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Proteen
11-13-2001, 10:01 AM
Is there anything in my diet I can add in so I can shed some water? I take extra potassium, but is that really enough I'm still rather watery. I eat about 3lbs of cottage cheese a day, so I think sodium is the culprit. Any input??

Wizard
11-13-2001, 10:06 AM
You eat 3lbs of cottage/day and you want to shed water?
tuttut
Anyway..
1-2g Vit C
large amounts of Bvits
extra pottasium
more protein
less carbs and especially less high GI carbs
no aspartame
sweating

are a few things that can help you to shed some water weight

you may also want to try a herbal diuretic as taraxatone or anything like it as well

Spiderman
11-13-2001, 10:48 AM
I've tried the "Super Water Pill" from GNC and found it worked nicely. Especially if you take the 2 pills at EACH of your six meals, instead of 2 at each of a normal 3 meals like it says. ;)

The_Chicken_Daddy
11-13-2001, 10:49 AM
Wiz, tell us more about taraxatone.

thanks.

Tryska
11-13-2001, 10:51 AM
it's dandelion.

Wizard
11-13-2001, 11:22 AM
Here's what's in it.

Six capsules contain:
Vitamin B-6: 24mg
Magnesium: 8.4mg
Dandelion leaf powder: 1500mg
Uva Ursi leaf extract (20% arbutin): 900mg
Guarana extract (22% caffeine): 600mg
Taurine: 115mg

It contains dandelion which contains a large amount of potassium and thus it aids in shedding water.

Uva Ursi is another diuretic herb.The leaves of uva ursi contain an antiseptic substance known as arbutin,which is a supp for the urinary system.Uva ursi contains vitamin A, iron and manganese.

Guarana is a herb that contains caffeine which has a diuretic action.

Taurine promotes the intestinal absorption of fats as cholesterol.
It has cell volumizing effects similar to creatine.It boosts cell hydration and may result in higher rate of protein synthesis and it enhances glucose and amino acid transport into the muscle cells.

It's prolly the best herbal supp for shedding water weight.

Budiak
11-13-2001, 11:48 AM
3 lbs of cottage cheese? Sweet baby Jesus how do you keep it all down?

Tryska
11-13-2001, 11:50 AM
*lmao*

budiak you kill me man.

Delphi
11-13-2001, 03:54 PM
How 'bout good ole caffeine? It dehydrates the fool out of me if I drink a bunch of coffee.

Wizard
11-13-2001, 03:59 PM
Caffeine indeed will aid in shedding water weight.
That's why it's used in all the diuretic formulas.

heathj
11-13-2001, 04:04 PM
Spidey, how long did it take to lose your water weight?

Proteen
11-13-2001, 06:29 PM
Bump for spideys response. So taraxatone is a natural supplement? Is it safe. I heard that diuretics can leave constipated. If thats true, screw that!

Proteen
11-13-2001, 06:35 PM
1-2g Vit C
done
large amounts of Bvits
done
extra pottasium
done
more protein
done
less carbs and especially less high GI carbs
postworkout?
no aspartame
cant give up sweetn'low in my oatmeal and diet dr. pepper
sweating
turn off the air conditioner while boinking my girlfriend, done!

Wizard
11-13-2001, 11:49 PM
Yeah,even postworkout,eat some carbs with lower gi than the carbs you used to eat before.

The_Chicken_Daddy
11-14-2001, 06:11 AM
Wiz, whe do you suggest cutting water intake in relation to carb loading?

i'll try and clarify this:

to shed water you drink shedloads and then cut intake in half the night before right?

carb loading requires drinking lots of water when munching carbs.

How do you find the balance?

thanks man.

Paul Stagg
11-14-2001, 07:32 AM
No diuretic is 'safe'.

Why would anyone want or need to use a diuretic unless they are competing or otherwise need to look their absolute best for a short period of time?

Wizard
11-14-2001, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
Wiz, whe do you suggest cutting water intake in relation to carb loading?

i'll try and clarify this:

to shed water you drink shedloads and then cut intake in half the night before right?
Right!

carb loading requires drinking lots of water when munching carbs.

How do you find the balance?
Well,you really need to drink lots of water but you can't risk increasing water retention.I always notice water retention(extramuscular) after a carb up,even when I keep my sodium intake low and take potassium.Maybe Yates can provide some better info as he has competed and may know the secrets better.

thanks man.