Water retention hiding your abs ?


Today I’m talking about water retention. You work hard, you kill your abs to workout and you follow your diet to reduce fat around your belly. You even avoided “cheat meal” evenings with your friends but your abs aren’t sill visible. What’s going on? It could be that your body holds some water. This fluid stocked in your subcutaneous cell. It makes your skin look puffy, swollen and it covers our muscles definition. This called water retention.

There are elements to make your abs visible work only if you have a low percentage of fat. If you aren’t in this category, for now, continue to work before worrying about water retention. Follow these tips to help you to show your 6-pack.

Reduce sodium


A guaranteed way to store extra water is to have a diet high in sodium. More you have sodium, more water your body will keep.

Be sure to read nutrition labels and avoid foods with a high rate of sodium. Especially processed foods such as soups, canned food, frozen food, seasonings, and condiments.


Drink more water

water glass

This looks illogical, but increase the amount of water. The body needs water to clean your cell and if the body doesn’t get enough, it will store water until it gets enough. Provide your body with enough amount of water will enable it to operate well.




As we know, the sweat is simple water stored in the body. If you have too much water, work hard and sweat to help evacuate. Keep in mind that the weight will come back as soon as you will dehydrate. That said, it’s a good method to use if you have a competition soon and you need to lose some weight.

Stop alcohol


A lot of people like to drink alcohol to have fun, but it dehydrates. If you are dehydrated because of alcohol, your body will retain water to compensate. Drink it with moderation.


Eating asparagus


A little fact is that asparagus is a natural diuretic. It’s also an excellent source of fiber and vitamins A, C, E, and K. When you cook it, don’t add salt or butter.

Drinking cranberry


Cranberry juice is a natural diuretic. It drains the excess of water and also toxins. Find concentrate cranberry instead of cranberry juice to prevent unnecessary added sugar.


Take multivitamins

multivitamin pill

The lack of certain micro nutrients such as vitamin B1 and B6 can lead to unwanted water storage. Multivitamin pills help you get the nutrients you need for your body.


Try dandelion root


Dandelion is an herb that increases urine production, making it a natural diuretic. It also helps to remove excess toxins from your blood and supports liver function.


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