WATER AND WATER RETENTION !!!

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  1. Roch

    Roch Minimins gal x

    Start Weight:
    27st2lb
    Current Weight:
    25st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st0lb(7.37%)
    Diet:
    Low cal/low fat
    Hello everyone,have a general question and just wondered what youre oppinions are on this subject.
    I am now on Slimming world and am doing ok have lost 18.5 lbs in 2 weeks,but i suffer with water retention,i am on water tabs from the doc which work for the first 3 hrs going to the loo every 20 mins or so.
    I have not been drinking much at all most prob 3/4 ltr of water which i know is naughty.
    I am now drinking 2.5 ltrs of water daily for the last few days but it is diluted with very weak sugar free squash as i dont like plain water,but even drinking that amount of water i am still not going to the toilet very often in the afternoon.

    Do u know if it makes any difference to my weight loss or water retention probs if i drink weak sugar free squash compared to plain water and is 2.5 ltrs a day enough as i am struggling with that amount already.
    Thanks xx
     
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  3. zareena

    zareena Silver Member

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    Hi Roch, I don't think sugar free squash will really affect your weight loss.. You only need a tiny bit anyway to make it up and there's hardly any calories in it! Don't you worry, you should be fine :)
     
  4. MandyB2

    MandyB2 Moderator/CD Counsellor

    Hi Roch.. I agree with Zareena, the sugar free squash should have no significant effect on your weight loss or your fluid retention problem... At the end of the day you will still be losing fat on a reduced calorie diet like Slimming World even if the scales don't show it sometimes because of the water retention.
    It might be an idea to try a body fat monitor and record your progress like that aswell instead of relying solely on the scales.. I know how demoralising it can be when they don't paint an accurate picture of your progress. On the whole scales are a great guide, but they don't always tell the full story!!!

    love xxxxx:)
     
  5. Flopster

    Flopster Got a life thank you!

    Diet:
    Lighter Life
    Hi Roch

    I read an interesting article somewhere (I am sure it was on minimins) about drinking water. I also had a good convo with my LLC about it and the more you drink the less you retain. I suffer from water retention and my counsellor advised me to drink more to flush it out - unfortunately I can't remember the "science" behind it but it seemed to make sense (or maybe I am gullible and will believe anything).
     
  6. lardass

    lardass Silver Member

    Diet:
    seefood
    On slimming world you can have sugar free squashes but there are some that you have to count a syns !!!!!

    Just be careful and look them up before you drink loads.

    I know that the tescos sugar free blackcurrant and apple and tropical are free but that is all i know.

    If you have trouble finding out let me know my neighbour is runs a sw group.
     
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  7. Mini

    Mini Administrator Staff Member

    Start Weight:
    18st0lb
    Current Weight:
    16st5lb
    Lost(%):
    1st9lb(9.13%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hi Roch,

    During TOTM you can expect to retain water, 5lbs. would be very common.

    If your body is dehydrated it will also hold onto water and if you have too much salt in your diet which can be hidden in things like baked beans, packet soup, cereal etc.

    Being active helps with water retention also.

    Love Mini xxx
     
  8. zareena

    zareena Silver Member

    Start Weight:
    9st12lb
    Current Weight:
    9st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st6lb
    Lost(%):
    0st9lb(6.52%)
    Diet:
    Exante
    I'm soo bloated at the moment, its so annoying! I've upped my water intake to about 4.5-5L/day and I haven't noticed any improvement yet. I know it is because TOTM is round the corner but even yet so...:mad:
     
  9. canireallydothis!!

    canireallydothis!! Gold Member

    Diet:
    Cambridge!
    Im a bit the same this week with water retention, its just today when I have noticed me going to the loo loads so hopefully its on its way out, everytime I go and come back down stairs I need to go again!!!!!

    Ah well, at least Im active up and down the bl**dy stairs all the time, think ill have to move house with a downstairs loo!!!
     
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