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    Why am I so thirsty now? I'm drinking plenty and it doesn't seem to be quenching my thirst. What's up with that? Good thing or not so good?

    Here's my journal and what I've been eating. Not perfect, but I feel like I'm easing into PB quite nicely. I feel great so far!
    Last edited by HeyChelle; 03-04-2011, 11:41 AM.

  • #2
    I don't see the food journal, but many people feel thirsty when they're in ketosis.

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    • #3
      Could be that your meat products have alot of sodium contained in them.

      ?

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      • #4
        Crud - I forgot the journal link. Added it above.

        Ketosis is ok, right? I'm staying under 100 g of carbs even though I have some fruit in my greens smoothies. I wouldn't say that I'm eating VLC.

        Sodium - Although I'm eating 2 peices of Nitrate free bacon for breakfast, I don't think I'm eating that much more sodium than normal. I cook with Real Salt or better quality, never table salt.

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        • #5
          I was thirsty a lot when I ate protein at 1 gram/pound of ideal body weight...so I stopped eating so much meat, but with a lot of food intolerances, I'm wanting to go back to the meat to have enough calories. What to do?

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          • #6
            Ketosis is fine but I think your carb intake is too high for you to be in it. You should maybe buy some keto strips just to check.. apart from that I'm not sure what could be causing your thirstiness unless you're adding salt to your food.

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            • #7
              When I switched to primal I was quite thirsty. In general I think more protein goes nicely with a bit more water as the kidneys benefit (all that nitrogen processing is taxing). However after two weeks or so the thirst leveled out.

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              • #8
                If you are thirsty and drinking a lot and not feeling quenched, your sodium is actually too low. This is a state called hyponatremia. You can make yourself very sick if you don't get enough salt and too much water.
                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                • #9
                  Agree with sbhikes, try adding salt and seeing if it helps.
                  Starting weight: 90kg (11/3/13) (33.1 BMI)
                  Current weight: 89.5kg (12/3/13) (32.9 BMI)
                  Goal weight: 75kg (27.5 BMI)
                  Short term goal: BMI under 30
                  Mid term goal:
                  40 pushups, 100 situps, 10 pullups, 10.1 beep test, >10m 2.4km run
                  Long term goal: Enlist as an ARA Combat Engineer

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                  • #10
                    First reaction: Then drink more water?

                    Second reaction: Dumping processed food and going from a high grain intake to eliminating them may cause short term issues with trace minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc. Look to add foods which provide these and/or supplement if absolutely necessary. I highly recommend avocados! Also, consider adding the occasional grinder turn or 2 of some quality sea salt. Since the food you are preparing yourself doesn't have nearly the salt added to it as commercial stuff, adding a bit of the good stuff at the table isn't going to cause a problem.
                    Re-focusing on the Primal Lifestyle in 2012!

                    Starting: 221.0lb, 29.5% BF (1/9/2012)
                    Latest: 208.9, 26.1% BF (3/19/2012)

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                    • #11
                      ^^ excellent
                      Primal since March 2011

                      Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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                      • #12
                        Oh wow. This is a really old post! How did this get bumped?
                        Thanks for the replies, though! IIRC, the thirst issue cleared up on its own.

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