Tagged: Fluids thirst metabolism
January 5, 2014 at 9:47 pm #14526mmmfoodParticipant
Why am I thirsty all the time even with a low temp (fluctuates from 96 to 97 upon waking)? The desire to drink a ton is always there. Is there any obvious reason?
I’m a 19 year old male. height is 5’8″. I started out in July 2013 at 155 lbs, gained up to almost 215 by November or early December. I wasn’t really watching my fluid intake much during that time. Then I spent the last month thinking my metabolism was healed and eating way less than I was hungry for because I had a desire to lose the weight. Took my temp a week or so ago when I woke up and it was 95 degrees, Yikes! Now I’m listening to my body again and eating to get that temp back up.
Anybody have any idea why I am dying of thirst? Should I just give in to it and drink? I have a feeling my excessive fluid intake was why I have failed to see too many markers of a high metabolism up to this pointJanuary 7, 2014 at 1:04 pm #14552
I would think you should drink when thirsty. As long as your fluids are calorically dense with some sodium in it to prevent washing yourself out it ought to help you bump your overall calories up too. It’s pretty hard to tell when thirst is coming from real thirst signals and when it’s excessive so I’d avoid chugging a lot at a time but not ignoring it either, no fun being thirsty all the time.
I drink whole milk and chocolate milk by the pint throughout the day with an occasional soda or glass of juice and my urine stays nicely concentrated (a total of 3/4 gallon to a gallon of fluid). I just hit 98.8 for the first time despite having already drank a quart of milk in the 2 hours since waking up so it seems to be working great for me.January 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm #14553ellengeeParticipant
I am having the same issue…constant thirst! So hard to stay away from water. Trying milk, coke, an oj with salt. Still thirsty. But I am breastfeeding as well.January 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm #14555
Yeah, good luck ever achieving not thirsty while breastfeeding! I’ll be back in that boat in about a month and I bet I’ll be sitting down with quarts of milk to drink instead of pints when that starts. At least I won’t have to worry that I’m not getting adequate calories to keep up my supply despite the guaranteed erratic mealtimes.January 8, 2014 at 6:48 am #14567AlatorasParticipant
“I just hit 98.8 for the first time despite having already drank a quart of milk in the 2 hours since waking up so it seems to be working great for me.”
How were your hands and feet feeling? Warm? Did you feel relaxed? Or maybe hyper alert?
Sometimes I have thought something was making me warm when I checked oral temperature, but at the same time I realized my feet were ice cold and I was actually pretty stressed. It would seem adrenaline was elevating my core temperature or something.January 8, 2014 at 12:17 pm #14568mmmfoodParticipant
Thanks for the input. Have you guys come across a drink that tastes good with salt added? or a drink with some salt already in it?
I’ve been drinking a little bit in some soda. it’s not too bad, but it’s really easy to over do it.January 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm #14570
Alatoras, that’s a good point you bring up but I was feeling good. I’ve been appreciating NOT having cold hands and feet so much that I really do notice when they happen and I didn’t have any issues with them yesterday. The symptom that actually seems to show up for me even before cold hands is diluted/frequent urination and that also most definitely was not an issue yesterday. The reason I drank so much in the morning is I was headed to a prenatal appointment and I’ve been told at EVERY visit that I’m dehydrated and I wanted to avoid that for once. Turns out that even drinking a gallon of milk over the course of the day the day before and a quart and a half in the morning before the appointment, I was still concentrating my urine enough that they told me I was dehydrated. I finally got them to admit I was drinking enough fluids though so whatever. :)
Mmmfood, as for salted drinks I tried it and just decided to eat my salt with my drink. Milk has 120mg per cup so that’s not insignificant, but other than broth which I drink occasionally when it’s cold I just can’t stand how a salty drink tastes. I see no reason why the salt has to be IN the fluid so long as it’s consumed and it’s a helluva lot easier to eat a salty snack than a salty drink.
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