FlyingCrow

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  1. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    No idea why we'd need more, I'm afraid. All I know is we require water to make stomach acid. The source is the SAS Survival manual which I trust.
  2. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    So, it's not diabetes, it's nothing to do with glycogen, it's actually quite simple: we need more water to digest the increased amounts of animal protein because we require water to make hydrochloric acid in order to digest the meat. This is no doubt why everyone needs to increase their water intake when following the Whole 30, and for some of us that increase may well be much more than others.
  3. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    you too huh?!No, this is new thirst for me, definitely. No question I was mistaking this for hunger before. I do drink throughout the day, but no matter how much i drink i am, like you. Incredibly thirsty after eating. I didn't chug down all that water in one go the other evening, I had a glass, but it wasn't enough, had another, that lasted for a while etc etc. I am going to consciously try drinking even more throughout the day and see what happens, plus add some more starch veg in the evening and see how it goes ( which I did last night, but there was no perceivable difference, however I'll try for a few days)
  4. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    Thanks Ladyshanny, Yes, I was beginning to wonder if actually, although it seems a lot, in fact it's not so much. I guess I'm drinking between 3 and 4 litres a day and I weigh about 153lb. i am definitely thirsty, I don't just have a dry mouth. No not a gum chewer and no meds. This coincides with the change of diet. I have already tried to drink more during the day, the problem in the evenings is I am incredibly thirsty after eating. I will try drinking even more during the day and see what happens.
  5. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    Thank you Andria, for explaining that, which seems more likely. I did not say, but I was only eating Primal this time around for about two months, prior to that I had spent the last eight months eating grains again. (I was eating primal for a long time before this). So yes, although I had given up grains before, it wasn't for very long really. I don't think it's excessive protein, just more than I am used to, I am no longer eating any hard cheese, (which was a protein for me, though usually with eggs) Or nuts for that matter - I'm so sated I don't want them. Winter squash are out of season, but I now eat more starchy veg than I did before anyway - I eat more veg all round, and I think I've gained weight. I certainly haven't lost, anyway! I'll try adding more in to those meals which are sometimes without in the evening. My energy output is rather lower than many people's due to chronic illness. I have been housebound since Feb. so my appetite is correspondingly less. I guess I snacked more before, ate half a can of tuna instead of a whole one, everything was simply smaller portions. I ate quite a lot of fruit too, and always between meals - I guess I was more of a grazer than I realised.
  6. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    Yes I'm familiar with the symptoms thanks! It is others who are concerned, I am not. I'm just fed up.
  7. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    I finally found the thread - seems I am not alone, which feels reassuring! I bumped the thread, for reference.
  8. FlyingCrow

    So. Much. Water.

    Yes! I am thirsty all.the.time.
  9. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    Thanks Tom, yes I'm getting enough food. My activity levels are less than most people's due to chronic illness, and I only get hungry about half an hour before eating the next meal. It took some tweaking but I easily go 4-5 hours between meals. I have seen at least two threads mention feeling very thirst whilst eating this way - of course I can't find the threads now! The first thing my husband said to me when I mentioned it to him, was that it was likely the level of animal protein - and even though I ate primal before I am now eating a lot more meat than I was. I'm hearing that Diabetes is a possibility but again I want to point out that this diet is supposed to be helpful to Diabetes and given that I have no other risk factors at all it seems unlikely. I certainly had no signs of insulin resistance. The thing I most want to do is have a meal free from eggs meat or fish and see how I am after that. Since I am sick to back teeth of eggs meat and fish that is a very inviting option at the moment! Either way, the earliest I can see a Doctor is Monday anyway.
  10. FlyingCrow

    Bored with protein choices- ideas?

    I do sympathise, i just ate a pork burger for lunch and i would have been so happy to just eat some cheese instead of having to cook and eat meat. Lamb is lovely and tastes completely unlike beef and pork, lambs liver is good too, with a very different texture to muscle meats. Slice thin and cook fast for best results. Lamb hearts are also a possibility, but I've never tried them. Goat is also good, then there's mutton too. I also like game - venison, rabbit, partridge, pheasant, and I've never tried it but some say squirrel is pretty tasty too! And frogs legs are pretty nice, but you'll need a lot if you are feeling really adventurous how about snails? I've never tried them, but aficionados say they're good I now have many more herbs and spices than I used to and I find these help a lot.
  11. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    The test is simple, but getting to the doctors from where I live to get it sorted is most definitely not! If i seriously though there was anything seriously wrong I would of course make the horribly complex journey to see my GP- but I really don't. I'm noting and appreciating your concern and advice but you know Occam's Razor? All things being equal the simplest explanation is usually the right one. I got thirsty when I changed my diet, ergo it's most likely to be the dietary change which causes the thirst. And just as I have no other markers for type 2, I don't have any other symptoms for type 1 either
  12. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    Maybe I am, I'll try reducing it
  13. FlyingCrow

    Day 27 and still so dehydrated

    Thanks for that, Loulabelle - I actually think its unlikely to be diabetes for a number of reasons - i gave up refined sugars two years ago, due to migraines and before that i ate little sugar. I've been mostly Paleo for five years, am not over weight and never have been as an adult. In fact I did an online test for diabetes markers when it started, and my score was so low I was in the unlikely to develop it group. I didn't say I constantly have to pee - I don't, but if I drink nearly a litre of water before going to bed, then I have to get up - this has been true for me as long as I remember! I do have ME which can contribute to having to get up in the night - I always need to get up once, but twice is a bit much. Isn't the Whole30 supposed to help diabetes, anyway? the thirst has coincided with the change of diet, i.e. greatly increased amount of animal protein, and I have noticed other complaining of excessive thirst too. Obviously if it continues after I return to a primal diet, which is what I intend to do, then I will get checked out, but I would welcome any other insight, because frankly I am ready to quit.
  14. It's day 27 and I am still so very very thirsty. In fact it seems impossible to stay hydrated unless I drink pretty much constantly. I have to drink during the night or I get so dehydrated I can't sleep. My mouth feels dry about half an hour after the last glass of water and this has been going on for nearly three weeks now. Before beginning my Whole30 I drank around 2ltires of fluid a day in the form of water and herbal teas and odd cups of roast chicory drink, I always felt hydrated and never needed to drink during the night. Now I don't measure most of the time but last night I drank .75 of a litre between 6.45 and 9.00pm and still didn't feel entirely like I'd had enough. I had to get up twice during the night to go to the loo and again for a drink. So my sleep is suffering because of this too. I feel pretty fed up now, I can tell you! I can't wait for day 30 to be over. I was eating Primal before this and had no problems with hydration. This is what I ate yesterday: M1 2 fried eggs, handful of precooked mince beef, sweet potato hash, half an avocado m2 2 compliant salmon patties, roast fennel and broccoli and homemade mayo m3 king prawns, sugar snap peas, courgette, carrots, red pepper stirfry with sunshine sauce today I've had salmon patties, fried egg, sweet potato hash, sauerkraut and mayo M2 will be pork burger with an egg on, beetroot salad and something I haven't thought of yet, prob snap peas M3 venison stew with celeriac, carrots and small portion of white potato, roast broccoli I salt when I cook and usually add some to eat. so far this morning I have drunk a litre of fluid and it is only 10.15am. Any suggestions?