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?
asked byruby_goes_paleo (115)
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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.
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.