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    I don't what is going on with this new wave of converts. Three years ago it was nothing like this. Now people come limping in here like they drank poison. What is different now?


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    I don't think its dehydration, I drink a ton of water every day! My pee is pretty much white, except for probably on the weekend when I was busy and it was HOT! During the week at work thought I definitely get a lot of water. I do eat a lot of vegetables, are there any ones in particular that are higher in carbs? I will give it some more time and see what happens, hopefully its just my body going through detox. The other thing is I don't have a lot of energy - again I had lots for the first week, but more tired the last 2 weeks.
    Aingealang - glad to hear you are starting to feel better - gives me hope! Thanks to everyone for their input - much appreciated

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    Peeing clear is a definite sign of dehydration. You are so depleted of electrolytes your body cannot hold water, so you stay thirsty no matter how much you drink, and the more you drink, the thirstier you get, because you've peed all your salt out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Peeing clear is a definite sign of dehydration. You are so depleted of electrolytes your body cannot hold water, so you stay thirsty no matter how much you drink, and the more you drink, the thirstier you get, because you've peed all your salt out.
    Huh? Peeing clear is a good thing. Yellow points to dehydration.

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    No, you have it backwards. Sorry.


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    You don't want dark yellow, that's for certain. Light yellow is preferable. If you're peeing clear all the time, you are likely washing out your electrolytes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahemma14 View Post
    I don't think its dehydration, I drink a ton of water every day! My pee is pretty much white,
    drinking a lot of water depletes electrolytes really quickly. potassium is the biggest concern because on a VLC diet you have reduced your intake considerably.
    easiest way to check and rectify this is to nip to the pharmacy and get some diorlyte or its equivalent. mix 1 sachet in the next few glasses of water you drink till the packs gone. then increase potassium in your diet-fish is high as is spinach.
    dehydration isnt just about water volume-its actually about electrolyte balance within the volume of fluid in your body.
    diorlyte isnt for long term use but is ideal as a `quick fix` to get you normal levels. headache is a classic stage 1 sign. (get the basic not `diorlyte relief` as you aren't treating diarrhoea - relief contains rice flour,the basic just contains all the electrolytes)

    I'm also VLC and its going very well for me, deal with electrolytes first-imbalances can make you pretty sick . then look at increasing carbs if you want but I think you'll feel fine when you are back in balance
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    I'm VLC and whenever I start getting headaches it's either dehydration or lack of electrolytes. Taking magnesium and Potassium has helped a lot. If I get a really bad one, some sea salt usually fixes it right up.
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    Thank you everyone for your input, I will try the electrolyte replacement and see if that works. I don't want to have to increase my carbs if necessary because this is working for me otherwise. Thanks again!

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