KMOMMO - Sorry friend that sucks. Its hard to stay positive, but my advice would be to the throw the scale
out the window until you are off the meds...its only going to frustrate you. In the meantime, just concentrate on getting your points and exercising and concentrating on how good you feel and how clothes fit, etc. The other pluses to being on this program.
I pulled these self-help ideas from the internet:
Mild fluid retention can be helped in the following ways:
* Reduce the amount of salt in your diet; for instance, dont add salt during the cooking process and stop salting your meals at the table. Avoid foods like potato chips and salted peanuts. Be wary of processed foods such as manufactured meats, which tend to contain hidden salt.
* Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is thought to help in cases of mild fluid retention. Good sources of vitamin B6 include brown rice and red meat.
* Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), calcium and vitamin D help the body to excrete excess fluids. Include fresh fruits and low fat dairy foods in your daily diet.
* Supplements may help in the case of fluid retention caused by the menstrual cycle: for example calcium, magnesium, manganese, evening primrose oil and chaste tree.
* Herbal diuretics include dandelion leaf, corn silk and horsetail.
* Make sure to discuss the use of supplements with your doctor or health care professional, particularly if you are on any type of medication.
* Drink plenty of water. It may sound contradictory, but a well-hydrated body is less likely to retain fluid.
* Cut back on dehydrating drinks such as tea, coffee and alcohol.
* Cranberry juice has a mild diuretic action.
* Lie down with your legs higher than your head, when possible.
* Exercise regularly.
* Wear support stockings.
Edited by: GRACEFULTURTLES at: 9/30/2007 (16:15)
~ Grace ~
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
FYI - It's LOSE weight not loose. Loose is what you want your pants to be.
| Pounds lost: 3.6