5 Tips to Shed Unnecessary Water Weight

5 Tips to Shed Unnecessary Water Weight

1. Sleep
Prioritize your sleep! How much sleep do you average per night? Is it quality sleep? Healthy amounts of sleep help regulate water and sodium balance. 

2. Exercise Regularly
Exercise is one of the best ways to properly hydrate your muscles and lose excess fluid through sweat! We challenge you to implement just 10 minutes of more physical activity into each day. 

3. Take Electrolytes 
Don't forget about electrolytes! Electrolytes help regulate your water balance. The more water you drink, the more electrolytes your body needs. 

4. Eat More Bananas 
Foods that are rich in potassium help balance sodium levels. Other potassium-rich foods include green leafy vegetables, potatoes, oranges, and cantaloupe. 

5. Stay Hydrated 
Don't forget that water bottle! Hydration actually decreases water retention! If it is dehydrated, your body will hold onto water to prevent your water levels from lowering too much. 

BONUS TIP! Begin a Low-Carb Diet
If you're going on vacation, begin a low-carb diet a few days prior! 

Excess carbohydrates are stored in your body as glycogen, and glycogen attracts water. When you go on a low-carb diet, your body breaks down your glycogen as a source of quick fuel and as the glycogen is broken down into glucose, you shed the water that was bound to the molecules. This is a common way that models trim up before photo shoots. 

Please remember to diet safely.



The SB Fitness Equipment Team 

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