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Retaining fluid - help!

Postby MissE » Sat May 10, 2008 2:34 pm

I was hoping someone would have some helpful advice. I'm retaining fluid like crazy! I drink heaps of water and I've been following my eating plan but every morning when I wake up I'm puffed up like a sausage! I know its messing with my weighing, because I *feel* like I've lost weight but the scales arent moving and I'm so puffy!!
Anyone got any secrets to getting rid of excess fluid?
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Re: Retaining fluid - help!

Postby Czarina » Sun May 11, 2008 3:35 pm

I find that potassium is good, the day before weigh-in, I'll make sure I have plenty of bananas and avocado (rich in potassium), take a multi-vitamin, and of course, avoid sodium and it helps enormously!
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Re: Retaining fluid - help!

Postby SarahC » Tue May 13, 2008 10:45 am

I fully sympathise! I'm the same at the moment... my fault completely though due to overindulging the last couple of days.

What helps me is to cut out the carbs for a few days, that works like anything! I also get into the herbal diuretics and that also helps a little bit.

Hope you feel better soon :)
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Re: Retaining fluid - help!

Postby MelbGirl08 » Fri May 30, 2008 9:27 am

Agree with the carbs comment above - they're a nightmare!

Try a natural duiretic like dandelion tablets, they worked for me. :D
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