Our expert says:
Please don't overdo the water drinking. Adults need 2,5 litres of liquid a day, not more. So let's say you are already having 1,5 litres a day of other liquids, then you only need to add 4 cups (250 ml each) of water to your liquid intake. If you drink too much water this can lead to so-called electrolyte disturbances (vital minerals like potassium, sodium, magnesium and even calcium are washed out of the body), which can affect kidney function and then cause water retention. Just increasing your liquid intake without reducing your energy intake will not lead to weightloss. It may help if you do daily exercises like situps to tighten up your tummy muscles which have probably been stretched by the pregnancy. Ask Fitness Doc on this Website for exercises that target the tummy.
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