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Water Retention and Body Hydration

Some people wishing a slim appearance become concerned with water retention. If this is you, then you'll be surprised to discover that drinking water keeps the body from retaining water. Your body hydrating properly recognizes the plentiful source and stops the water retention bit.

Furthermore, your same body hydrating properly uses up fat faster which in turn leads to that slim figure. Water is essential because the body is constantly undergoing a chemical process.

Dehydration is easy to spot. Lack of tears or drying eyes is one of the signals. Feeling lightheaded is another common symptom. Dehydration is often felt after a full meal, especially if it contains generous doses of salt, as in eating a pizza.

The most obvious sign is a dry mouth. In an extreme case, dehydration can lead to vomiting and nausea.

Proper Body Hydrating Methods

Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day and your body will not hang onto the water it already has. It will freely use the water to excrete harmful ingredients and to remove solid waste.

The liver and kidneys need water to do their job. The liver filters the blood, but it needs plenty of water. When the kidneys lack water, the liver has to compensate. Meanwhile the body can't process fat and begins to retain it. With your body hydrating properly, it's easier to lose weight.

Drink water evenly throughout the day. Drink large glasses of water and then sip water continuously. At work, keep a glass of water handy at your desk and keep sipping. Condition yourself to drink water even when you don't feel thirsty.

Drinking other fluids is not the same as drinking water. They add calories, sugar, and additives. If you must feel a taste in your taste buds, make your own fruit water by adding lime, lemon, or small amounts of berry juice.

Although caffeine increases the rate at which the body burns fat, it is also a diuretic. That is, it makes the body become dehydrated.

Once excess water is removed, the body processes work more smoothly. Muscle tone improves and skins plumps richer with a more youthful look.


Stop Retaining Water By Drinking Water Regularly

Start drinking water early in the morning and continue until two or three hours before bedtime. Water is so inexpensive and non-fattening. Our bodies are made up of 60% water. Bodybuilders dehydrate themselves before a competition to make their muscles stand out and look more defined. It goes to show how water affects muscles, skin, and organs.

The best antidote to water retention is to drink plenty of water. No one should be as concerned about retaining water as they should be about drinking enough water.

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