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Here Is How I Lost 15 Pounds of Water Weight in 4 Weeks

Making a simple dietary change can help you lose weight in a big way, claims one influencer. 

Melissa Lattari (@melissa.lattari) is a fitness expert and influencer who shares tips and tricks about how to lose weight and banish cellulite fast. In a new viral video she explains that it is incredibly simple to drop up to 15 pounds in a month, without starving yourself. "Losing 10 to 15 pounds of water weight is easier than you think it is," she says in the clip. 

She Claims She Lost Seven Pounds Within a Week the Healthy Way

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"If you guys saw my previous four week transformation on how I reduced my bloating and cellulite, I literally lost seven pounds within a week. And I know there's a lot of information out there that says that losing a lot of weight in a short amount of time is not healthy. But I wasn't restricting myself when it came to eating," she starts out. 

She Say the Easiest Way to Lose Water Weight Is by "Switching Up Your Diet"


Melissa maintains that dropping the weight is simple. "The easiest way to lose water weight, okay, listen up, is by switching up your diet," she maintains

Water Retention Is Due to Consuming Too Much Sodium, She Says


"Water retention happens when we're consuming too much sodium in our diet," she continues. "Therefore, if you're eating a lot of overly processed foods such as pizza, frozen foods, prepackaged foods or going out and eating at a restaurant where they usually cook most foods with vegetable oils, your body is going to obtain more water." 

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She Says to Eat More Nutrient Dense Foods with Less Sodium


"So the easiest way to drop those 10 pounds of water weight is by counterintuitively consuming more water, eating more foods that are nutrient dense and have less sodium in it," she maintains. 

Also, No Alcohol

Bartender pours alcoholic drink into small glasses on bar

There is one more thing to avoid. "And I'm sorry to kill your vibe, but also avoiding alcohol," she adds. 

Salt May Be Hiding in Your Food


The Mayo Clinic adds that sometimes salt is hiding in your food. Watch out for the following ingredients:

  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG).
  • Baking soda, also called sodium bicarbonate.
  • Baking powder.
  • Disodium phosphate.
  • Sodium alginate.
  • Sodium citrate.
  • Sodium nitrite.

There Are Other Risks of Consuming Too Much Salt


In addition to bloating, consuming too much salt can put you at higher risk of a long-term illness such as high blood pressure, also called hypertension.It also impacts the balance of fluids in the body and the way nerves and muscles work.

Related: I Lost 15 Pounds in 3 Months by Changing the Way I Drink Water

There Are Other Reasons You Could Be Bloated


Too much salt isn't the only cause of water weight. Inactivity, hormone imbalance, consuming lots of carbs, certain medications, and some health conditions may also cause bloating. "If you notice consistent bloating or water retention (especially around the feet/ankles), it might be a sign of a more serious issue, like an issue with the heart, liver, or kidneys. It's a good idea to consult with a physician if you notice water retention that doesn't go away within a few days," says NASM

💪🔥Body Booster: One of the most common culprits behind bloating and water weight, is consuming too much sodium. Cutting back on processed foods will not only help you lose water weight – but help lose fat. 

Leah Groth
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