Natural Home Remedies for Water Retention
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Water weight and bowel weight can cause HUGE weight fluctuations. Even though it's completely normal to wake up one morning and see the scale go up by as much as 5 lbs, I still freaked out! I started googling "how to lose water weight." I know, I know! I've been fighting this scale mentality for decades. I need to focus on the overall trend, not the day to day weight.
This weekend, I plan reducing my salt, drinking plenty of water, hot water with lemon juice, and food from this list of diuretic foods to help eliminate water retention:
I'm not going to eat anything completely disgusting! But this list of foods look fine & healthy to me. I'm also not going to do crazy stunts, like go in the sauna in a parka. I'm not going to take diuretic pills, or starve myself. Nothing harmful.
Can I take a moment here to complain about my bunion? That's the swelling of the big toe knuckle. My bunion has been hurting for a week. When I go to get my next cortisone shot in the knee, I'm going to ask the dr to take a look at my foot, too.
Yesterday, 4th of July, I was helping friends build, and someone got his thumb messed up in a table saw, and we had a trip to the ER. I'll save you grisly details. He'll be OK.
How did you celebrate 4th of July?