Excessive Thirst

Excessive Thirst

Excessive Thirst Questions

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

24 yrs old, female, 5'8", 108 lbs Been doing Paleo plus raw dairy for about a month. Started high protein, moderated carb, fats were too low. I've adjusted to high fat and moderate protein while cutting carbs down to 30-40 grams a day.... (more)

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owletkeeper 0 · January 20, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I've been adding a little salt to my "buttered greens" stir fry every day, but that's about it. I have a big pot of bone broth on right now. I'll add some salt to that and see how I feel. I ate a big green banana after posting last night and... (more)

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by 2504 · about 7 hours ago

Paleo wizards: I was previously eating about 80/20 paleo, with the 20% being mostly sweets and my beloved Diet Coke. I decided to try the whole 30, and started on 1/10/12. I expected to feel awful at the beginning, and I did: irritable, sleepy,... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 26, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Your 130lbs at 5'7". If your female, your BMR is about 1700 just sitting on the couch all day. Energy In (corrected for digestion) = (BMR/RMR + TEF + TEA + SPA/NEAT) + Change in Body Stores You eat 1lb of meat/day + veggies, and some limited... (more)

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by 270 · about 8 hours ago

Even in the non paleo world, water consumption is considered a health benefit. My question is, How much should we drink per day and are there specific times to drink that maybe more beneficial. It would be helpful if answers can include the... (more)

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Anonymous_Coward 0 · June 02, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Ask your thirst. You don't need us.

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by 4059 · about 8 hours ago

I've been eating Primal/Paleo for nine months. My diet has been shifting, somehow on it's own, towards pretty low carb. Recently, I get really thirsty, but I can't seem to slack my thirst, no matter how much or often I drink. I am 5'5, female,... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · August 29, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Yes! I'm glad some-one else has mentioned this. The two main theories I've heard to explain this are a) that ketosis is intrinsically diuretic, thus leading to more water loss and b) that increased protein causes increased dieuresis. Eating an... (more)

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by 35 · October 31, 2014 at 4:03 AM

I've been on a paleo diet for around a year, but lately I've been feeling thirsty all the time. I would avoid trying to quench my thirst at night because I would always end up waking up to go to the bathroom if I had too much to drink. However,... (more)

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Linds 0 · March 30, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Thirst is a common symptom if you're in ketosis. Are you currently VLC? I drink 2 of those 1L nalegene bottles a day plus a couple cups of herbal tea (I'm pretty active though). That being said I used to drink way more H2O before I upped my salt... (more)

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by 10 · October 31, 2014 at 3:43 AM

I switched to paleo 5 days ago, and doing pretty well. I have avoided most common symptoms of starting paleo by being sure to include fats, I think, but I had a question about thirst. I woke up today and it feels like no matter how much water I... (more)

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PaleoUK 0 · June 10, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I experienced this a few times and read on here that magnesium supplements help. Started taking magnesium and no longer get the raging thirst.

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by 600 · October 31, 2014 at 3:41 AM

First thing, please ignore my ignorance as I've only been paleo for about a week :) I started reading tonight about going into 'ketosis' I'm wondering if maybe I have done this by accident. My carb intake has been on average 20grams for the last... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 18, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Yes, if you eat less than 100g of carbs a day then you're in ketosis to some degree. Ketosis depends only on your brain's requirement for fuel. Without ketones, your brain needs about 100-130g a day of glucose to meet it's energy needs (this is... (more)

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by 35 · October 31, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I've been on an intermittent fasting diet with a 40c/40p/20f macronutrient split for a month now. I'm eating 2500 calories in one big meal every night. My diet is clean, consisting of mainly low-GI foods. I am not overweight, with a BMI of 20. I... (more)

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Ed 0 · October 28, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Fasting stresses your body, which can cause stress hormone (cortisol, adrenalin) release. This can raise your fasting blood sugar. Get your hemoglobin A1C checked to see if your blood sugar is truly problematic, or merely a stress response. I... (more)

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by 454 · October 30, 2014 at 4:29 AM

I've been Paleo for a year and sometimes my stomach becomes upset after eating. Sometimes after eating I get nauseous. It doesn't happen until about 2 hours after eating, and lasts for 3 or 4 hours. As time passes, my stomach makes gurgle noises... (more)

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by 580 · October 28, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Hi everyone, I was unsure whether to post this question as I have been feeling quite weird lately and I am not exactly sure what's going on. Some symptoms: -stomach feeling odd a few hours after eating: I feel like I need to contract my upper... (more)

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Stephen_5 0 · July 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Your symptoms are awfully consistent with overtraining. You are training a lot, especially considering what you are eating. Your carbohydrate intake sounds inadequate. A few potatoes four times a week, plus a couple of pieces of fruit is... (more)

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