Friday, May 7, 2010
Sparkling drinks, sugary treats & starchy snacks and the after effects of excess alcohol can lead to fluid retention and make you look heavier than you really are. Here is an easy way to de-bloat and re-energize in hours!
1. Sip on green tea (unsweetened) throughout the day-the mild caffeine has a diuretic effect, the theanine is great for your mood and the antioxidants can help reduce inflammation and slow down the aging process.
2. Have 1-2 servings of melon (honeydew, cantaloupe, canary, tuscan.. etc.) per day. These fruits are natural diuretics as well.
3. Load up on green veggies that are specifically known for diuretic effects.. asparagus, celery, watercress and cucumber.
4. Sweat! Get in the sauna for 30mins- be sure you are rehydrating with plenty of pure spring water too.
5. Do interval training. For each 30 sec all out burst you do, add 1 min of active recovery and keep moving for 8-12 mins total. And YES you should be WIPED out by the end.. you can divide into 2 or 3 sessions as well.
6. Take 1000-2000 mg of Taurine and 50-100 mg of B6. Both of these nutrients have been shown to help with fluid balance.
7. And finally, pull the Hollywood cheat- invest in some SPANX!


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Hi.. Im Katie. I am 20 years old. I am a student nurse. I love learning about healthy eating and living healthy lifestyles. There are so many lies and myths about the food we eat today and I am determined to spread the word. If you have any questions don't be shy to ask. Email me at P.S I am not a doctor, I do not diagnose conditions. I am just hear to educate myself and others. Any symptoms I address please see your doctor.
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