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Water Weight


Ok maybe some one can help me with this. From what I understand on a low ,low, carb diet one should not be holding as much water as when eating carbs. But for me I tend to hold abdomen water more on a low carb diet. Open to any suggestions.


There are a lot of factors that can make you “hold water”. I will point out though that unless you’re seriously lean, chances are you’re not holding water, you’re just holding a bit more pudge than you realize.

Barring medical isues, the human body is pretty darned good at maintaining water levels, even when you play around with electrolytes. Yes, you will store water along with carbs eaten, but it’s not as dramatic as some people like to make it out to be (unless, like I said, you’re fairly lean).