Weight Loss Test: Recognize And Reduce Water Retention (Edema)
Weight Loss Test: Are You Edema or Really Fat?
If you don't know exactly what type of obesity you are, dieting and exercising may be in vain. Before seeing the tricks, take the following quiz.
Rubber band binding method:
Wrap the upper arm with a round rubber band for tying hair for a few minutes. After removing it, the marks are very deep and will not disappear for a long time.
Light transmission method:
Lift the arm forward, keep it perpendicular to the body, and illuminate it from the outside of the arm with a powerful white light flashlight. Did you find that the inside of the arm also became very transparent?
If your answer is yes, then, fortunately, you are the edema family who is most likely to lose arms quickly.
As long as you improve your living habits, speed up blood circulation in your arms, and maintain a good metabolism in your body, you will hopefully become a super slim beauty within a week!
The most obvious part of the fat arm of the edema family is the inner side of the arm, which lacks elasticity when pressed, often feels swollen, and even feels a little numb in severe cases. And your arms may be noticeably thicker today than yesterday!
The edematous arm is usually caused by poor blood circulation and metabolism, lymphatic obstruction, or long-term poor posture.
Check your daily menu to see if you love eating foods high in salt and drinking too much water before bed. Usually, office computer OLs and girls who don't like sports are most likely to become edema.
Lymphatic circulation exercise
To tighten the upper arms, massage the lymph glands first, so that the water and metabolic waste accumulated in the hands will be lost, and the arms will be slimmed down.
The basic rule of massage is to stimulate from the wrist to the base of the arm, not use too much force, and do it with gentle friction. In addition, the elbow is also the place where the lymphatic vessels are concentrated and must be carefully maintained.
- Action one: Sit on a chair, make a light fist with your left hand, and tap the outside of your right hand from your wrist to the base of your arm. Switch arms to tap, and stimulate 3-5 times on each side.
- Action two: Grab the outer side of the right arm with the left hand, from the wrist to the base of the arm, slowly stimulate upward in a grasping and relaxing manner, switch arms, and hold 3-5 times on each side.
- Action three: Place the thumb of your left hand on the inside of your right elbow and press gently for about 10 seconds. Then switch to the other hand. The inner side of the right elbow is rich in lymph, and gentle pressure can promote stagnant lymph flow.
- Action four: Take a dry and soft towel on the shoulder, slowly wipe it from the outside of the arm to the back of the hand, and then from the palm of the hand through the inside of the arm, wipe it up to the armpit. This simple towel circulation method is different from the above hand massages. It pays more attention to the "qi circulation" of the arm. Rubbing with a towel can make the stagnant arm energy smooth, speed up the metabolism, and effectively eliminate puffiness and fat.
Dealing with the edema clan's fat arm nirvana
As long as the blood and metabolic circulation are strengthened, the edema can be improved. In addition to using diet therapy, moderate massage and simple stretching are also very effective.
Brown Sugar Watermelon Shortbread
- Material: watermelon peel, a little brown sugar
- Practice: Remove the green skin and red flesh of the watermelon, leaving only the white part, cut it into small pieces, sprinkle it with a little brown sugar, and store it in the refrigerator. After about 1 hour, the sweet brown sugar melon skin shortbread is ready to eat.
- Efficacy: Watermelon rind is a very good drainage and diuretic food. It can clear heat and eliminate edema. It is extremely easy to make and is most suitable for summer consumption. It can not only eliminate the troubles of fat arms but also serve as a delicious and low-burden dessert, killing two birds with one stone.
Red Bean and Barley Soup
- Ingredients: Red Beans, Barley, Water
- Practice: The famous slimming red bean and barley soup? That's right. Wash the red beans and soak them in water. After about half an hour, the red beans will become soft. Remove them and add water and stew with the coix seed, and cook until soft.
- Efficacy: Both red beans and barley can help the body to excrete excess water, but because barley is cool, it is not suitable for girls to eat alone for a long time. With warm red beans, it will not cause a burden on the body. Red beans can nourish the blood, and barley can whiten, not only losing weight but also having beauty effects. But don't add sugar for the taste, sugar can easily make you fat.