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Old 06-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #4
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Ultimately, it isn't good or bad, per say. We retain water for various reasons...repair damaged muscles, lubricate joints, help deydration stay at bay, and so on. Granted, losing water weight isn't a bad thing in and of itself, but retaining water, under normal circumstances, isn't either. Obviously, if you down too much salt you are retaining water and probably not for good reasons. But if you are watching your diet and retain water and haven't eaten anything wonky, and really don't suffer from any hyper tension or any other ailments, some water retention is to be expected, especially if you exercise or don't drink enough water. On the other hand...

If you DO eat a lot of salty foods, or if you do have medical conditons such as hyper tension and you retain water...well, you might want to relook at your diet.

In short, mostly, it is a yes, it was a good thing. Can the weight come back on? Sure. But if you watch what you eat and if you get your recommended water in and keep exercising, probably not.

TOM = time of month. Most women see a gain around that time...again...water retention
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