Water weight, also called edema, is very common and rarely a cause for concern. However, it may feel uncomfortable and can cause unwanted bloating or puffiness in the body. This article outlines simple, healthy lifestyle tips for tackling water weight. There are a variety of ways a person can lose water weight quickly and naturally. We look at the most effective techniques: 1. Reduce sodium (salt) intake An easy first step for beating water weight is to replace sodium-rich foods with low-sodium equivalents. Too much sodium, or salt, can cause immediate water retention. This is because the body needs to keep its sodium-to-water ratio balanced to function properly, so will hold on to water if too much salt is consumed. The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day. An average American will eat over 3,400 mg every day. Table salt is very high in sodium, but 75 percent of the sodium people consume is hidden in processed foods. … [Read more...] about How to lose water weight naturally
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You step on the scale and you’re magically five pounds lighter than you were at your last weigh-in. Yaaaas!But before you do a little happy dance or treat yo’ self to the chocolate hiding in your freezer behind the broccoli, it’s worth knowing if you legit lost weight or you’re just dehydrated.So, we asked an R.D. for the questions you can ask yourself to find out if you're dropping fat or just a whole bunch of H2O. Here's your pop quiz. (Learn how bone broth can help you lose weight with Women's Health's Bone Broth Diet.)1. When Was the Last Time You Weighed Yourself?Weight-loss transformations don’t happen over night, and it’s extremely rare to lose more than one-quarter of a pound of fat in 24 hours. That's especially true if you’re approaching weight-loss in a healthy, no-crash diet way, says Washington, D.C.-based registered dietitian Jessica Swift. However, over the course of the day or night, it's possible that you could lose … [Read more...] about ‘Did I Really Lose Weight—Or Is It Just Water Weight?’
Many people live in nations where the majority of people are overweight or obese. In the US, for example, only one-quarter of the adult population has an ideal weight. In those ages 17 and under, 50% are at a normal weight. Less than 20% of those who lose weight keep that weight off, while the rest follow a circular pattern of weight loss, maintenance, followed by weight gain. Carrying excess weight can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Dieting for weight loss is not a permanent solution. In order to lose weight safely and sustain that weight loss over time, permanent and healthy lifestyle changes must occur. You will see introductions at the end of some sections to any recent developments that have been covered by MNT's news stories. Also look out for links to information about related conditions. Successful weight loss does not require following a specific diet such as Weight Watchers or low glycemic, but rather eating … [Read more...] about 10 Tips For Successful Weight Loss
Many people want to lose weight quickly and easily, but this is not necessarily healthy. Depending on the method, rapid weight loss can lead to problems ranging from short-term dehydration to malnutrition and additional weight gain in the long term, in a process known as "yo-yo dieting." Reasons for wanting to lose weight rapidly range from wanting to look good for a wedding, to qualifying for a sports activity. When the human body consumes less energy than it requires, it uses its stored energy. At rest, the body uses a mix of fat and glucose for fuel. The central nervous system uses only glucose for energy. When a person starts fasting, the body begins to use up its glycogen stores, the body's store of glucose. Humans mainly store glycogen in the cells of the liver and the muscles. When the glycogen runs out, the body starts breaking down amino acids from proteins in the body to make glucose. Glycogen holds water, so losing glycogen or protein means losing water. The … [Read more...] about Is it Possible to Lose Weight Quickly?
Sugar, as many of us know by now, is a key contributor to rising obesity rates not only in the United States but globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that since 1980 worldwide obesity has doubled and that in 2014, global numbers were at 1.9 billion adults being overweight with 600 million of those considered obese. When we swap out sugar-laden soda, energy, and sports drinks for fresh, clean, calorie-free water, we are automatically reducing our calorie and sugar intake. A study published in 2007 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1) came to the conclusion that sugar intake, fructose in particular, plays a part in the rise of cardiovascular disease, which in turn suggests that fructose may also play a role in obesity, which is linked to cardiovascular disease. More studies need to be done to prove the hypothesis, but it seems that the rise in sugar intake corresponds with the rise in people who are overweight and diabetic. So, … [Read more...] about Does Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?
Water is incredibly essential for the human body. In fact, the average adult body is made up of 50% to 65% water. Water is used in the organs, tissues, and cells of the body to help regulate temperature and maintain necessary body functions, such as eliminating waste and transporting nutrients. In other words, water is a carrier—it distributes vitamins, minerals, and glucose to nourish your cells. It also helps remove toxins from the body through the urine and feces. I make it a priority to drink a lot of water every day. The general recommended daily intake of water is eight to 10, eight-ounce glasses of water per day. That’s around 64 to 80 ounces a day. However, the Institute of Medicine recommends men consume an average of 125 ounces of water daily, and women drink approximately 91 ounces each day. Don’t forget that you can also consume water through food, such as vegetables and fruit. There is often debate about what type of water is best for your health. Is … [Read more...] about 6 Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water
There are so many weight loss products out there. If you cruise by any health shop, there are shelves full of shakes, mixes, and the odd potion promising the loss of pounds without much effort on the consumers’ part. More often than not, these are bogus and yield far short of the results they promise. What’s interesting is that weight loss help can come from easier sources than one might expect. These days, reports of lemon water benefits and using lemon water for weight loss are becoming prominent. The small yellow citrus fruit is being touted as a great aid for dropping excess pounds, which people are constantly looking for. It’s worth stating that lemon water will not act as a weight loss agent in and of itself. Rather, when used as a substitute for higher calorie beverages like energy drinks, coffee, and juice, it can assist with the weight loss process. As mentioned before, the lemon water detox and lemon water cleanse is obvious. Lemon water benefits the body … [Read more...] about Lemon Water for Weight Loss and Other Health Benefits
Who doesn’t love Rachael Ray? She is the chef and star of The Rachael Ray Show and continues to warm the hearts and bellies of aspiring chefs and foodies in America. She is known for crafting all kinds of healthy dinner recipes, as well as those famous Rachael Ray 30 minute meals, for viewers to try out at home. She even has a new line of natural dog and cat food called “Rachael Ray Nutrish.” With Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day cookbook, we can all learn some tips about cooking, but did you know that you can also pick up diet and weight-loss tips by following the television host’s example? It appeared that from 2009 and 2010, Rachael Ray lost weight and dropped two to three dress sizes. She has always been a curvy woman, so it makes people curious to know how she did it. What was her secret? Well, Ray actually underwent surgery to remove a cyst from her throat at that time. The surgery left her unable to speak for three weeks and she started to go to the … [Read more...] about Rachael Ray: Her Weight Loss, The Rachael Ray Show, Recipes, and 30 Minute Meals Quick Dinners
The ocean. Probably not where your mind goes when thinking of an infinitely renewable drinking water source. The ocean contains salt water, which isn’t suitable for drinking, right? As it turns out, there’s a unique kind of ocean water that is ideal for drinking: deep ocean water. Desalinated deep ocean mineral water is naturally pure, and a robust source of naturally occurring minerals and electrolytes, which are essential for our bodies’ everyday functions, especially when it comes to hydration. You may already know there is a direct correlation between hydration status and exercise performance. As you become more dehydrated, your performance declines, including decreased endurance, and muscle tightening and cramping. Now imagine adding heat stress into your exercise routine. Heat stress, coupled with exercise-induced dehydration, aggravates performance decline. A recent human hydration study conducted at the University of Arizona, in which my colleagues and I … [Read more...] about Rethink Your Water: Deep Ocean Water Rehydrates Better, Faster
Losing weight is a lot more complex than simply calories in and calories out. For starters, not all calories are created equal. Having lost more than 100lbs myself — after the age of 40 and perimenopausal, I might add — it is completely possible to do it naturally without surgery, pills or counting calories. In my experience, by following the five steps set out below, you’ll align yourself to achieve the healthy, sustainable and life-long weight loss you so deserve. 1 Scrap the scales Controversial, I know, but there’s so much misinformation available about weight loss, and most people fail to understand the difference between losing fat and water weight. Our bodies are made up of about 65% water, and when you first start losing weight when following a calorie-restricted diet, you’re simply flushing out large amounts of water, which causes ‘weight’ loss. … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Losing Weight — Without Counting Calories