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  • Oh my gosh! I am so thirsty. Is this normal?

    I woke up this morning and couldn't quite quench my thirst, but as the day has progressed I have gotten thirstier and thirstier. Has anyone else had this issue?

    PB for 15 days

    Today's diet

    -1 large glass coconut water (post workout)
    -Chocolate coconut smoothie (1/2 can coconut milk, 1 scoop of unflavoured/unsweeted whey, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp maple syrup)
    -green salad with (lemon and EVOO), balsalmic-glazed chicken drumsticks
    -beef stir fry (beef, assorted bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, garlic) sauteed in CO/butter
    -4 oz of milk

    Today's workout

    HIIT - warm/up, 6 x 15 second sprints, cool/down

    I am not diabetic, nor have I ever been diagnosed pre-diabetic, but I did do my blood-sugar, after dinner, just to be certain. It is 6.7 mmol/L or 120 mg/dL, which post-meal is normal.

    So has anyone else experienced this? Should I be concerned? Thanks.
    Goals:

    Lose weight/fat!
    Get fit!
    Regain my health and energy!
    Run a marathon! (again)

  • #2
    Electrolyte imbalance probably.
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    • #3
      You getting enough sodium?

      I always find I'm thirsty as hell if I don't get enough salt.
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      • #4
        That's possible. I've never much been in the habit of salting my food, although I am getting better.

        I will give it a try. Thanks.
        Goals:

        Lose weight/fat!
        Get fit!
        Regain my health and energy!
        Run a marathon! (again)

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        • #5
          I agree. That dry, non quenchable thirst usually is from an imbalance of sodium.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AngryKiwi47 View Post
            You getting enough sodium?

            I always find I'm thirsty as hell if I don't get enough salt.
            That was my thinking too.
            Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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            • #7
              Sipping a glass of lemon and salt right now. It seems to be helping. So note to future self, do not be afraid or forget to salt your food.

              Thanks for all the quick responses.
              Goals:

              Lose weight/fat!
              Get fit!
              Regain my health and energy!
              Run a marathon! (again)

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              • #8
                Yeah, I went from NEVER salting my food to salting everything but bacon.
                Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                Griff's cholesterol primer
                5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                bloodorchid is always right

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                • #9
                  Is there a salt that is best? Is regular table salt okay, or is sea salt or himalayan pink salt better to use?

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                  • #10
                    I used to have to throw containers of salt away because they'd harden before I used them up. Once I stopped eating processed foods (the biggest salt offender was Progresso soups), I got back in the habit of salting at least veggies, broth, etc. Bone broth + nori/seaweed + salt = healthy yummy delicious goodness.

                    OP, glad you're feeling better.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Chanda View Post
                      Is there a salt that is best? Is regular table salt okay, or is sea salt or himalayan pink salt better to use?
                      I prefer sea salt with no iodine. It is relatively unprocessed and so it still has all it's trace minerals. Because of this is is course and grey in colour. I have read that the trace minerals help to balance the sodium when ingested by the body, which could be important if you suffer from high blood pressure.
                      Goals:

                      Lose weight/fat!
                      Get fit!
                      Regain my health and energy!
                      Run a marathon! (again)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Chanda View Post
                        Is there a salt that is best? Is regular table salt okay, or is sea salt or himalayan pink salt better to use?
                        When I just want salt, I use a large crystal sea salt and nibble on it, one grain at a time.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                          I used to have to throw containers of salt away because they'd harden before I used them up. Once I stopped eating processed foods (the biggest salt offender was Progresso soups), I got back in the habit of salting at least veggies, broth, etc. Bone broth + nori/seaweed + salt = healthy yummy delicious goodness.

                          OP, glad you're feeling better.
                          I never realized the relation between thirst and salt. Once I quite processed, I still don't really salt anything. Some days, like yesterday, I just can't drink enough.

                          There for awhile, I would start my day with salted lemon water (prolonged fasting days). Might not hurt to make that a daily habit, huh?
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                          • #14
                            I find that extra fluid is required for fat metabolism. Were you to go lower fat, you may need less water. Though I'd advise to just carry on doing whatever works, rather than messing around. Some people need more water, some less. It isn't a problem as long as you aren't overhydrated.
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                            • #15
                              There are different opinions on salt. I have read that celtic salt (gray) is prone to molding and has many contaminants. Pink salts color comes from oxidized iron which is not a good thing to ingest but at the amount in the salt it might not matter. Sea salt does contain trace minerals, some good some bad.

                              Personally i use a highly refined salt that has zero impurities with nothing added. Usually this will be a kosher salt or a canning & pickling salt. Table salt has added iodine among other things. I prefer to get my iodine and trace minerals naturally from food.

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