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    Does having a couple of beers cause a lot of water retention?

    Hi all,

    My brother came down for a visit this weekend and i hadnt seen him in ages so i had saved up some sins from friday and saturday and when out for a drink with him.

    I had 2 pints of lager which is roughly 17 syns and a bit of food.

    Now i was expecting this to be ok but i checked my weight this morning and i have gained 2 lbs since saturday morning which i can only think is water retention as i certainly didnt ingest and excess 7000 calories over the wekend?

    Does anyone know if this is normal after alchohol as i havent been drinking for a very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Farnham_uk
    Hi all,

    My brother came down for a visit this weekend and i hadnt seen him in ages so i had saved up some sins from friday and saturday and when out for a drink with him.

    I had 2 pints of lager which is roughly 17 syns and a bit of food.

    Now i was expecting this to be ok but i checked my weight this morning and i have gained 2 lbs since saturday morning which i can only think is water retention as i certainly didnt ingest and excess 7000 calories over the wekend?

    Does anyone know if this is normal after alchohol as i havent been drinking for a very long time.

    Thanks

    Paul
    Could be-was the food you had excessively salty? If so, this could have contributed? Along with possible dehydration maybe?
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    Not sure how much more of an in depth answer is needed, yes, this can happen after drinking, and you don't tell us what food you had and whether you allowed any syns for that, so we cant tell if that's contributing or not. I wouldn't worry about it, seems a reasonable fluctuation and should sort itself out pretty quickly as long as you went straight back on plan. And I don't suppose you need me to tell you that weighing yourself on days that are not your usual weigh in day is a bit pointless too because your weight naturally will fluctuate a little. But I will, regardless, coz I'm a cheekyface like that
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    My advice would be to WI just once a week, as your weight naturally fluctuates greatly throughout the week, so you will only get a 'true' weight on your official day. Alcohol also dehydrates you, so you will retain any fluid which will show a gain on the scales, but Im sure will come off by Saturday
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    No disrespect guys but the question i asked is whether alchohol can cause water retention not when or how often i should weigh in, so i would prefer to keep on topic if thats ok.. thanks

    So to reiterate the question, Does drinking a couple of beers cause water retention?
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    Thank you for this answer

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    Alcohol also dehydrates you, so you will retain any fluid which will show a gain on the scales, but Im sure will come off by Saturday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welshtigger

    Could be-was the food you had excessively salty? If so, this could have contributed? Along with possible dehydration maybe?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dubchick81
    It will still b digesting. Weigh again tomoro n u'll see it's changed again...
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Farnham_uk
    Anyone with a more in depth answer?
    Two of us gave valid 'on topic' answers
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    Hope this helps to answer your question.....

    Contrary to what many people believe, drinking water does not cause fluid retention. In fact, drinking more water, not less, can actually help to correct the problem. However, drinking alcohol can cause you to retain water. But unless you chronically abuse alcohol, water weight gain is usually only temporary. Unfortunately, alcoholism can lead to impaired liver function, which causes excess fluid to build up in the feet, ankles and legs.
    Dehydration

    Drinking too much alcohol can lead to dehydration, and therefore, problems with water retention. People who drink heavily often need to urinate more frequently or may perspire more than usual. They also tend to drink less water and fewer other fluids. Urination and sweating both increase the amount of fluid your body loses, especially if you don't replace the fluids. When the body is dehydrated, it tends to retain water to make up for the loss. A major health concern is that when you don't keep your body well hydrated with fluids, the organs have to work harder.
    In answer to your other post, the OP & I were only suggesting/advising you not to weigh mid week as you wont get a true reflection of your weight & if you hadn't jumped on the scales you wouldn't have seen the 2lb gain lol!.....but appreciate your good question about water retention
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    Indeed and thank you for those

    Quote Originally Posted by Welshtigger View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by kim63 View Post
    I think I answered your question!
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    Thank you very much kim thats exactly the sort of information i was looking for, On a sideways note do you know if there is a list anywhere of what are the best fluids for rehydrating, as i cant stand water and instead drink diet lemonade, is this almost as good as water or am i not helping myself?

    Quote Originally Posted by kim63 View Post
    Hope this helps to answer your question.....

    Contrary to what many people believe, drinking water does not cause fluid retention. In fact, drinking more water, not less, can actually help to correct the problem. However, drinking alcohol can cause you to retain water. But unless you chronically abuse alcohol, water weight gain is usually only temporary. Unfortunately, alcoholism can lead to impaired liver function, which causes excess fluid to build up in the feet, ankles and legs.
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    In answer to your other post, the OP & I were only suggesting/advising you not to weigh mid week as you wont get a true reflection of your weight & if you hadn't jumped on the scales you wouldn't have seen the 2lb gain lol!.....but appreciate your good question about water retention
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    Water is the best form of hydration, but if you dont like it as you say, add some NAS squash. There are lots of flavours out there, so choose which one you prefer. You could also try making your own 'lemonade'! Ref drinking diet lemonade, there are Im sure, lots of theories & there is a thread on here about drinking diet coke & losing weight which might help but, from a personal point of view it wouldn't be my first drink because of all the artificial sugars.
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