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Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Coleman, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Coleman

    Coleman White Belt

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    I think something must be wrong with the salt intake in my diet. I've been drinking plenty of water everyday and no matter what I'm still thirsty. It seems like I piss the water out as fast as I drink it as well.

    As far as I know you need more salt to retain water. I eat fairly clean foods but I would think that I get enough salt in a day.

    As far as caffiene goes (it's a diuretic right?), I only drink 1 or 2 cups of green tea a day, no coffee and no pepsi.

    Any suggestions?

    EDIT: I know that it is not diabetes or something like that. I had a blood test done about 6 months ago.
     
  2. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah, don't worry about it. When you train hard it's almost impossible to stay properly hydrated. Your body's processes work double-time. This is why most athletes go through up to 2 gallons of water every day pretty routinely. I go through a 20oz bottle in the morning, then like 2 of those during my workout, 2 more later on in the day, and 2 more in the evening. And I still drink other things with my food like Crystal Light, and Vitamin Water, as well as Amino Vital. This is normal to my knowledge, especially if you're taking caffeine.
     
  3. Brandinho

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    The amount of water and fluids athletes need to consume is ridiculous when you think about it. Take your body weight in pounds and divide it by 2. That is the amount of fluids (no caffeine, alcohol) your body needs daily in ounces if you just sit on your ass and watch TV all day.
     
  4. Coleman

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    Okay thanks. That's good to know it's normal.

    It's just embarassing at work when I'm up 5-6 times per day to go the washroom.

    Too bad there wasn't a supp that acted as an antidiuretic or something.
     
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    If it seems extreme, it could be worth getting checked for diabetes, just in case. Doubt it's the cause, but it can be worth checking stuff like that.
     
  6. neosamurai1979

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    I know what you mean...I try to finish a gallon of water while I'm here at work, but find myself having to use the bathroom every 10 minutes...the secretary probably thinks I'm weird.
     
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    I find that water goes through nme way faster than sports drinks. I drink plenty of water, but I also drink poweraid a lot (and sometimes gatoraid, but the gaotr costs more here). It seems to satisfy better and for longer. You could try that, and upping your salt intake as weel jsut to see what it does. I have had times where I drank and drank and arank tons of water and peed all the time, I don't think it is anything serous, especiaoly if you are young, healthy and active. If you were older and had other problems, it coudl be a sign of something worse, but it is probably normal for you.
     
  8. Gandhi

    Gandhi War Room Deep State Platinum Member

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    good i have started training hard and am always thirsty especially at night so it is normal
     
  9. Todd Gack

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    It sounds weird but the more water I drink, the more thirsty I am. My body becomes accustomed to being hydrated so whenever my H2O levels go down even a tiny bit, I get thirsty.
     
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    not only salt help retain water.. but potassium too.. u see potassium in sports drinks like gatorade and powerade for that reason.. :wink:
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Agreed. Maybe it's electrolytes your body is thirsting for.
     
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    try some pedeolite.
     

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