I've been doing the salt loading for 2 months, the same amount of time with the iodine. I live in Houston, TX and the humidity lately has been a killer and it's only June. I have to admit I haven't been drinking my 8 glasses of water. So if I salt load and drink half my weight in water the bloating will go away? Ya know, you alway hear dr's say to much salt causes bloating and if it's pounded into your head for years you eventually believe it.