Our expert says:
Firstly it is important to keep in mind that water weighs approx. 1 kg per litre. So if you lose 1 kg in weight because you have taken diuretics and urinated a lot, then your weight will have decreased, but you will NOT have lost any FAT. And if you have gained 1 kg a day in die 5 days of not using a diuretic, then that also makes no difference to the fat content of your body. Unless you are trying "to make weight" which some of our top athletes have to do, then weight that shows up on the scale caused by water in your body, is not an issue. Your kidneys will restore your water balance if you stop taking diuretics when you don't need them. Just relax, drink your normal quantity of liquids and do not obsess over what the scale indicates. Personal trainers are not 'trained' to give advice on the use of medications such as diuretics, but your medical doctor is.
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