Whether you like it or not, it’s still summer which means you’re still rocking your bathing suit and wearing some skimpy clothes. You are, right? Well, you should be anyway. Unfortunately, summer can also spell water retention, which means feeling bloated, and that’s awful no matter what type of clothing you’re wearing.
Often, feeling bloated comes with PMS. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Water retention is a classic symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). For most women, water retention is just a monthly bother—but in some cases, it can be severe enough to interfere with daily activities.” So, if you’re one of the ladies who needs to keep that bloating at bay, we crafted these 12 ways to reduce water retention. Pick one or try them all on your mission to ban the bloat.
1. Food Diary
If you suspect that it’s a specific food (or foods) that contribute to your feeling bloated, keep track of what you eat for a couple of weeks. By keeping a food diary and recording what you’re eating as well as how your belly feels, you’ll be able to see potential causes.
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