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Are there any natural remedies that could help reduce bloating and water retention when dieting?

Hi everyone,

I recently started a weight loss journey and have been following a strict diet plan. However, I have noticed that I often feel bloated and retain water, especially during my menstrual cycle. I have tried drinking more water and avoiding salty foods, but it doesn't seem to help much.

I was wondering if anyone has any natural remedies or tricks to reduce bloating and water retention while dieting. I want to feel more comfortable in my own skin and not get discouraged from my progress. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Hi there,

I totally understand where you're coming from. I used to suffer from bloating and water retention all the time, especially when I started dieting. One thing that has really helped me is drinking dandelion tea. Dandelion tea is a natural diuretic, which means it helps to flush out excess water from your body. I have found that drinking a few cups of dandelion tea throughout the day really helps with bloating and water retention.

Another thing that has helped me is cutting back on my intake of carbohydrates. When I eat too many carbs, my body tends to hold onto water, which causes bloating. So, I try to eat more protein and healthy fats instead.

Finally, I also try to stay active throughout the day. Even something as simple as taking a walk after a meal can help with digestion and reduce bloating.

I hope these tips are helpful for you. Good luck with your weight loss journey!



I can totally relate to your struggle as I have been through the same thing myself. Unfortunately, I had to deal with bloating and water retention for quite some time until I found my remedy. For me, consuming enough fiber in my diet proved to be the solution. I started incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in my meals along with drinking a lot of water. I also began having probiotics and fermented foods regularly, as they contain beneficial bacteria that help in digestion.

Additionally, practicing yoga and other breathing exercises helped me a lot too as they help to reduce stress levels, which has been shown to contribute to bloating in some individuals.

These tips have worked for me, and I believe they can make a significant difference for you too!



I completely understand how frustrating bloating and water retention can be while trying to lose weight. I have tried many solutions over the years, but the one that seemed to make the most difference for me was cutting out processed foods from my diet.

I began to focus on eating whole, natural, and unprocessed foods instead. This included plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. I noticed that my bloating and water retention decreased significantly after just a few weeks of this change.

Additionally, I started drinking more herbal tea, such as peppermint and ginger tea, as they help to soothe the digestive system and reduce bloating.

Finally, staying active and exercising regularly has also helped me to reduce bloating and water retention. Exercising helps to increase blood flow and stimulate the lymphatic system, which can help to reduce fluid buildup.

I hope these tips help you in your weight loss journey. Best of luck!


Hello there,

I can totally relate to your issue. As someone who has also struggled with bloating and water retention, I have found that fennel seeds have helped me significantly. Fennel seeds contain compounds that help to relax the muscles in the digestive tract and reduce inflammation, which can help to reduce bloating.

What I usually do is add a teaspoon of fennel seeds to a cup of hot water and allow it to steep for a few minutes before drinking. I find that this helps to reduce bloating and discomfort in my stomach.

Another thing that has helped me is drinking enough water. Drinking more water helps to flush out excess sodium, which can lead to bloating and water retention.

Lastly, I try to avoid carbonated drinks and chewing gum, as they can increase the amount of air that you swallow, which can contribute to bloating.

I hope you find these tips helpful. Good luck with your weight loss journey!

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