You've probably heard that your weight fluctuates during the day, and that this is due in part to "water weight."
WHAT IS WATER WEIGHT?
The term water weight refers to any extra water being held in the body, outside of the "normal" amount. Water usually makes up 50 to 60 percent of an adult's total body weight anyway, so water weight is just any excess fluid being retained in the body.
IS WATER WEIGHT NORMAL?
Water weight is temporary, but it can cause bloating and make you feel uncomfortable.
"I think when it comes to water weight, it is what it is," celeb trainer Bob Harper says, "but if you're going to be going to the beach or you really want to get that water weight down [there are some things you can try]."
If you want to debloat fast, Bob has a few tips that could help you lose excess water weight.
HOW TO LOSE WATER WEIGHT
Tip #1: Sweat Out Extra Water
Bob's first suggestion is to sweat it out — literally! We all know that exercise has numerous health benefits, and it turns out that losing water weight is yet another one. Studies show that water weight drops immediately after exercise. And not only does sweating mean losing excess fluid, but physical activity will also make you want to drink more water — which is actually a good thing!
Tip #2: Stay Hydrated
You might think that drinking more water will add more water weight, but it's actually the opposite. When you're dehydrated, your body wants to hold onto any fluid it can, so by staying hydrated you'll maintain a more regular amount of water weight.
Tip #3: Consume Hydrating Fruits + Vegetables
There are certain foods that you can eat to help you stay hydrated and reduce bloating, Bob says.
Lemon water, asparagus, spinach, blueberries and garlic are a few of his suggestions for when you want to help your body naturally release that extra fluid.