Water Weight: How Certain Foods Can Change Your Weight

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James Breese

Everyday Athlete. Founder of @strengthmatters. Love snowboarding, cricket, Manchester United, the mountains, coffee and trail running.

In this episode, we dive deep into the often overlooked topic of water weight and how certain foods can drastically impact your weight fluctuations.

If you’ve ever found yourself puzzled by sudden changes in your weight despite sticking to your diet, this discussion between James Breese and Josh Kennedy will shed light on the mysteries of water retention and food intolerances. Their insights are not only enlightening but also relatable, making it a must-listen for anyone on a wellness journey.

Understanding what foods cause water retention can significantly change your approach to dieting and weight loss.

James Breese

Timeline Summary:
00:06Introduction to Water Weight and Diet Impact 01:00Normalcy of Daily Weight Fluctuations 02:00Anecdotes of Personal Water Weight Experience 04:00The Role of Food Intolerances 09:00Managing Diet and Identifying Intolerances
Key Takeaways:
  • Daily Fluctuations Are Normal: Water weight can make your weight fluctuate by 1 to 5 pounds daily.
  • Personal Experiences Matter: James shares firsthand how his weight fluctuates significantly due to water retention, emphasizing the impact of food choices.
  • Food Intolerances: Recognizing and understanding your body’s reactions to certain foods are crucial in managing water weight.
  • Importance of Food Diary: Keeping a food diary can help identify patterns and potential intolerances.
  • Making Informed Choices: Awareness and understanding of how certain foods affect your body can help you make better dietary decisions.
  • Not Just Calories: It’s not only about calorie intake but also about how specific foods interact with your body.
  • Advice for the Journey: Don’t get discouraged by weight fluctuations; understanding your body’s responses is key to progress.
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You may be losing fat but getting disheartened because the scale isn’t moving due to extra water weight.

James Breese

Water weight can fluctuate by up to 5 percent daily, which is perfectly normal.

James Breese

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