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Did you know that up to 70 percent of the human body consists of water ? It is present on both the inside and outside of the cells.

Many causes can trigger water retention, but I would like to put something out here !

I had a discussion with a client and she told me she couldn’t suffer from water retention on the picture she sent me because it was in the morning and she was fasting the day before… (She have a past of anorexia)

Let’s talk about low calories diet :

We all know that overweight people are more likely to suffer from water retention.

But overweight people tend to go on a low-calorie diet.

A low-calorie diet will unfortunately not get rid of water retention – it can actually make it worse, especially if you eat less than 1,200 Calories a day for months or years (what happen for anorexic)

This is because you may not have enough protein in your blood to draw excess water out of your tissues. This type of water retention can cause generalized puffiness and a swollen tummy.

Humans require a certain level of proteins for effective water balance. An individual with severe calorie deficiency have harder time to get the water from the tissue spaces back into the capillaries.

This cause the enlarged abdomen of someone who is starving.

Causes of water retentions :

  • Malnutrition and bad diet: A poor diet low in calories and nutrients.

  • Salt, or sodium: Sodium-rich foods may cause water retention.

  • Allergies

  • Hormonal imbalance: especially people with disorder of the thyroid gland

  • Wastes and Toxins : metabolic wastes and toxins (such as pesticides) which the body cannot easily release tend to be stored in what you called “cellulite”