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    Thirsty all the time?

    Whenever I start eating more protein and cutting carbs, I feel thirsty and drink way more water than I used to. Is this normal?

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    yea, you're good.

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    Has anybody experimented with adding SALT to water? I was watching a video by the guy that runs MobilityWOD and he said sometimes water "doesn't get absorbed" all that well if it doesn't have some salt or some product he seemed to be suggesting (though not selling) I can't remember what the product was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    Has anybody experimented with adding SALT to water? I was watching a video by the guy that runs MobilityWOD and he said sometimes water "doesn't get absorbed" all that well if it doesn't have some salt or some product he seemed to be suggesting (though not selling) I can't remember what the product was...
    i haven't, but i've heard of this before...and i use a fair amount of salt on my food. i think the salt is one of the reasons pedialyte and gatorade are good for hydration. the whole electrolyte thing is really about proper hydration and balance. the salt helps the body absorb the fluids for proper hydration. i'm sure the sugar gives a temporary boost too, but isn't really necessary.

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    Try adding some lemon and a pinch of sea salt to your water (as mentioned above)... will keep you more hydrated and you won't feel thirsty all the time.
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    Keep in mind increased thirst is a side effect of ketosis, which may or may not be desirable depending on your goals.

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    A line from Animal House comes to mind

    Bluto: My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.
    Otter: Better listen to him, Flounder, he's in pre-med.

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    +1 to Bluto:-) "They took the Bar"...

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    My carb intake is still around 100 grams a day, I thought you had to be a lot lower than that to be in ketosis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlhk View Post
    My carb intake is still around 100 grams a day, I thought you had to be a lot lower than that to be in ketosis?
    It's different for everyone, plus your activity level can affect it. It's generally said below 50g net carbs (the number you get after subtracting fiber) is the sweet spot.

    Also this is a shot in the dark, but maybe getting too much protein could cause this? I just know that low carb and low fat can cause weird side effects, not sure if thirst is one of them but I wouldn't be surprised.

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