Not only is protein more metabolically active than the rest of the macros, it also acts as a natural diuretic as a result of flushing nitrogen out of the body, and it goes beyond that, because it's not just protein that creates a diuretic effect. Eating a diet high in fat and low in carbs can also be your ally. In addition, if you know how to implement carbohydrate loading, it can also be of great benefit.
The good news only gets better. For example, eating salt if done at the right time and right amount is your friend enhancing the process of flushing fluids out of your system. So why are there so many supplements and prescribed medications on the market that claim they're the next best thing since sliced bread for accomplishing the same thing as good ole food?
With great certainty I'm here to tell you it's because like many other diet related products it's about creating a perception of instant gratification with little or no effort on the part of the consumer. I totally get the strategy, I mean who in the hell doesn't want instant results. Problem is, the shiny object that's dangling in front of the consumer is playing right in to the right hemisphere of the brain, and it works. When human nature gets all worked up in a frenzy, logical thinking goes right out the window with the hand basket. But this state of mind set is all for not because the fast results the consumer receives is lost just as fast.
Back to the food option, which is the best option. The dirty little secret and question is how do you put all the macro and micronutrients to work in harmony creating the natural diuretic effect? For starters, if your trainer or dietitian is uniquely trained with firsthand experience they should know. Good luck with that...
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The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)