How to Get Rid of Retained Water Fast

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How to Get Rid of Retained Water Fast
Retained water can make you feel bloated. (Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

When your body retains water, it is a natural process responding to what you're eating and drinking and to your exercise habits. Getting rid of retained water is a battle for some people, especially women. If women want to fit into a smaller outfit, shedding the water weight is imperative. The more steps you take, the faster you will be able to get rid of the retained water in your body.

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  1. 1

    Drink plenty of water. This might sound counter intuitive, but water helps get rid of the other substances that are causing the water retention.

  2. 2

    Stop drinking alcohol, soda and other carbonated beverages; they add to water retention.

  3. 3

    Reduce the amount of salt in your diet. Salt is a major contributor to your body retaining water. Processed food items, particularly meats, fast food and microwaveable meals, all have very high salt contents.

  4. 4

    Add fruits and vegetables to your diet to replace processed foods. A diet rich in natural, whole foods will reduce water retention fast.

  5. 5

    Exercise every day. Make sure you work up a sweat when you exercise. This gets rid of the excess water and the salt that can contribute to it.

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