What Is Water Weight? Why You Should Care !

Almost a month down and close to 10 pounds off my body or so did I thought. I was in a mood for some celebration and had back to back outing sessions with family and friends in the last two weeks. All this socializing means lots of Carb Rich Spicy Food, Salty Snacks and drinks.  It was fantastic while it lasted and then came its price.

Felt bloated, puffy and completely confused about the extra pounds popped out of nowhere. I had gained 2 + pounds and had no idea where it came from . Especially when I was regular with my workouts and daily calorie intake per day.
 

 Now that’s when I got introduced to the concept called “ Water Weight or water retention”.  Water retention is a major reason for weight-loss frustration; it can take away your weeks of hard work and make you give up.

 When you’re “retaining water,” what that actually means is that extra water is hanging around in the tissue between your cells. For every gram of carbohydrate, your body needs about 3 – 4 grams of water. So when you consume a high carb dish say pasta of 100 grams, you will retain about 400 – 500 grams of water to process it. Imagine having it for a 2 or 3 times a week you tend to put on 3 -10 pounds depending on your body and amount of Carb Rich food you intake.

That explains the additional 2+ pounds of body weight. Now that we know its time to make peace with that.
Best way to manage water retention is to make peace with the fact that it’s just going to happen sometime. While we would like to control our body weight to every ounce but in reality, the human body works differently. 
It’s time to get back to basic and continue walking and increase the intake of protein-rich food. 

PS: Water weight tends to go off on its own so don’t worry if you have experienced a temporary weight gain. Be regular with exercise and increase your protein intake 

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