Sometimes, water retention can make you appear much bigger than you actually are.

Many people who have water retention look for ways to drop this water weight. Dropping this water weight can help you to look more lean and lighter in weight.

Avoid food intolerances

A simple way to avoid water retention is to be mindful of your food intolerances. Consuming foods to which you are intolerant may lead to a high level of water retention and bloating. Know which foods you are intolerant to and avoid them. Common food intolerances include lactose as well as gluten.

Remember that many pregnant women may retain water, often seen by the swelling of their feet. If you are pregnant and are concerned about water retention, discuss it with your doctor. Do not attempt to engage in any weight-loss techniques or adopt any weight-loss strategies without prior approval and guidance of your doctor.

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