Lee, Use the internet... I have lots of issues... I am always on the internet looking for solutions to help me in everything I feel I need help with... I have a swollen ankle issue (well, I guess you can say that I HAD a swollen ankle problem)... it was way worse than it is now. When I first started this diet, that was the thing I noticed within the very first 3 days that was a very visible improvement. And when I noticed that, well, I got online immediately and typed up food that are natural diuretics or something to that effect and got this list:
28 natural diuretics that'll flush out your excess water weight…
1. Green Tea
5. Juniper berries
10. A high protein diet
11. Cranberry juice
12. Apple cider vinegar
14. Dandelion leaf tea
16. Any Natural foods with high water content
21. Brussel Spouts
What are diuretic foods & How do they help me lose weight?Diuretics will not help you burn off ugly body fat but they will help you lose excess water or fluid weight but…
The 28 foods on this page are Natural diuretics that will flush excess water weight out of your body and also help you burn fat and the reason why these Natural Diuretics help you flush out water weight is because…
Natural diuretics are natural foods or herbs that allow increased flow of urine and thereby aid removal of fluids from the body and The main reason why you may need to flush out excess water weight is…
If you accumulated a lot of excess water and got bloated from eating too much salty and sugary foods or these bad foods and/or been on a low protein diet which can all cause your body to retain lots of water and…
Now, not all are on OUR list of foods, but when I looked at that list and found those that were? Those foods went immediately onto MY LIST of foods to eat. So, now I eat those foods on a very regular basis. ALL the time... turns out that these are alot of the same foods that are good for my diabetes (remember that post of mine in my blog somewhere?)... anyway... it all is healthy stuff.
As for your question. My answer would be to #1, start having her incorporate MORE foods that will help her in that area of swelling, which is just better for her situation... and then another suggestion... try to have her start minimizing ANY seasoning... I know it's boring, but when you start to let the natural foods shine through, the foods natural flavors then shine through, too... and they do have ALOT of flavor on their own... if that isn't a winning suggestion.... and along those lines, salsa is natural and has alot of flavor, red bell peppers are a strong flavor w/o any seasoning, etc... that's what I'm talking about.. not to mention that I use garlic, ginger, olive oil, you know I like my turmeric, indian spices, etc.. stuff like that... spices without salt. You got this! ;-)
then alot of the other suggestions that are about the spices would be great ones to consider.
So excited about the 17 Day Diet. It has truly taught me new ways of eating and being healthy. Although I've not followed the daily cycles since I finished Cycle 2 at the start, I do tend to choose only foods from all three cycles. I incorporate the added carbs as I can and we are living a 17 DD Inspired life! Getting us to goal!
| current weight: 235.5