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Weight loss: Sure shot ways to lose water weight quickly



An adult human body has around 60 per cent of water and the amount of water an individual retains fluctuates depending upon their eating habits and health condition. For example, eating a diet high in salt can trigger your cells to soak up and retain water. The excess water your body holds on to is called water weight.
Excess water retention in the body can lead to swollen feet, hands, ankles and legs. Water weight is not usually a thing of concern but it may lead to some discomfort. In fact, in some cases excess water weight might be the reason you aren’t able to lose those few extra kilos.

So, here we give you seven easy tips on how to lose that stubborn water weight.
Reduce your salt intake
The first step to lose water weight is to reduce your salt intake. Replace the foods that are high in sodium with low-sodium alternatives. Too much salt when coupled with less water intake and no exercise can lead to water retention.

Exercise regularly
An easy but short term solution to lose water weight is exercising. Sweating through daily exercise helps you lose the excess fluids from your body. An average amount of fluid loss during an hour workout session is between 16-64 ounces.

Stay hydrated
Another good way to prevent water weight from piling up is by staying hydrated. If you do not keep yourself hydrated, your body prepares itself to run out of fluid by holding onto more water. Staying hydrated helps to get rid of excess salt from the body.

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Manage your stress levels
Increased cortisol levels in the body lead to water retention. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is produced in response to stressful situations and low blood sugar. And every cell in your body has receptors for cortisol, which means it can impact our body severely. Cortisol doesn’t lead to water retention in normal condition but only when you are stressed.

Switch to healthier carbs
Cutting carbs from your diet entirely may help you lose water weight very quickly but this may lead to a dip in your energy levels. So, switching to healthier carbs and limiting carb intake can be a better option. When you eat fewer carbs, you will eat more protein and fat, which are supposed to encourage water loss.

Consume potassium-rich foods
Potassium helps you get rid of water weight in two ways. First by decreasing the level of sodium in your body and second by increasing the production of urine. Potassium regulates the fluid around your cells and prevents your body from retaining water. Some examples of potassium-rich foods are beans, coconut water, green leafy vegetables, fish, avocado, raisins, dates, spinach, broccoli, banana, white potato and sweet potato.

Start taking magnesium supplements
Magnesium helps your kidneys to flush out the excess sodium and water from your system. Magnesium level of body cells is strongly related to potassium in the cells. These two minerals can work in synergy to reduce water retention in the body.



Severe water retention might be a sign of kidney or liver disease. But in most of the cases, water weight is temporary and goes away with some easy lifestyle modification. But if you feel there are other problems along with swelling of your body (due to water retention), you should immediately consult your doctor.

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Spike In Illegal Bushmeat Trade, Consumption Pushing Lions, Others Into Extinction– Group



The spike in illegal trade and consumption of bushmeat in Nigeria is threatening the existence of wildlife especially lions, according to Wild Africa Funds.

The Group called for immediate protection of wildlife, especially lions which are among the most endangered animals in West Africa.

The Nigeria representative for Wild Africa Fund, Festus Iyaroh said on Thursday at the World Lion Day that protecting wildlife is inevitable.

He said eliminating illegal bushmeat trade and consumption would have a positive impact on the tourism sector.


According to him, there are between 120 to 374 lions in West Africa.

South Africa has approximately 13,000 lions but only around 2,300 are wild, the remaining are in game reserves and in captivity.

Iyaroh said, “Beyond habitat loss, lions have suffered a decline in prey species such as antelope due to the bushmeat trade and are frequently killed in retaliation for preying on livestock.”

In Nigeria, the number of lions has reduced to about 50, which are found in Kainji Lake National Park and the Yankari Games Reserve.

He added, “Additionally, the snares and traps set for bushmeat often injure and kill lions. West African lions might disappear forever if we don’t urgently address the threats they face. If we can protect their habitats more effectively, they could bounce back and boost our tourism.”


The co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wild Africa Fund, Peter Knights, said, “Lions are perhaps the most iconic African animal and have massive cultural significance.

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“Their disappearance in West Africa would be tragic and squander an opportunity to foster wildlife tourism that has provided millions of jobs in East and Southern Africa.

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Ekiti chef chasing Hilda Baci’s record cooks for over 85 hours



The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the house where Adeparusi is currently undergoing the cooking marathon in Ilupeju-Ekiti is being powered by a generator set since she started on Friday.

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Residents of Ilupeju-Ekiti, in Oye Local Government Area, have been experiencing epileptic electricity supply for many months before Adeparusi embarked on her quest.

Adeparusi’s friends and colleagues daily storm the house to watch and give her moral support to break the record unofficially set by another chef, Hilda Baci, a few weeks ago.

Some of her colleagues who are students also sleep over at the location while others come to visit and return after enjoying music and various delicacies she is cooking.

NAN observed that Adeparusi is not looking weary or tired in her disposition, body language and not distracted by some negative comments about her quest by certain social media users.


It was also observed that three heavily armed military officers have been deployed to the house to safeguard her and her supporters from invasion of unwanted persons.

Also, cadets officers were deployed to the entrance of the building to ensure that orderliness is maintained as her cooking marathon progresses.

NAN also observed the presence of some journalists and social media practitioners covering every detail of the marathon.

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As at the time of filing in this report, she has been able to cook several meals such as: eba, beans with corn, amala, pounded yam, rice among other delicious meals.

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2023 World Happiness Day: AsterIML gifts food items to 500 residents (Photos, Video)



In commemoration of the International Happiness Day on March 20, one of the top integrated marketing communications companies in Nigeria, Aster Integrated Marketing Limited (AsterIML), made a decision to bring smiles to the faces of the residents of the Isheri North community by giving back to the community.

The company, led by Tolulope Medebem, the founder, made provisions to support 500 people in that community, by giving out various food stuff with support from LaCasera and Paintsville.

While speaking to the press on the reason behind the gesture, Medebem, stated that there is need to ease the economic hardship Nigerians are facing at the moment, especially with the timing being during Ramadan.

“The theme for this year’s World Happiness Day is ‘Be Mindful, Be Grateful, Be Kind’. In light of this and being mindful of the state of the nation with everyone on edge; no food, no money and as they say, a hungry man is an angry man. We thought to ourselves as a team, what do we do? How do we give back to alleviate something, for some people?


“Food! People are hungry. People need to feed, so we thought to pull resources and give food stuff to as many as we could. The plan was to give to 500 families and fortunately, the timing falls into Ramadan. This might then make a couple of the days ahead easier for some people.

“This is something we felt we should do and what other time, than World Happiness Day,” she said enthusiastically.

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While speaking on her philosophy to life, the marketing guru revealed that she has conditioned her mind to be empathetic.

“My philosophy in life is simple – Be kind, you never know what the other person is going through. We honestly would have loved to do more BUT on our own, with the support of friends as well as LaCasera and Paintsville, this is what we have been able to do today, hopefully, we will look to doing bigger and better,” she said.

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