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Is there a relationship between fat cravings and thirst?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Hello - I drink a lot of water. I average around a 100 oz for a woman of 5'8 and 150 lbs. I usually have not thirst, but dry mouth most of the time.

Today, I tried eating more fat and the craving for water went away.

Does this happen to anyone else?

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on April 07, 2012
at 01:21 PM

Yup, it's needed in the liver to break it down. That's why if your on a desert island you are not supposed to eat any protein.

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on April 07, 2012
at 03:37 AM

I think your body needs the extra water to help flush out the metabolic waste products (like uric acid?) that a protein-rich diet will produce.

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52af669cec3e4d2a2b414faea3de2877

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on March 23, 2012
at 10:04 PM

Did you eat the fat with salt? I get dry mouth if I stop eating salt for a few days, you might be the same.

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E1c41fc9d29cec2c3066e000c9562d92

on April 07, 2012
at 03:42 AM

I would say you are "more than likely" drinking too much water and are probably still dehydrated given that you experience a dry mouth. Do you also experience a dry nose, or dry eyes?

There are two main factors in dehydration:

  • Amount of water
  • Water retention, which is affected by electrolytes.

How often are you going to the bathroom? And what color is your urine? I'd say if you are going >5 times a day and your urine is clear, you are still dehydrated. Dial back the water intake to around 60-75 oz, add some sea salt to it, or add more salt to your food to improve retention. Mix and match.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 07, 2012
at 12:44 AM

For me, if I'm eating less fat that generally means I'm eating MORE protein. And protein makes me ULTRA thirsty.

E1c41fc9d29cec2c3066e000c9562d92

(730)

on April 07, 2012
at 03:37 AM

I think your body needs the extra water to help flush out the metabolic waste products (like uric acid?) that a protein-rich diet will produce.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 07, 2012
at 01:21 PM

Yup, it's needed in the liver to break it down. That's why if your on a desert island you are not supposed to eat any protein.

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