Summer is almost here, so you’ve been working hard, killing your ab workouts, and sticking to your fat-reducing meal plan. You’ve been doing everything with 100% effort, yet your abs still aren’t visible?
If you’re not a competitive physique athlete or wrestler, you’ve most likely never had to cut water weight; therefore, you probably won’t even notice if you’re holding water. When you’re retaining water, fluid is stored in your subcutaneous cells causing your skin to look soft and puffy. That layer covers up the muscle definition you’ve been working so hard to see.
Factors such as excess sodium intake or dehydration can cause water retention, but thankfully there are natural methods and supplements that can help you get rid of that extra layer of water so you can reveal those etched abs.
I recently had to prepare for a photo shoot with just a little over a week’s notice. Instead of stressing out, which could’ve caused even more water retention, I knew the only thing that was going to get me in photo-ready shape quickly was to reduce my sodium and carb intake, water load, and start using Shredded, the aquaretic from SAN Nutrition.
I lift weights and incorporate cardio almost every day, so losing a few pounds of water weight can be fairly easy. It’s not as simple if you don’t do this regularly, so if you want to lose a few pounds of water for an event, I’d highly recommend starting with a solid workout and diet plan. This would obviously help you achieve better overall results for your efforts, too.
Note: Flushing excess water will only help to show more muscle definition if you have a low body-fat percentage to begin with.
Check out my tips to help reveal your six-pack abs
- Reduce sodium intake
- Increase water intake to at least 1 gallon per day
- Eat asparagus for its natural diuretic effect
- Take a multi-vitamin like Dr. Feel Good by SAN Nutrition – lack of micronutrients such as vitamin B1 and B6 can lead to excess water weight
- Avoid processed and refined carbohydrates
- Take SAN Nutrition’s Shredded to help accelerate safe water loss