Hey Paleomom, good on you for starting the journal! For what it's worth, I've been incredibly thirsty and have been drinking a lot (I didn't listen to Matt on that). There was one day I had two litres of coconut water! Sometimes water doesn't quench the the thirst so I try to get a lot of my fluids from fruit. I don't really know why, but my body is craving a lot of fluids, and I've been giving my body whatever it needs.
I agree with Zach about the food log. As you know, I'm logging what I eat, but it's not with a calorie counting mentality. In fact, the calories are off a lot of the time, as I don't measure anything, and I forget things that I ate. I don't even look at the macros! BUT, I think in a few weeks, once the emotional and physical side has become less intense, that log is going to be a really useful resource for me to track my sleep, digestion, and how I was feeling, with how I was eating.
Just a thought as well: it does sound like your diet has become very basic... I know you're tired, but maybe you could incorporate some raw veggies in? Im only suggesting raw cos you wouldnt have to cook them Raw bell peppers are amazing - and full of water, which would help rehydrate you. Also raw carrots are meant to be a super elixir.
Keep us posted!
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat