What is the one thing that everyone looks forward to as spring blends into a warm, golden summer? Why, the beach of course!
While some are eagerly looking at their bathing suits, waiting to hit the waves, others are wondering how to fit into their trunks or bikinis again after months of stuffing during the holidays. Let’s face it: this is the time when everyone wants to show off their sleek body and well-defined abs.
Maybe you’ve managed to get close to your goal weight but those last few pounds of water weight are preventing you from getting toned and looking shredded. With the right plan and dedication, water weight can easily be shed. Here are some pro-tips, used by fitness trainers the world over, to help you lose the bloat.
Thermogenic supplements are often recommended to aid the weight loss process. These are supplements that help burn excess body fat as energy, thereby supporting the weight loss process. Did you know another effect of thermogenic supplements is loss of water weight?
Yes! This is because thermogenic supplements often contain ingredients such as caffeine and green tea extract, which are known to be diuretics. They cause the kidneys to flush out extra water and salt in urination, thus helping you get rid of the bloat of water weight.
We retain water all over our bodies. This means to truly get rid of that excess water weight, you need to sweet it out. One of the best ways to do this is through exercise. If you’ve been working out and your water weight is still there, now is the time to try some new techniques.
Introducing H.I.I.T. workouts:
High Intensity Interval Training is a special type of workout that alternates between periods of intense activity and less intense activity or rest. This type of workout is extremely efficient because it causes your heart and body to work more. Your muscles will be provided with resistance training needed for growth while you burn excess calories. In turn, this helps you retain muscle while losing weight. Naturally, this is also the workout that is helping you sweat more, allowing you to squeeze out more water weight from your body.
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Carbohydrates are stored in our body as glycogen and if there’s one thing that glycogen likes to do, it’s pull water in. On average, for every gram of carbohydrates in your body, you may be holding up to four grams of water! This is exactly why people see an immediate weight loss effect when they go on a low-carb diet. They aren’t losing body fat, they are actually losing the water weight!
An added benefit of low carb diets is that they help to lower your insulin levels which may help your kidneys to flush out the extra water and sodium from your body.
Sauna suits have been coveted by athletes and fitness enthusiasts the world over. When you want incredible durability and proven results, you need the Kutting Weight sauna suit. Made with neoprene, the sauna suit safely traps heat around your body, resulting in increased sweating. Exercising in the Kutting Weight sauna suit causes you to lose excess water weight and may support long term fat burning.
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Patrick, Dr. Rhonda. “Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing ‘Drug’?” N.D. http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/04/10/saunas-hyperthermic-conditioning-2. Web.
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