When you’re bloated, you can’t get relief quickly enough. Not only are you uncomfortable, but all that excess water you’re holding is making your whole body swell up like a balloon. Your face feels puffy, your belly is distended, and your fingers look like sausages. To get rid of water weight fast and get relief, follow these quick, safe, and easy tips to get rid of all that hydration.
First of all, limit your salt intake and get hydrated. If you are lacking water, your body will start storing it. Salt will also leech the water out of your system so your body will hold onto whatever hydration it has, leading to bloat. Drinking more water (take your weight, divide it by 2, and this is how many ounces of water you need daily) will lessen your water retention so you won’t bloat so often, and will also treat your current bloat issues.
Eat celery, as it is a natural diuretic and will encourage your body to expel excess water. Drinking diuretic teas like green tea or dandelion leaf tea (pick the weeds in your yard and boil a bunch for your homemade tea) will not only get rid of excess water but detoxify your body as well. Drink these teas thrice daily (morning, noon, and night) and you should notice your body getting rid of fluids right away.
Take a garlic pill. This will not only act as a diuretic, but will help break down fats as well. Adding a garlic supplement to your diet is a great way to ward of bloat and water retention and a good way to help manage and lose weight along with healthy diet and exercise.
Coffee is another way to manage bloat, but be sure to drink it without sugar, which helps cause bloat. Coffee is a natural diuretic and will help you expel more water.
Eating water-rich foods, like watermelon, cabbage, cucumbers, and lettuce can help you lose that excess water. Keep your diet light and away from dairy and salts and sugars (no junk food) to help your bloat go away sooner.
A quick herb readily available in your home for bloat is parsley. Add 2 teaspoons of parsley (dried) to a cup of boiling water, strain, and drink 3 times a day. This remedy will begin working quickly and is a quick remedy when you have nothing else.
If you experience bloat more often than usual, or cannot manage your water retention, talk to your doctor about possible causes such as diet change, medications, or hormonal issues that can be dealt with.