water weight.....?

United States
July 18, 2009 6:25pm CST
how is it... inorder to get rid of water weight ur supposed to drink more water? wouldnt that add water weight?
2 responses
• United States
18 Jul 09
Our bodies have this special "survival" mode. When you don't eat enough when you are trying to diet your body says, "Oh no.. we're not getting enough.. save it all!" and so you actually gain weight. The same is true with water. If you are not getting enough water your body tries to "save" as much as it can and so you have to drink more to get rid of what you don't want to save!
• United States
18 Jul 09
oo ok gotcha... I went on a rootbeer binge for about a month and pretty sure i gained some so now im tryin to just stick to water :)
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
19 Jul 09
That's right. A lot of times we underestimate how much water our body is using because we think what is going in one end should equal what is coming out the other. But, we also lose water through perpiration (sweat) and respiration (breathing); so, it is really easy to not drink enough water to keep you fully hydrated. Then, you slip into that "survival mode" and you start retaining water. Drink plenty of water each day and you will notice in just a day or two that you aren't retaining water any more. If that doesn't do the trick, check what you are eating for a sodium/potassium inbalance. Too much of either one will also make you retain water. Most common is too much sodium because it is in so many processed foods and beverages. Either decrease your sodium intake or eat a banana or two each day; they are full of potassium.