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What is Water Weight?

I am sure we have all heard the term ‘water weight’ thrown around – whether that be our friends trying to console us or it being an association with a juice or detox cleanse. When you first start a new exercise or eating plan it can be hard to determine what ‘type’ of weight you are gaining or losing. Many people get frustrated because their weight often fluctuates and they can’t figure out the cause of this. Whilst excess water weight (or water retention) is something that can affect everybody, there are a few things we can do about it. The first step comes from understanding.

So what is water retention?

Simply speaking, water retention is when fluid (mainly water) begins to build up in our body’s tissues. Sometimes this can just affect particular areas of our body or our entire body.

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