Cabbage, broccoli, kale, apples and avocados have all been known to cause bloating. Eating too much salt can also cause water retention, which can leave you feeling puffy. Plus, downing lots of fiber -- especially from supplements -- without drinking enough water is a fast track to a gassy gut.
If you are feeling and looking bloated, check your sodium intake. If you look in the mirror and find yourself holding onto water, you need to either lower your sodium intake or increase your water intake.
WILL WATER HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?
You bet it will! I know what you are thinking, that if you drink a lot of water you will get bloated and retain water which will make you weigh more. However, this isn't the case. If you aren't drinking enough water, your body will hold on to whatever water is already in your body and will not excrete any.
This means the water in your body will be used for normal bodily functions and will cause you to appear bloated. The only way to get rid of that bloated look is to actually drink more water. By doing so, your body will function much better and your metabolism will start to increase and will help you burn calories more efficiently.
If you want to burn even more calories while drinking water then you want to make sure the water is ice cold. Your body needs to warm up the water in order for it to be used properly. Warming up the water uses energy, which uses calories. This in turn will help you burn extra calories throughout the day.
WATER CLEANSES THE BODY
In the world of bodybuilding, high protein diets are what make up a large percentage of the population. With that being said, the body needs to cleanse itself from the urea and ketones which is brought on by high protein consumption. It is necessary to get rid of all these toxins in the body to help the kidneys function optimally.
WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT ABOUT WATER?
The human body cannot make or store water so it is necessary to drink water throughout the day to replace what you eliminated. Water makes up makes up about 60 percent of body weight and is involved in almost every bodily process.
HOW MUCH WATER DO WE NEED TO DRINK?
As a rule of thumb, everyone should strive for eight cups of water each day, which amounts to around two quarts. You can also figure out how much water you need to drink by taking your bodyweight in pounds and multiplying it by 0.55 to figure out how many ounces you need.
So a 200 pound individual would need 110 ounces of water a day (200 x 0.55 = 110). Obviously, if you are an athlete or avid exerciser, you will need more water so you can replace what you lost during a workout.