Scales gone up a lot today? It's probably not fat but water!
Water retention is a major reason for weight-loss frustration; it can make you feel like you’re getting nowhere despite following a healthy eating and exercise programme. Your issue may just be fluid that’s making you overweight – incredibly some can hold up to as much as 20 pounds of fluid! If you do, conventional dieting and exercise won’t work.
If your scales are not moving or could be moving quicker, then it could be that additional fluid your body is holding on to. It’s pretty common to lose upward of 3 to 4 pounds of fat over the course of 3 to 4 weeks without even knowing it because so many of us just rely on what the scales say and if they are stuck at the same weight we just assume we have lost nothing. This can be just because of water retention which fools us and can cause disappointment and make us give up on our efforts. The fat loss only becomes visible when the excess fluid is flushed out of our body and this can create an illusion of high fat/weight loss over very short period of time.
Do you know if you are holding onto excess fluid? Here are a couple of easy tests:
* Push a pen or pencil quite firmly (non-pointy end!) into your thumb pad and see if an indention remains for more than 2 seconds.
* Sit down. Later in the day is the best time to perform the press test, because the body has time to retain excess water. Press your shin with your thumb. Approximately two inches from your foot. Holding your thumb for two to three seconds, maintain pressure on your shin. Remove your thumb. Using your forefinger, feel the area. If a small indention is left where your thumb was placed, it is a sign of water retention.
If you are showing signs and want to boost weight loss and motivation you need to release any excess fluid retention. You would benefit from the 7 days 'Wave goodbye to water retention' programme. You can do this on-line or we have an on-line group starting Monday 12 February in which you will receive even more support and encouragement.
It's only £14 and could be the missing weight release formula for you!
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