It often happens that we notice a change in weight that we really can't explain: no big binge, no sandwiches between meals... yet, within 3-4 days, an extra kilo appears on the scale... and also on the waistline! How is it possible? Of course, it can't be body fat, at least not in such a small amount of time. Just think that to accumulate 1kg of fat
you should eat about 10,000 calories more than you need. Impossible in a few days. The sudden and (almost) unjustified increase in weight is often attributable to some sort of water retention
… so, it could be caused by water. It is in fact also referred to as water weight and is most often, fortunately, temporary.
Causes that determine the purchase of water weight
For women, the main cause is the menstrual cycle: during the phase preceding the actual cycle, the body stores a large quantity of water, to release it only at a later time, i.e. after the 2nd 3rd day after onset of menstruation. In other cases the problem can be solved by modifying, even slightly, the habitual diet
, for example by limiting the consumption of salt. It is not that difficult to get used to a less tasty cuisine, also thanks to the possibility of using all the spices available, to give more flavor to the dishes, thus being able to use a smaller quantity of salt, to the benefit of the whole cardio-circulatory system and draining by the kidneys. Another way can be to minimize the consumption of ready-made foods
, sausages, soups and industrial sauces.
Water and its variations
So far we have talked about how to avoid the accumulation of water inside the body, but we know very well that unfortunately many people do not limit themselves to drinking water, so natural and healthy, but they get carried away by alcohol, carbonated drinks and sugary drinks with lots of caffeine or theine. It goes without saying that the intake of all these alternatives to simple water increases the calories consumed throughout the day, with consequent weight gain over time.
The water that causes water to leak
Even if you're gaining water weight, that's not a good reason not to at least drink 6-8 glasses of water a day
; in reality, continuous and constant hydration helps the body to release the retained water and to dilute all the salt taken.