Sorry if this has already been asked somewhere but i couldnt find another post on it.
Could anyone tell me if being dehydrated causes you to retain water. I struggle to keep hydrated as i have an ED and dont eat much. I also struggle to keep my fluid intake up so am often dehydrated. Does this cause water retention??
Also note that once you start drinking enough water after being chronically dehydrated your body may try to store some more of the water making you feel even more bloated then before. Don't worry about it. Once your body gets enough water for about a day it will flush the extra water out of your system.
To make it easier to drink water you can flavor it by making unsweetened tea (which has great nutrients in it and no calories) and it also helps to always keep a bottle with you and to drink a few gulps every 20 mintues. You will be amazed at how much water you can get down by just drinking a few mouthsfull three times an hour.
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