Post # 1
I have a huge problem with water retention the week before my period and also during. I found Jillian Michael’s prescribed drink recipe online (and I think it’s in the book) of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar free cranberry juice, and 1 dandelion tea bag. I looked everywhere for dandelion tea and finally just ordered it on Amazon.com. It’s on the way!
Has anyone tried this concoction and if did it rid your body of excess water? Did you notice a difference in how your body looks?
Post # 3
i just avoid salt like crazy- it helps
Post # 4
I did it as directed a while back but to be honest, I didn’t notice any changes at all. I know that I too carry a lot of water so I was expecting to see something dramatic. I didn’t but that doesn’t mean you won’t. I have been thinking about trying it again because I bought all those tea bags! HA! Good luck and let us know if it works for you!
Post # 5
I just started drinking it once a day, she advises to drink it all throughout the day but it is hard to make it at work. I did notice I pee a lot more! On the box of the tea it said to only take for 4-6 weeks then take a break. I wonder why?
Post # 6
It’s a diuretic. The best thing you can do to shift fluid is to do it naturally. Vistagirl has it right. Salt will pull water into the body. Products like these teas pull water out of the body. They recommend only a limited amount of time because you can eventually dehydrate your cells with enough diuretic.
I would try cutting down on the salt first before going to even a natural diuretic.
Post # 7
Diuretics help get rid of excess water but they can also deplete your body of potassium, that could be why the package says to take a break. Too low potassium can cause calf cramps. Could be helpful to eat a banana a day. I take a prescription medication for excess water and I have to take potassium supplements to keep everything balanced.