2. Cut Back On Alcohol Consumption
Not to be a party pooper, but drinking alcohol can lead to water retention. That’s because it’s a diuretic, which means it makes you pee more than usual.
After a long night of drinking, that can result in serious dehydration. And it’s why you get a headache, dry mouth, and fatigue when you’re hungover.
At first, the water loss caused by alcohol makes you feel less puffy. But as you re-hydrate the next day, your body holds on to excess water. This is the same reason diuretic water loss pills don’t work in the long run.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t drink alcohol at all. Just drink in moderation, and have a glass of water for every two drinks of alcohol.
And, when you are hungover, drink as much water as possible to rehydrate. This will help prevent the water weight rebound and reduce your hangover symptoms.