The subcutaneous fluid in your cells prevents the abs from appearing on the surface despite working hard in the gym with the strict diet. There are many reasons that cause water retention like the excess amount of sodium in your diet, supplements and dehydration. However, you can naturally help your body get rid of that extra water so that you can reveal your abs.
Although, reducing excess water to reveal muscles will help only if you have a low body fat percentage. Here are the tips to reduce water from the body.
Consume less sodium:
You should reduce sodium in your diet to reveal your shredded abs. Your body will hold water if you eat more sodium. Interestingly, sodium is necessary for the body to function properly but about 1500 to 2000 mg per day is enough if you want to reduce water weight.
Sweat it out
Sweating is very helpful to shed water weight. Ironically, this is not a real solution because the weight will come back as soon as you rehydrate but it is a quick method you can use in the case of an upcoming event where you want to look as dry.
Enhance water consumption
Water plays a vital role in the functioning of organs. It helps the body to flush out toxins and waste from cells. If you are not properly hydrated the cells will store more water.
Alcohol dehydrates your body. The more alcohol you drink, the more efficient your body becomes at holding onto water. If you want to improve muscle definition reduce alcohol consumption.
Asparagus is great for cutting water weight. They are also a rich source of fiber in addition to Vitamins A, C, E and K. If you consume asparagus, make sure you skip adding salt or salted butter.
Drink Cranberry Juice
Cranberry Juice flush excess water from your body as well as toxins.
Take a Multivitamin
Lack of certain micronutrients in the body such as Vitamin B1 and B6 can lead to unwanted water weight. In this case, take a mulch-vitamin to ensure you are getting all necessary nutrients to help your body work optimally.
Reduce consumption of supplements
The supplement increases water retention in muscle cells in order to enhance protein synthesis. The water weight gain is to be expected when taking it regularly. If you’re looking to amplify the shredded quality, simply stop taking it 1-2 weeks prior to the event.