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  • #16
    You don't want dark yellow, that's for certain. Light yellow is preferable. If you're peeing clear all the time, you are likely washing out your electrolytes.


    • #17
      Originally posted by sarahemma14 View Post
      I don't think its dehydration, I drink a ton of water every day! My pee is pretty much white,
      drinking a lot of water depletes electrolytes really quickly. potassium is the biggest concern because on a VLC diet you have reduced your intake considerably.
      easiest way to check and rectify this is to nip to the pharmacy and get some diorlyte or its equivalent. mix 1 sachet in the next few glasses of water you drink till the packs gone. then increase potassium in your diet-fish is high as is spinach.
      dehydration isnt just about water volume-its actually about electrolyte balance within the volume of fluid in your body.
      diorlyte isnt for long term use but is ideal as a `quick fix` to get you normal levels. headache is a classic stage 1 sign. (get the basic not `diorlyte relief` as you aren't treating diarrhoea - relief contains rice flour,the basic just contains all the electrolytes)

      I'm also VLC and its going very well for me, deal with electrolytes first-imbalances can make you pretty sick . then look at increasing carbs if you want but I think you'll feel fine when you are back in balance
      Last edited by CarbDodger; 07-05-2013, 01:07 AM.
      When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
      27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
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      • #18
        I'm VLC and whenever I start getting headaches it's either dehydration or lack of electrolytes. Taking magnesium and Potassium has helped a lot. If I get a really bad one, some sea salt usually fixes it right up.
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        • #19
          Thank you everyone for your input, I will try the electrolyte replacement and see if that works. I don't want to have to increase my carbs if necessary because this is working for me otherwise. Thanks again!