Water is very important for good health. But did you know your body can retain excess water, leading to swollen joints, a puffy face, and making you weigh at least 5 pounds extra? Excess water weight (or water retention) is a sign of poor eating habits and issues such as increased inflammation, kidney disease, and hormonal imbalance during pregnancy and luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. However, you can get rid of the water weight and start burning fat. Give this post a read to know how to lose water weight. Remember, swelling of your extremities can indicate underlying health issues, so please check with your doctor immediately. With that in mind, let’s begin!