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    I seem to be retaining water: I can tell because my feet are swollen and it feels funny to open and close my hands, and I feel bloated all over. It's not that time of the month... I ate a banana and a half today, whereas I have not eaten bananas in months (or any other fruits). Could it be the bananas? Is it the potassium? Just wondering..

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    Thats the only thing different you have eaten lately? Then I guess the answer is yes, it was the bananas : / too bad.
    Calm the f**k down.

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    I've also recently increased my thyroid hormones, and it's been exceptionally hot outside. Oh! And I've slept very little in the last two nights: first insomnia, then due to my son waking up hourly. Ideas? What could it be?

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    it could be the bananas if you're usually eating low carb. water attaches to carbs which can cause an increase in water weight. is there anything else that different: a change in exercise, more humidity, etc.?

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    all of the above? Drink lots of lemon water, eat lots of celery and get some naps in. Or watermelon.
    mmm watermelon
    Calm the f**k down.

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    Fructose causes me to retain water. I notice it in my hands as soon as I try to exercise. It also warns me first with headaches. One banana for dessert last night messed me up. I do better with grains than sugars.

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    The heat slays me each and every time, especially if it's humid. I feel like a puffer fish, minus the spikes.

    Second on the lemon water that metismomma mentioned.

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    Okay thanks for the tip on the lemon water. I'm drinking some right now! I just remembered (duh!) that I also ate almonds today after several weeks of no nuts. I did soak them overnight and blanch them, and I dehydrated them. It was rather impulsive of me to introduce two new foods in one day! I guess that's what happens when I'm really really tired.

    Grol, it's interesting to know fruit causes you water retention. I will definitely keep a watch on it for me in the future. ANy idea of the cause?

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    I love almonds, but they also really puff me up.

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    AutumnP: Really?! So any idea of the mechanism behind almonds causing water retention? Or humidity for that matter? I'm really interested in this!

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