FEELING PUFFY? Relax, it’s fluid retention, not fat
If you’re feeling a little like Puff Daddy, fluid retention is probably the culprit. Many of our clients start the hCG program and are amazed and delighted to lose five to seven kilograms in the first week of the low calorie phase. While it’s a wonderful outcome and an unbelievable surprise, it’s a sign that fluid retention was contributing to those numbers on the scales.
There are some significant naturopathic lessons to understand from the sudden and dramatic drop in weight.
Dr Simeons said an average weight loss of 400 grams per day could be expected over the duration of the low calorie phase. Therefore, a huge drop in weight in the first week is a strong indication of how much troubling inflammation has been occurring chronically in the body, causing fluid to be stored in the tissues.
The body uses fluid as an essential healing and restorative substance, as well as to soothe tissue challenges on an ongoing basis. It is one of the reasons we can feel so puffy on occasions after excesses in lifestyle choices, and why we can potentially put weight back on so quickly when we consume the wrong foods.
How fluid retention can stall weight loss
If you’re finding your weight loss has stalled, it is often fluid retention. The body uses fluid to recover from burns, a bruise or contusion, a fracture, or even to support the growth and development of a foetus in a pregnant woman’s womb. Fluid can be perceived negatively, but it should be perceived as both a friend and an informing guide to the validity and correctness, of our day to day choices.
Fluid is a useful advisor when reintroducing food complexity during the maintenance phase of the hCG diet and beyond. Our professional program is not just a weight loss strategy, it is a restorative healing strategy. If you follow the program correctly and continue to monitor the foods that create fluid retention, it’s your best bet for staying slim and keeping your health in check.
When you start the maintenance phase of the hCG diet, it’s crucial to observe the effects of new foods you’re introducing. If you don’t digest food efficiently, or if you consume foods that are not appropriate for you, then inflammation is activated to protect you from the undigested antigens. Fluid retention is a part of that outcome and leads to sudden curious jumps in weight.
Fat deposition is always slow and incremental, whereas sudden jumps indicate inflammation and fluid retention.
You’ll benefit greatly by supporting both your digestion and your bowel. It is also highly important to be very sleuth like when you begin to reintroduce more diverse foods in maintenance (described in our manual). Look after your body in totality. Expect it to do its best for you, however, in return give it back your best. That way, maintenance will be trouble free and following rounds of the program will progres easily.
Use our suggested supplements and select our quality products that will enable effective outcomes during the program and after. It is essential to making a difference in your life for the long term.
We take great joy in changing the lives of our clients for the better, by empowering their choices. You will benefit greatly by understanding the power that food can have over your body and taking definitive steps to become aware of its influences.
Do you know which foods can make you puff up overnight?