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03-06-2008, 02:25 PM
How is it that I am totally blaoted and retaining water? Today I have had a grape fruit and an orange - much later I had a green pepper and much later I had cantelope? Any ideas?
03-06-2008, 02:32 PM
this might seem silly, but drink as much water as you can. whenever possible, drink water. if you only have some water throughout the day, yr body retains it. if yr constantly drinking, it flushes it out.
i understand from what yr saying that you ate the cantelope by itself. if you hadnt, do so in the future. melons digest best when eaten alone.
& to ask the obvious: are you eating a lot of/any salt?
03-06-2008, 04:55 PM
Are you sure you are retaining water? Not uncommon for some people to experience bloat/gas when they first begin their journeys. ~ Cathy
03-06-2008, 06:21 PM
Hey, my friend and I are both 100% raw and we are both noticing the same thing. I'm 8 days raw and notice that I get more bloated as the day goes on. I think the body releases toxins into the blood stream, which creates the bloating as the body buffers it and while we sleep the detox organs process it. I always wake up way less puffy. I really think this is part of detox.
03-06-2008, 07:20 PM
Yes, true fact: it does get progressively worse as the day goes on. Dude.
03-07-2008, 06:12 AM
Just remember too that typically fruit it mostly water. So if you are eating alot of fruit, your need for extra water is often less. We can overdo water as well as underdo. UNDERDO?? Is that a word?!:D
03-07-2008, 08:48 AM
Thanks so much for the responses! I really appreciate the input. I noticed today that the water seems to be subsiding - but the scale is up!! I am just going to sit back and ket the process happen. I am not sure why I am gaining weight and not losing - I have 30 pounds to lose but I know this is the best way to nourish my body and that has to be my focus. I exercise very hard, I am not overdoing any specific food so I have to believe that when my body is ready the fat will leave!
03-07-2008, 10:19 AM
Eating cucumbers and/or drinking fresh cucumber juice,might help
with the water retention,as cucumbers are a natural diuretic/kidney cleanser.
That usually works for me,as does drinking warm water with fresh lemon juice
first thing in the morning.
Also,I've found that drinking young coconut milk helps too.
03-07-2008, 10:26 AM
Yeah, the scale is not really an accurate record of your true weight or fat loss. The tape measure works better. Some people rave at losing 5 lbs in a week but that is mostly fluid they are losing. It's really not possible to lose 5 lbs of fat in a weeks time.
Just take your time. Don't forget, our metabolism has been screwed up for a long time and it will take time for it to readjust too.
03-07-2008, 12:05 PM
I used to weigh myself frequently,and then get frustrated,when my weight was not going down fast enough for my liking.
However,the scale often does not give the whole picture.
Especially,if someone lifts weights-such as myself-and is losing fat,while gaining muscle at the same time.
Those BMI charts don't take muscle into account.
I agree that measuring inches lost,and going by how clothing fits,is a better
way to gauge progress-and maybe only weigh yourself a few times a month.
Weight can fluctuate a lot on a day to day basis-due to water retention,amount of salty foods consumed,time of month,etc,etc.
My stress level went way down-as did my weight:) -when I stopped weighing
myself on a daily or near daily basis.
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