Too much WATER?

1 post / 0 new
J_chem's picture
Too much WATER?

I wanted to post this. Maybe it will help some people. For the longest time I thought I had extremely poor circulation because I would retain water like no one's business. Every day I'd drink anywhere from 2-4L of water a day (or more somedays). I asked my nutritionist about this and she said that I should not have any more than 2 L a day. I stopped last Friday and I've noticed a significant change in my water retention. My hands and feel are normal and I don't wake up swollen!! If anyone has this problem, you may be drinking too much water. I thought the more water, the less I'd eat... and the better my body would be because I was so well hydrated. WELP, I couldn't be any more wrong... I guess it can cause all sorts of problems. She said I may have caused kidney damage and my electrolyte imbalance is probably all out of whack. So the reason I was retaining fluid is because I was drinking it in excess and flooding my insides with water, so when I didn't drink my X amount of Liters, I'd retain and thus- swelling occured.

What is comes down to is really trusting the SE plan and accepting the weight fluctuations. I know I hurt my body a lot and abused the shit out of it. I have bad days where I can't believe I can eat as many carbs as she reccommends, but she said I need to trust the plan...cut down on vigorous excersise and focus on a regular eating pattern. It's extremely difficult and hands down one of the hardest things I've done thus far, but I realized that I am preventing my own self from enjoying life and healing. No one else....... Keep on moving forward ya'll :) I know it's hard, but try to remember, all the bad stuff is temporary and for the most part reversible!






The information provided in this website is for information purposes only. The information on this website is NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis, treatment or the provision of advice by an appropriate health professional. Please refer to the full disclaimer and copyright. If you do think you might suffer from an eating disorder, it is important that you talk to your General Practitioner, as there are many physical complications that can arise from being at an unhealthily low weight or from losing weight very quickly, or from purging. We advise you to seek professional help with working on an eating disorder.


Copyright © 2013. All rights reserved.