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Old 08-14-2003, 08:16 AM   #1
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Since being on the SBD, I've noticed that my body isn't retaining water as much. I remember that when we started the SBD, I used the bathroom a lot. What is it about this diet that causes that??
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Old 08-14-2003, 09:31 AM   #2
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Personally, I tend to retain fluid easily. Highly sensitive to sodium and preservatives, but I do notice that I retain fluid when I eat alot of carbs. So this week when I began phase II and added a few carbs, I've also added 2 lbs. I'm sure my body is just holding fluid from the carbs so I'm not panicking.

I drink hot water with lemon juice (either fresh or the Minute Maid that you get in the frozen juice section - NOT ReaLeamon Brand because of preservatives) and a little splenda a couple times a day and it helps alot.
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I have read that Insulin causes water retention. Lots of carbs = lots of Insulin = water retention.
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Old 08-14-2003, 01:32 PM   #4
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The only time that I pee alot , is when I am on my period
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Protein works like a diuretic which is why it is essential to drink a lot of water on higher protein diets. Carbs, on the other hand, are like little sponges. They absorb fluid. Of course it's a lot more technical than this, but this is the gist.
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