Post # 1
If you read my latest post you know it’s 2 days to my wedding and I’ve got a bad cold I’m trying to get rid of.
I’d like to drink lots of fluid, particularly water since I know it helps a lot, the problem is I’m scared to gain “water weight” b/c then I won’t fit in my dress. It’s very tight as it is as a result of gaining a couple of pounds. The dress is at my parents’ so it’s not like I can monitor how I’m doing.
I had written last week about gaining some pounds and my thoughts that it could be water weight b/c of my menstrual cycle. So a bee suggested I start drinking a ton of water but then 2 days before the wedding stop it drastically.
But now it IS two days before the wedding. So what does this mean — if I drink lots of water to get better would I be risking not fitting into my dress?
Post # 3
I thought that water weight was more a function of salt than water. If you eat a lot of salt your body will retain the water. If not the water will just flush you out which is a really good thing especially when you’re sick. If I were you (and i’m not a doc… but this is just what i would do), I would avoid as much sugar and salt as possible until the wedding. Drink lots of water and stick to fruits and veggies and lean protein.
Post # 4
Yes, I’ve heard the same as Corgi….water is very healthy for a person, and it does not cause bloat. What causes the bloat is your consumption of salt….for some reason if you eat a lot of salty foods, your body will retain the water, as Corgi said. I would definitely hydrate yourself, just be extremely cautious of what you eat….plain foods with no butter or salt such as: veggies, fish, chicken.
Post # 5
Oh, I frogot to add….I hope you feel better soon and have a wonderful wedding day! Congrats =)
Post # 6
water weight is actually put on when your body does not have enough water. if you don’t drink enough your body stores water because it thinks it has to make it last. the more water you drink the more water weight you will shed because your body will not need to hold on to the water. Like the other posters have said, avoid salty and sugary foods, drink LOTS of water and take a diuretic to help with the bloat, (found at any drug store) BUT NOT ON THE DAY OF YOUR WEDDING.
Post # 7
I agree with everyone else. Water weight has nothing to do with how much water you drink, it’s more a function of salt intake. Drink on!! Try to limit your salt and sugar intake for the next few days and you should be fine.
Post # 8
If you have a cold you better drink lots of water. The last thing you want is to be dehydrated. Your skin will look awful and you can risk passing out. It will probably help you get better faster. Congratulations on your wedding.
Post # 9
water and lemon! water and lemon! water and lemon! also boil water and sip it at night with lemon. can’t go wrong!
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Yup, I’m with everyone else! Drink the water! Plus, would you rather be a little bloated or sick on your wedding day? Even if the water would make you a bit bloated, I’d rather be a bit bloated a feel good than not be bloated and be coughing all day! The water will be good for your cold! Hope you feel better soon!
Post # 11
Drink the water, and on the plus side, maybe the cold is helping you lose some of those extra pounds (I know that I’m not usually hungry when I’m sick).
Post # 12
I agree with all the water related posts. As for the cold, I’ve always had great luck with Airborne. You can get it at any drug store.
Post # 13
One of you said it’s better to be bloated than sick on the wedding. The problem is if I’m bloated I WON’T FIT IN MY DRESS. They’re tight as it is.
QUESTION: IF I HAVE ONE OR TWO CHICKEN SOUPS (CUP O’ NOODLES IS MOST CONVENIENT), AND IT HAS SALT IN IT, IS THAT OK? WILL THAT MAKE ME RETAIN WATER?
Post # 14
OH ONE MORE THING: ONE OF MY BRIDESMAIDS (WHO DOES TEND TO BE OVERLY CAUTIOUS ABOUT THINGS) TOLD ME I NEEDED TO GO TO THE DOCTOR, A WALK-IN CLINIC SO I CAN BE PRESCRIBED SOMETHING TO HELP WTH THE COLD AND ALSO SO I WON’T BE WORN DOWN. SHE SAID I SHOULD GO TO THE DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE IT’S A COLD!!
I DON’T HAVE TIME!!!!! I’M HOME NOW GETTING THINGS DONE FOR THE WEDDING. WHEN MY FIANCE COMES HOME IN A FEW HOURS WE HAVE TO LEAVE.
I MAY BE ABLE TO SQUEEZE IN TIME TOMORROW, BUT THE DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING IS REALLY PUSHING IT.
HELP, PEOPLE, IS SHE RIGHT????????????????????
Post # 15
Those soups have tons of salt, they come in low sodium too though. Just check the label.
Post # 16
Do NOT eat canned soup if you’re worried about bloating – look at the label, it has half the sodium you should eat in an entire day! Cup o’Noodles is the worst.. throw that stuff away. YES IT WILL MAKE YOU BLOAT IF IT HAS SALT.
Try to drink hot tea if you need something warm for your cold, then just ‘real’ food (nothing from a package) – ie get a piece of raw chicken and grill it, or have a salad, or some fish, nothing processed. Anything in a can or from the freezer is loaded with salt as a preservative and will make you bloat up big time.
Only you can know if you should go to a doc.. if you have a high fever, yes go, but if you just feel icky with sore throat/stuffy nose, probably don’t need to bother.