5 Steps On How To Lose Water Weight In One Day

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Lose 6 pounds of water weight fast and safely

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I share 5 steps on how to lose water weight in one day.

This includes my personal experience of how I gained 6 pounds in 2 days, and lost it in 1 day.

Yes, during my 2 days of fun in Bermuda, I actually gained 6 pounds.

However, after I returned home, I lost those 6 pounds of weight fast, in just 1 day.

How did I lose 6 pounds of weight so fast?

Let’s get into it.

After a quick 2 day vacation to Bermuda, I’m now back home and ready to motivate you to move your body and eat better food.

So let’s start off with this question:

Put your hand up right now if you ate lots of bad food and were lazy over the weekend or holiday?

Well, I’m so guilty of this that I should put two hands up.

But the good news is, that is now behind us, and we can’t change the past.

It’s now time to move forward and forget everything that we just did over the last few days.

In other words, it’s time to get back to Living Lean.

Now, before I share how to lose this weight fast, let me first share a quick story.

How I gained 6 pounds in just 2 days

When I arrived back home, I weighed myself, just to see where I was at.

I was definitely feeling the effects of drinking too much alcohol, eating a lot of processed high carbohydrate foods, and not moving my body enough.

How Much Alcohol is Too Much for Living Lean?

All of this led me to feeling puffy from retaining a lot of extra water.

After stepping onto the weight scale, I saw that my weight was 183 pounds.

On a daily basis, I typically weigh in at 176-177 pounds.

So this holiday binge led to me gain 6 pounds in just 2 days.

Does this mean I really gained 6 pounds of fat in just 2 days of drinking too much alcohol, eating bad food, and not moving my body?

Absolutely not.

The 6 pounds was mainly water weight.

5 steps: how to lose water weight in one day

So here’s what I did, the day after I got home from vacation, to lose water weight fast and safely:

#1. Drink a lot of water

When I woke up the next morning, the first thing I did was I downed a lot of water.

Here’s how much water you should drink to lose weight fast.

How Much Water Should I Drink To Lose Weight Fast

#2. Eat a lot of green vegetables

I also ate a lot of green vegetables with my meals throughout the day.

Here’s how to cook vegetables and make them taste delicious.

How To Cook Vegetables And Make Them Taste Delicious

#3. Eat a lot of good sources of protein

In addition to eating a lot of vegetables, I also ate a lot of good sources of lean protein.

Best Protein Sources For Fat Loss

#4. Reduce consumption of sugar

I also really focused on keeping my sugar intake to a minimum.

Here’s why sugar makes us fat.

why sugar makes us fat

#5. Get your body moving

It’s important to get your body moving a lot more than you did over the past 2 days.

I did this by going to the gym for a leg workout that was focused on multi-muscle, compound exercises, such as the barbell deadlift.

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This was a very similar workout to the Afterburn Effect workouts that I share in my Live Lean Afterburn program.

So if you haven’t picked up my Live Lean Afterburn program yet, check it out here.

So that’s what I want you to do.

Start today

By following these steps, it will help flush a lot of the stored water weight out of your system, fast.

Again, those 6 pounds that I put on in 2 days was not body fat.

They majority of those 6 pounds would have been water weight.

Think about it.

You would have a hard time gaining 6 pounds of body fat in 2 days.

The math behind gaining 6 pounds of body fat

To gain 1 pound of fat in 1 day, you need to be a calorie surplus of 3500 calories at the end of the day.

3 Ways To Create A Calorie Deficit For Weight Loss

So lets look at the math to gain 6 pounds of fat in 2 days:

  • 3,500 surplus calories x 6 pounds of fat
  • = 21,000 surplus calories
  • 21,000 surplus calories / 2 days
  • = 10,500 surplus calories in a day

Based on these calorie calculations, I would have had to eaten on average a surplus of 10,500 calories a day, over and above the amount of calories I burned throughout the day.

calorie calculator

If I burned 2,000 calories in a day, I would have had to consume 12,500 calories every day, to gain 6 pounds of fat in 2 days.

After seeing these calorie calculations, I hope you get the point

It’s obvious that the majority of this 6 pound weight gain was from stored water weight.

Now that we know this, the goal is to get rid of and excrete our body of this stored water water.

Apply these 5 tips to lose water weight and forget everything that you did in the past.

Forget all the bad food, all the alcohol, and all the laziness.

Get back into the swing of things, starting right now.

See how I was misbehavin’ in Bermuda

If you want to see some of the video clips of me in Bermuda with my brother, click here.

You can see me and a bunch of other people letting loose at the beach and jumping in the freezing water.

But it was worth it as it was a great setting and I can now say I swam in the ocean on Christmas Day.

Of course this was after consuming a little bit of “liquid courage” to get us motivated.

You can also see me hanging out with Santa’s little helpers πŸ˜‰and having a little bit of fun as well.

But all in all, this is what I did on my vacation.

I kind of let loose, but now I’m back and I’m getting back to the philosophies of the Live Lean lifestyle.

5 New Rules of Live Lean Eating

Bottom line on how to lose water weight in one day.

Like I said, I excreted those 6 pounds of water weight in just one day, so I’m now back down to 177 pounds.

So don’t get discouraged.

If you step on the weight scale right now and it says your weight is way over what you normally are, don’t give up on your journey.

How To Properly Weigh Yourself On A Weight Scale

This is not the time to throw your hands up and say…

“Oh no, I can’t do this anymore. It’s going take me forever to lose the extra weight I put on during vacation”.

Remember, the majority of this is just stored water weight.

Get right back into it by:

  1. drinking a lot of water
  2. eating lots of green vegetables
  3. consuming more protein
  4. keeping your sugar consumption low
  5. getting into the gym and work multi-muscle groups to burn a lot of calories

The workouts from my Live Lean Afterburn program are perfect for not only burning a lot of calories and fat, but also losing water weight fast.

Live Lean Afterburn 2.0

By doing this, you’ll be back to your game day shape in no time.

Now, do me a favor and answer the questions of the day, listed below, in the comments section.

I want to hear about it because it will help make me and probably some of the other readers feel better.

I’ll be back again in a couple days with more cooking shows with recipes from the kitchen, more workouts, and a lot of other great things.

This is the year of Living Lean and you guys are coming along the journey with me.

I can’t wait to show you everything that is to come.

I’ll talk to you soon.


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0 responses to “5 Steps On How To Lose Water Weight In One Day

  1. Great tips Brad!! Glad you had a great holiday, and yes time to back into better habits I am right here with ya!

  2. @Brad Gouthro I am a guy who’s skinny trying to gain muscle and weight but eating healthy to do so. Are their certain foods and drinks that are good for me in my situation . Thanks ahead of time for the advice

  3. For the most part kept it pretty “healthy”…allowing myself a bit more starch. A couple of wraps. But didn’t do any kind of full out cheat meals. Trying not to be so strict right now and just go with the flow. I’ll be starting back with my training on the 1st.
    However, I’ve been taking a little bit of a break with the training…doing more walking and lighter workouts.
    This isn’t any kind of new year’s resolution. I think that everyone needs a break here and there. I usually take a block of time off every several months…..maybe 4 days. And then during the holidays try to keep it no a minimum.
    Cheat meals are part of a healthy regime….

  4. I love Live Lean Afterburn! I have lost over 2 pounds in 1 week (not just water!). Do you have a list of HIIT exercises that can be done at home? I would love to have a list to go through (for variety) every time HIIT comes up on my schedule. I watched the video from October that gave some great exercises. More please! Thanks for all you do to help keep us healthy!

    1. Congrats on the quick results Glenna. I love hearing these stories! I hope you took your before pics!! Keep your eyes out for Live Lean Meltdown in Jan/Feb. It’s my new at home DVD HIIT workout. You’ll love it. Also you could do 1-3 rounds of any of my tabata workouts for your HIIT day. Click on the category link “Tabata Workouts” in the side bar at the bottom of this page for all those workouts.

  5. I AM SHOCKED! SHOCKED I TELL YOU! SUGAR, ALCOHOL, BREAD….. WTF WERE YOU THINKING!!!!!! I AM APPALLED BY YOUR VACATION BEHAVIOR! Disgusting. I am not sure I can ever look at you the same way, EVER again…….

    Okay, JUST KIDDING – you’re only human right? I just happen to be SUPER HUMAN who never ever ever ever “cheats”… My cheat is eating far too much salmon or winter squash, lol! Now you give me a tub of that stuff and it’s gone in 10 minutes… Wait no, 5. lol

    PS: When we going to sushi, wait, no, excuse me, SASHIMI!?!?!

        1. I’m an east-sida … but i do have some business in Cali to attend too (in fact I’ve been thinking of packing up and living there for the winter)… regardless of how it plays out, once i make the trip lets get together for a bite and vid!

  6. Great video and message to get out, gaining 6lbs of fat in two days is not possible! I maintained my regular “everything in moderation” diet and worked out a couple of times, it was nice to be home and to workout with my husband!

  7. Great vid! I just got back from a bike ride and some healthy eating, good to be back. And thanks for your photoshoot prep video, I followed it and took over a thousand pics! All of em turned out great, cheers.

    Matt

  8. Workouts were similar but I did eat more treats but made sure I (a) fasted afterwards and/or (b) ate more vegetables during the day to compensate. Btw: I’ve learned that oranges help settle my stomach after “some” chocolate. With it settled I was able to get out for a workout sooner and had higher energy energy levels. Oh…I’m getting into mangos more!

  9. I was on 4 nights of straight midnights at work, felt hungry so i ate a few broccoli or two…shhh… but also people brought in treats i tried to limit it to one maybe two, but Christmas Eve, I had cabbage rolls, perogies and treats. No alcohol for me this year!! Christmas Day I made breakfast, eggs, turkey baconnuts, fruit. Then at dinner atmum’s turkey dinner with everything. But still had sweets. Mostly dark chocolates. All in all I tried to be good. but was naughty. πŸ™‚

  10. I took Christmas and boxing day off, had lots of my mom’s homemade bread and some sweets (cheesecake)! Did a butt workout Thursday an some hill sprints yesterday! Back on the horse.

  11. On christmas day i got up to make some coffee and found some Baileys Irish Cream so filled my mug up with that, then I ate a big bar of chocolate and went back to bed πŸ˜€

    I’m back on my high fat diet now, which I love πŸ˜› I have loads of equipment in my bedroom so i roll out of bed every so often and do some HIITs then go and lie down again lol

  12. We got lots of food as presents!!! Arghh!!!! But just means it will test our discipline to see if we can save it for treat days!! I started the after burn just before xmas, but now Im ill πŸ™ but gonna crack on with it as soon as im better!

  13. Most of my presents were chocolate and cheese boards……very bloated but now starting tabata and crossfit training again

  14. Since you asked, I ate about half a pizza, Indian food, ate out multiple times – Chipotle, thai food and what not. I was feeling pretty short about myself, a lot if guilt and then by chance I found your channel. I have been watching every video back to the back for the last couple of days. I am inspired to workout. I did tabata every day for the last 3 days, threw in some strength training too and now I am feeling much better about myself. Thanks to your channel!

  15. Lots of (salty) food, lots of chocolate over Christmas week. On the 26th i hit it hard after nearly a week off with weighted squats, deadlifts, and a few tabata sessions, more tabata on the 27th, and just today (28), just logged a 7.5 mile run. Feeling amazing and not dwelling over the mindless eating lately. Happy holidays Brad!

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