I realized last weekend that I was not drinking enough water. Started guzzling as much as I could but was not getting in as much water as usual. Over the week I was consuming about 1/2 gallon daily and every day increasing by a little. I’m now up to a gallon a day so this is right where I wanted to be with water intake. The bloating has continued to decrease and I’m seeing my body normalize – hooray! Took about 2 weeks, which seems to be pretty standard because most of my friends have mentioned 1.5-2 weeks for them as well this season.
The Golden Rule:Drink water! Eek!
2 things I learned in my post-comp weeks:
- Water is mondo importante. It is so worth it to indulge just remember to drink lots and lots of water!
- Pace yourself. I learned to tell myself “The food will be there, it’s not going to run away or become unavailable”, so I don’t need to feel like I have to gorge all in one sitting.