Before we go into cons and pros of losing water weight, lets discuss why we want to do it? Why we want to lose weight in just 24 hours? Why this urgent task is so much important to us?
My friend Amelie does this job when she has to attend a party or a special event is coming up. I asked her why does she go through all these weight loss techniques for just a day. And she replied:
“I know my weighing machine does not move much but I can feel a really great difference in my body and 24 hour weight loss is all about experiencing a change in your body”.
In that case, I agree with Amelie. I do not expect a 10 pound loss in a day but these techniques can help you feel slim.
So I think the name of the article should have been “slim down in 24 hours” . But that’s not the topic, we want to know how to lose water weight in 24 hours.
I always say 24 hour weight loss is all about losing water weight. Techniques used for this procedures are as follow
- Cardiovascular exercise
- Steam Bath
- Body wraps
- Balanced diet
All these techniques help you to sweat more profusely.
What is water weight?
How many glasses of water do you drink each day? An approximate answer should be 6 to 8 glasses. For a healthy life we need 8 glasses of water per day. This requirement also depends on your workout routines. People who work hard physically, burn more calories and they need more water to keep their energy in balance.
Teenagers who play outdoor games need to drink more water as compared to adults. Before we go any further; we must know what is water weight? Is it good or bad? And we must figure out whether water weight loss is a temporary effect or it can be made permanent.
Water weight, Good or Bad?
Sometimes, it is good. As in case of pregnancy most women feel swelling on their ankles and legs. This kind of weight gain is necessary for the safety of fetus and do not worry, you will lose this weight quickly after child birth.
Female monthly periods can be a cause of water weight gain. Eat healthy and drink a lot of water through out your monthly cycle.
Drink water to lose water weight
It is a scientific observation that people who drink more water retain less water and they are less likely to gain water weight.
In simple words, when our body is fully hydrated it does not need to store water and essential fluids. But if you are on fasting or you do not drink enough water then our body needs to store water and that is the phenomenon known as water weight.
Water weight usually becomes evident in special skinny areas like your waist, belly and thigh. Water weight gives you a puffy appearance. Your arms and fingers feel like swollen.
Define Water Weight
Our body can store extra water due to hormone growth, sodium level and carbohydrates. All of this can happen because we do not eat the natural way.
In California, canned food is a common way to eat fruits and vegetables. Approximately, 60% of the population prefer canned fruit over fresh fruit. I can understand the reason behind this act.
Number one reason is that you are a busy person. When we have to handle our job and home at the same time; canned food is a good option.
This problem can be solved if you know how to
Design quick dishes.
Cooking is an art. It is a real fun thing and does not take much time. You can do cooking on your own and there are many blogs to assist you in this case.
Take a look at foodaddicts.com. These kind of blogs share healthy, tasty and easy to cook recipes. Most meals can be cooked in less than 15 minutes. So why not spent 15 minutes in designing a healthy meal for a healthy meal.
This step is not only for water weight loss. Cooking your own food helps you stay healthy and live a long life. (Do not forget, good diet plans contribute to permanent fat loss.)
Solution for water weight
So now we know what is water weight and now we want to resolve the issue. Water weight gain is not a big issue and a few pounds can be lost without much hard work.
Exercise, steam room, body wraps, and some simple weight loss tips can help you lose water weight but if you want to make big changes then go one step further.
- Increase your consumption of pure and natural water
- Reduce salt intakes in the form of cold drinks, canned food, medications and artificial drinks.
- Avoid sodium snacks and high sugar fruits.
- Take fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and fresh fruit juices.
That’s it. You have taken a great step. If you are following these steps, you can make sure that you will not gain water weight.
Losing water weight is not a big achievement
I want to resolve a misconception in this regard. Water weight is real weight. Isn’t it?
And it takes effort and time to lose water weight. But more often, losing water weight is not considered as a big achievement. Losing 4 pounds of water weight can happen in a day but losing 4 pounds of fat does not happen in an easy way.
But still, losing water weight is a first step toward achieving a slim body and you should congratulate yourself on your success.
Losing water weight gives you immediate results and it is always nice to see rewards when you are making effort.
Tips to Lose Water Weight
Sugar is a helpful substance for your body but when it is taken excessively, it becomes a poison. Sugar contributes to excessive fat storage and cellulite problems. Intake of natural sugar is always a great replacement for artificial sugar.
Natural sugar can be always obtained from fruits and it is also a great source of fiber intake.
Drink a lot of water
Naturally, our body should not retain water. We must drink necessary fluids and water because our body lose these fluids every hour. If we do not drink enough water, our body goes into dehydration mode and it tries to stick to the water weight.
It is recommended that you include natural drinks in your diet plan. Avoid soda and artificial sweeteners and replace them with green tea and natural lime juice.
Avoid Medications (Please consult your doctor)
Some medications can increase your hunger and leads to water retention.
Sometimes these medications support vital body functions like medications used for diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure. These kind of medications can have certain side effects which can lead to water weight gain.
Doctors often prescribe water pills to solve this issue.
Avoid sleeping pills and anti-depression medicines and substitute them with a natural walk, meditation, a good book or a nice hobby. Watch a comedy film and enjoy your life. This has great impacts as compared to medications.
Exercise can help you keep off water weight. Go for a natural walk or do yoga or may be cycling or whatever suits you best. Make your exercise a fun thing to do so that you can enjoy it.
Water pills are often recommended for kidney disorders. Water pills can cause an increase in urination and that is how you lose water weight.
Using water pills is not a healthy way to lose weight and it is not recommended much.
Water is naturally attracted toward sodium molecules and it can contribute to a puffy appearance and excessive weight gain. Avoid salt to lose water weight and this means you should avoid:
- Canned food with added salts
- Canned fish and meat with added salts
- Try to avoid salt in ready made sauces, soya sauce, mustard and mayonnaise.
Steam room is a good way to lose water weight. Read more on Steam room here.
Body wraps tighten your skin to help you get slim. Read more here Complete Body Wrap guide at SlimCA.
In an interview Dr.Oz said that most people suffer from health problems because they just cannot automate the system. When we are healthy, we automatically follow good habits.
It is important to read good information on health but it is also important to adopt your own style. Make a weight loss plan and stick with it so that you can automate your life. In this way life becomes easier otherwise, it becomes so hard to avoid salt and sugar.
To your weight loss success.