If you've suddenly gained a few pounds over a couple of days, you might be alarmed if there doesn't seem to be a reason for it. It may be possible that this sudden weight gain is just water retention (when the body fails to eliminate excess water).
Why does it happen?
There are a vast range of factors that can cause water retention including consuming high amounts of sodium or carbohydrates, dehydration, lifestyle choices, hormones, medication, or also even the weather.
So how do I recognize water retention in my body?
You can usually notice it because your extremities may be swelling. If you have difficulty losing weight despite dieting, it may also be an indicator of water retention. Other signs are swollen ankles and unexplained weight gain over a short period of time.
A way to check if you're actually retaining water is to press on your swollen skin. If an indention appears and stays for a little while, that means that you could be retaining water.
What can I do?
Try moving around and drinking more water (your body also retains water when it’s dehydrated!). When it comes to nutrition, try this:
Eat less salt.
Increase your magnesium intake (nuts, whole grains, dark chocolate and leafy, green vegetables).
Increase Vitamin B6 Intake (bananas, potatoes, walnuts and meat).
Eat more potassium-rich foods
Avoid refined carbohydrates.
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