Reduce Carbohydrate Intake
Carbohydrates are a critical energy source for the body. Unfortunately, the body cannot create carbohydrates, which means that individuals need to consume them. Although they are necessary, consuming too much can result in water weight. This is because when individuals consume lots of carbohydrates, their body will store the extra in their muscles and liver. It stores carbohydrates as glycogen. This compound adheres to water when it is stored. Typically, this occurs with four grams of water attached to each gram of glycogen.
When individuals consume fewer carbohydrates, their body will not store the excess as glycogen. Thus, their body will not save as much water as before. It is also worth noting that carbohydrates also increase an individual's insulin. This causes the body to retain additional sodium. Remember, excess sodium retention forces the kidneys to absorb more water. This is water that would have been excreted through urine.