite effect.
3. Sweat it out.
This is pretty obvious right? But if you’re eating Chinese food late at night chances are you aren’t in the mood to hit the treadmill. Hit it anyway. Do 20 minutes of cardio and then sit in the sauna for 10-15 minutes. You’ll feel incredible burning off that junk food, plus you’ll sweat out that water weight and excess sodium.
4. Drink lots of water.
Aim for 0.5 to 1 ounce per lb of bodyweight to flush out the excess sodium in your system. By drinking more water you’re encouraging your body to release more water through excretion. Couple that with the caffeine from your tea or coffee and you’ll be cutting out that water weight in no time.
Put all 4 pieces together and you’ll keep your body hydrated while you cut the water weight that’s disguising itself as bodyfat. And again, the best way to prevent putting on a lot of water weight is to avoid salty, processed foods and take out. It’s bound to happen sometime though so you might as well be prepared.