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Flush Your “Weight” Out! 10 Food and Drinks That Really Help To Ease Your Water Weight!

Flush Your “Weight” Out! 10 Food and Drinks That Really Help To Ease Your Water Weight!

Yes, you look like you have gained 10 pounds during sleep.

Have you ever got a panic attack when you saw the drastic increased number on your scale, and then realise you lose all those weight in just a couple days? You might have thought you got some weird metabolic disease, but this symptom could have simply just caused by water. What you have gained is not fat weight, but water weight.

What is Water Weight? Does That Mean I am Fat?

Different from fat weight, you could gain 2 to 4 pounds of water weight in the course of a day. It is basically just a shift of your body’s fluid status. It could be caused by multiple of reasons, including premenstrual symptoms, lack of dietary protein, excess consumption of salt, side effect of medication, or even weather. For most of the times this gain will just last for a few days and is unharmful to your body.

So How to Flush That Out?

In case you would like to control your water weight so that you won’t suddenly look swelled for a couple days, making some changes in your diet could be a very effective way. Here are 10 diuretic food and drinks that could help you flush out the excess water weight in your body.

Water kills water- Drinking “the right amount” is key

This might sound very counterintuitive, but not drinking water is a cause for your body to retain more water. So by drinking enough water (The Institute of Medicine recommends women drink 9 cups (2.2 liters) of water daily. For men, they recommend drinking 13 cups (3 liters) a day.), you will not have stored excessive water.

How about some high water content fruit- Watermelon, maybe?

Watermelon contains 92% water and also nutrients that could stimulate urination.

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Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad

Summer Shrimp Salad

Make your dish a little bit garlicky

Garlic has been shown effective in curing water retention and also contribute to the breakdown of fat. It could also help maintaining heart health and fight diabetes.

Creamy Garlic Chicken

Garlic scallops

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Forget about OJ and try CJ for breakfast- Cranberry Juice

Cranberry contains a lot of antibacterial and diuretic properties.It is also rich in nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamin C and salicylic acid.

O for the old-fashioned yet healthy food- Oats

Oats are rich in water-soluble B vitamins along with potassium, a mineral that regulates water levels in the body.

Banana Oat Energy Bites

Raspberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

Either You pronounce it as To-ma-toes or To-may-toes, it helps anyways.

Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, beta-carotene, folate, potassium, vitamin C, flavonoids, and vitamin E. These nutrients help give tomatoes their diuretic effect.Tomato Pie

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Garlic Grilled Tomatoes

Maybe some more Cucumber to your salad nex time?

Cucumber is 96% water, making it the highest water content in any solid food.

Cucumber Salsa

Asian Cucumber Sesame Salad

Cabbage is a good side-dish you can consider next time!

Both green and red cabbage have powerful diuretic benefits since they have a high water content and are a good source of potassium.Cabbage Sautéed with Chicken Cabbage rolls with Hamburger Fillings in Tomato Sauce

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Yes.Yes.Yes. The mighty Lemon always help (nearly everything!)

Other than helping you reduce water in your body, the Vitamin C in lemon could also help you burn fat during exercises.

Lemon Syrup

CopyCat Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade

Try to replace Potatoes with Asparagus next time when you make your fries.

The Vitamin K in asparagus act as a natural diuretic. It can also help regulate blood sugar with various kinds of B vitamins.

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

Baked Asparagus FriesTake a look at the recipes linked in the article. They might be some good choices for your fight with water weight!

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Last Updated on April 8, 2020

Why Assuming Positive Intent Is an Amazing Productivity Driver

Why Assuming Positive Intent Is an Amazing Productivity Driver

Assuming positive intent is an important contributor to quality of life.

Most people appreciate the dividends such a mindset produces in the realm of relationships. How can relationships flourish when you don’t assume intentions that may or may not be there? And how their partner can become an easier person to be around as a result of such a shift? Less appreciated in the GTD world, however, is the productivity aspect of this “assume positive intent” perspective.

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Most of us are guilty of letting our minds get distracted, our energy sapped, or our harmony compromised by thinking about what others woulda, coulda, shoulda.  How we got wronged by someone else.  How a friend could have been more respectful.  How a family member could have been less selfish.

However, once we evolve to understanding the folly of this mindset, we feel freer and we become more productive professionally due to the minimization of unhelpful, distracting thoughts.

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The leap happens when we realize two things:

  1. The self serving benefit from giving others the benefit of the doubt.
  2. The logic inherent in the assumption that others either have many things going on in their lives paving the way for misunderstandings.

Needless to say, this mindset does not mean that we ought to not confront people that are creating havoc in our world.  There are times when we need to call someone out for inflicting harm in our personal lives or the lives of others.

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Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of Pepsi, says it best in an interview with Fortune magazine:

My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From ecent emailhim I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different. When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response. You don’t get defensive. You don’t scream. You are trying to understand and listen because at your basic core you are saying, ‘Maybe they are saying something to me that I’m not hearing.’ So ‘assume positive intent’ has been a huge piece of advice for me.

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In business, sometimes in the heat of the moment, people say things. You can either misconstrue what they’re saying and assume they are trying to put you down, or you can say, ‘Wait a minute. Let me really get behind what they are saying to understand whether they’re reacting because they’re hurt, upset, confused, or they don’t understand what it is I’ve asked them to do.’ If you react from a negative perspective – because you didn’t like the way they reacted – then it just becomes two negatives fighting each other. But when you assume positive intent, I think often what happens is the other person says, ‘Hey, wait a minute, maybe I’m wrong in reacting the way I do because this person is really making an effort.

“Assume positive intent” is definitely a top quality of life’s best practice among the people I have met so far. The reasons are obvious. It will make you feel better, your relationships will thrive and it’s an approach more greatly aligned with reality.  But less understood is how such a shift in mindset brings your professional game to a different level.

Not only does such a shift make you more likable to your colleagues, but it also unleashes your talents further through a more focused, less distracted mind.

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