Carrying excess water weight can give the appearance that someone is overweight even if they are not. Most people carry water weight around in their lower stomach which can be mistaken as fat.
Here are several steps that can eliminate this excess water weight.
Lose Water Weight Quickly by Lowering Daily Salt Intake
People can lower their daily intake of salt and this can greatly aid in losing excess water weight. To do this try putting pepper, or a salt substitute on foods. People will also want to avoid things like ham (although low sodium versions are fine), salami, hot dogs, and soups that are high in sodium as these will hinder efforts to lose excess water weight.
Follow a High Fiber Diet Plan
Create a high fiber diet plan to lose water weight fast. Fiber will flush out excess water from a person’s body. An easy way to add fiber to someone’s diet is by eating fiber rich cereal and having a cup of probiotic yogurt every day. A high fiber diet plan will keep water weight off over the long term.
Avoid Foods High in Sugar
The reason for avoiding foods high in sugar is that a person’s body slows down when trying to metabolize sugar, which in turn slows down the bodies ability to metabolize salt, which will again lead to water retention. So people seeking to lose excess water weight will need to avoid pastry foods that are high in sugar, processed snacks, cola drinks, sports drinks that are high in sugar, and limit daily intake of orange juice as it is extremely high in sugar as well.
Drink More Water
Not drinking enough water can actually cause a person to gain excess water weight. The reason for this is that, just like when the body does not get enough food, it will store what food it does get as fat, when the body does not get enough water, what water it does get it will retain in the body. To avoid gaining excess water weight, drink at least eight glasses of water each day to guarantee that the body is properly hydrated.
Get More Exercise
A quick way to remove excess water weight from someone’s body is to get more exercise. When people exercise and their body gets hot the body sweats to cool back down. To eliminate extra water the body is carrying try going for a jog, or ride a bike for 30 minutes a day. People seeking to lose excess water weight should ideally be out exercising and working up at least a small sweat for 30-40 minutes 5 days a week.