Our expert says:
I think the time it takes to see results is varied depending on the person. It can take weeks, or months, for different people. I don't know how long you've been at this for, but perhaps it will take a little longer. The perception of tighter clothes is certainly common and probably related to the change in muscle mass, and also to the water intake.
You don't NEED to take in that much water every day, it doesn't pay to force yourself to drink. Your body is smart enough to tell you how much to drink, so don't worry about forcing it. I think you're probably overdoing it right now, and that's why you feel like you do. It's not water retention, but water overload. So cut down on the water and drink when you're thirsty, not more.
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