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    Frequent urination when starting back on primal

    It's been a few months since I've visited this forum due to the fact I fell off the wagon a little bit . Fortunately I didn't gain too much but I am very dissappointed with myself due to my recent failure. I am now back but have noticed that I have been urinating more frequently. Is that due to loss of water weight? Thanks!
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    Its water....the first week I lost 8lbs....could only have been water. I was waking up in middle of the night to go.

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    Thanks! That's what I figured it to be.
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    Higher protein diets are diuretic, and with the reversal of inflammation, you will definitely be running to the head a lot more. It will help you flush out all the nasties.

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    Thank you! Now with this diet, I've always seemed to have a problem with the other end of the bathroom. I could go up to a week without going. Any advice to keeping that regular. I try to eat fibers, such as greens to help. But there are times that doesn't.
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    Water and some blackberries/pears....etc...

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    Stick with primal for the long haul, and gut stuff will re-balance. Took me 3 months. Everything is fine now.

    In the meantime:
    1) Magnesium supplement
    2) Plenty of fat (coconut oil apparently lubricates some people particularly well, though that didn't work for me)
    3) Maybe a probiotic of some sort
    4) Consider the possibility of dairy being constipating.

    And let go of the CW that you MUST go once a day. As long as it's easy when you do go and you're not uncomfortable in between, it's fine even if you only poop once a week. Or poop 5 times a day.
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    Thanks. I was eat plenty of fat. Use coconut oil to cook and also use coconut milk for protein shakes.
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    Keep the vegies going. They have enough fibre to keep you regular. Just curious but why the protein shakes?

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    Potassium and magnesium tend to help keeping you regular, provided you get enough fat. Avocados, spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, are all good. When I went primal, it took my innards a couple of weeks to adjust to the different diet before things normalized.

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