Getting rid of fluid retention...

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  1. HellieCopter

    HellieCopter Gold Member

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    A mix of things has prompted this thread...

    Ninja's posts about people eating salads and retaining water.

    Reading about the warm weather causing more fluid retention.

    Someone at work asking whether tablets like Adios work.

    So...I googled a bit. Drinking more water is supposed to help relieve fluid retention! Yay!

    How much though? Do you just keep going as much as you can, til you start to feel less bloated?

    Also, as it's my WI day today (and I'm clutching at straws for any loss I can) if I drink masses and masses, am I going to weigh more tonight? Or in theory, should it be ok as I'm just fully hydrated and normal, and not retaining?

    Waffle, sorry! But any thoughts/ideas/experience?

    Hellie x
     
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    charlottegrace1 Gold Member

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    As its cooler today I would have thought drinking plenty wouldn't have any adverse effects but in this mine field of water retention who knows . Good luck with weigh in today xx
     
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    Hi hun! Your bladder holds up to a litre at a time and so the theory behind the drinking water is that it fills and empties your bladder quicker. Rather than just having a few drinks throughout the day tat actually just stay there and make you feel bloated. As well as ensuring you stay hydrated too.

    I did a total food replacement diet and had to drink 4 litres a day on that. Obviously having no food helped to no feel bloated haha but the water i'm still doing now, i drink 2 litres a day, 3 when i can.

    Just for reference, 1 litre of water weighs 1 kg so just over 2lbs!

    I'd say just do what you have been normally as it is your WI tonight, and then experiment a bit with different amounts from tomorrow. See if it helps at all. That way it won't effect any weight loss tonight! Hope some of that makes sense!x
     
  5. princessria

    princessria is a pirate arrrgggghhhh

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    GOD THATS ALOT OF WATER I RECKON I DO A LITRE AND A HALF A DAY oops!
     
  6. miss jelly tot

    miss jelly tot CWP Consultant

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    I drink 3 litres a day. The more you drink the more you shrink, as your body does not hold onto it if it is coming more often. This may be of interest to anyone with WI .....
     
  7. HellieCopter

    HellieCopter Gold Member

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    Oooh that's helpful!!!

    This is all good stuff.

    But....when shall I stop drinking before WI so that I magically weigh 5lbs lighter? If someone could tell me that please..... LOL
     
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    My WI is at 7pm so I try not to drink anything after 4pm.
     
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    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    I drink a 2 litre bottle of water besides my other drinks during the day.
     
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    Drinking over 2 litres didn't help me much yesterday in the end. 1lb up! :( However, there were a lot of gains and my consultant did suggest water retention as a possible problem.

    I do drink quite a lot anyway, usually, but intend to keep up the 2+ litres more diligently this week and see what happens.

    Good to share advice. Thanks peeps x
     
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    I try to drink 2 litres of water a day, plus countless cups of coffee (bad I know!) but on weigh day which is at 5.30, I don't drink anything after 2.30. Probably daft, but I've always done it and in those 3 hours I squeeze out every last little drop!!!
     
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