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August 20, 2009 8:08 AM
I have a lot Water weight that i just can't get rid of and im drinking way over 64 oz of water a day and was wondering if there's anything i can add the water to help flush the weight faster? I heard that lemon helps but wasn't sure if that was true... Any one on here know how to flush water weight in a day or two??
August 20, 2009 8:12 AM
Keep drinking the water
Keep your sodium level low
Work out
Bananas help because of the potassium
Edited by Fieldsy On August 20, 2009 8:21 AM
August 20, 2009 8:20 AM
Lemon does seem to help me. The water tastes better with it too.
August 20, 2009 8:28 AM
I keep my sodium at 1500mg a day and i can't eat banana's im allergic to them..

For adding Lemons do you just add a few slices or just squeeze in the juice?
August 20, 2009 8:30 AM
While I agree that water is a great natural method, you can get tablets to help get rid of fluid retention. I'm in Ireland and they are called Aquaban or Waterfall here. I think there are also some homeopathic remedies.

Cranberry juice is used to flush kidneys if one gets cystitis or UTIs - so that has to help with flushing the system in general. You can get light versions of Cranberry juice.

Also, Health food shops would have a range of products, from teas, to tablets to lotions/ potions! A good Health Food Shop Assistant should be able to guide you.

Fennel and garlic are good blood purifiers/ detoxers.
August 20, 2009 8:37 AM
QUOTE:

I keep my sodium at 1500mg a day and i can't eat banana's im allergic to them..

For adding Lemons do you just add a few slices or just squeeze in the juice?


You could probably go even lower on your sodium. Find out what it is that contains most of the 1500 mg sodium and cut that out for a while and see what happens.
  177118
August 20, 2009 8:38 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I keep my sodium at 1500mg a day and i can't eat banana's im allergic to them..

For adding Lemons do you just add a few slices or just squeeze in the juice?


You could probably go even lower on your sodium. Find out what it is that contains most of the 1500 mg sodium and cut that out for a while and see what happens.


1500mg of sodium is perfectly fine

to the OP, what makes you think you have water weight to lose? Also, do you drink alcohol? If so how often
Edited by Fieldsy On August 20, 2009 8:39 AM
August 20, 2009 8:53 AM
QUOTE:

I keep my sodium at 1500mg a day and i can't eat banana's im allergic to them..

For adding Lemons do you just add a few slices or just squeeze in the juice?


I squeeze the juice and leave the wedge in
  127385
August 20, 2009 8:55 AM
It's water weight cause i always gain water weight when it's the time of the month and i just got off mine and plus my body is puffy.. Do drink wine at least a glass or two a night with dinner... I try to drink water with it so if i have two glasses of wine i also have two glasses of water... that way it helps flush out the wine..
August 20, 2009 8:56 AM
i just squeeze the juice in, that way i dont get all the wax and pesticides and other nasty chemicals off the skin
  184510
August 20, 2009 8:56 AM
What about Green Tea does that help flush out water weight???
August 20, 2009 8:57 AM
Potassium and magnesium are good for getting rid of water weight.

Lemons are a natural liver and kidney detoxifier.

I use lemon or lime wedges in my water too. Nice mellow flavor and satisfying.
August 20, 2009 8:58 AM
im not sure about green tea for water, but a tea that i drink that seems to help is aniceed, fennel and licorice - its REALLY nice, tastes like pilau rice to begin with but that taste dissapears and is yummy, that helps me to reduce water retention
  184510
August 20, 2009 9:02 AM
Lemons are a great choice! They are a natural detox for the body! In fact my favorite meal is skinless bare baked or grilled chicken with like....um...a million lemons squeezed on it!bigsmile plus add your pepper and you have lemon pepper chicken, and you dont need the sodium! glasses
  248587
August 20, 2009 9:03 AM
Thanks for all the info... im going to try some water and lemon and see what else i can find to get rid of this water weight...
January 4, 2010 5:04 PM
lemon and parsley flush out water weight it has worked wonders for me flowerforyou
January 4, 2010 5:21 PM
QUOTE:

i can't eat banana's im allergic to them..


Potato! :D Packs more potassium than nanners.
  359558
January 4, 2010 5:30 PM
Sauna :)
January 4, 2010 5:37 PM
I never really thought about it untill just now. I went to the doc and I had high blood pressure so I started eatting LOTS of celery and one raw garlic clove aday. It totaly flushed my body since celery is a natural diuretic. I was eatting 4-5 stalks aday. Not trying to give you any medical advice, just what I did. There are warnings all over the place about going on a "raw garlic plan" wink

Good luck. I was having the same problem this week, so I'm glad it was a reminder as to what I did.
  96787
January 8, 2010 10:33 AM
i was told it takes up to 5 days depending on how severe it is it took me 3 days its different for everyone i was also told a low sodium diet too this will prevent water weight too flowerforyou
January 12, 2010 2:10 PM
Raw Garlic is bad for you??? I eat Raw garlic all the time but i keep mine in the frig and some times put it in the microwave for about 15 seconds ....... I bought some water pills so im helping this helps... I struggle with water weight every day! It sucks :(
January 12, 2010 2:16 PM
asparagus also helps, but your pee will stink.

My mom always said when I was holding fluid to go pee every 20-30 minutes whether or not I felt like I had to go. I do that when I feel puffy and keep putting water in and it goes away pretty quickly.
January 12, 2010 4:16 PM
Tammie,
If you can find the Yogi Tea brand in your grocery store, there is one called Berry Detox. (Its not a diet or detox product)

It'll flush out all the water and it tastes really good. Its just a blend of herbs, no medicines or chemicals. I used it after NYE and it helped ALOT! I was soo bloated and it only took 2 cups and 2 days, it was all gone.

You will pee alot, so drink tons of water so you don't get dehydrated.

Holly
January 12, 2010 4:21 PM
QUOTE:

It's water weight cause i always gain water weight when it's the time of the month and i just got off mine and plus my body is puffy.. Do drink wine at least a glass or two a night with dinner... I try to drink water with it so if i have two glasses of wine i also have two glasses of water... that way it helps flush out the wine..


I'm having the same problem today. Of course I would get my first TOM in nearly two years without warning the day of my weigh-in. No wonder the scale hated me!

I've been drinking water like mad but, from what I understand, much of the water retention caused by that time of the month is due to hormones. It doesn't flush away as easily as it does if you've just had too much salt. I've been drinking boatloads of water but... no dice.

The water weight should go away on it's own within a couple days.
Edited by MercuryBlue On January 12, 2010 4:22 PM
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