Posts tagged fluid retention

Ladies, there is that one week out of every month where we feel like an absolute watery bloated mess! Periods seriously suck. It's bad enough that your hormones are raging and you become super emotional and sensitive, but then you decide to torture yourself even further by stepping on the scales. Then you freak out because you weight has increased so you eat more food to comfort yourself. It really is an uphill battle I know we have all been in that place before. But it's not all bad, your boobs get bigger and congratulations you are not pregnant! You have successfully made it through another month of baby free sex. And here’s to another month! So instead of heading into an emotional downward spiral that can hinder your long term progress let me give you some pointers on how to survive your monthly period with a little more ease.

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Do you ever find that you are feeling great one day, then you wake up the next day 2 kilos heavier with swollen ankles and fingers, along with everything else? Water retention is a common factor in women especially when hormones come into play. There are several reasons why we can have water retention issues, and many of them are not so serious don’t fret just yet.

I know how frustrating it can be to be seeing some great results then feeling very disheartened when the weight on the scale goes up out of nowhere. It's OK it can just be a fluid fluctuation, and if you are doing everything correctly, in most cases it is just that. Women generally experience water retention during their time of the month of obviously during pregnancy.

However, it can also be common in people who are inactive such as if you sit at a desk all day, or go on a long flight. But don’t worry there a few things you can do to keep your water retention at bay.

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