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Since paleo I pee a lot

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 01, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Male 27yo, 183cm, 86kg. Been on paleo for about 5 months now and I've noticed lately that I've been peeing quite a lot. I dont know when this started exactly, but I know it closely corresponds with me starting eating paleo. I don't drink a massive amount of water, 2L, sometimes more sometimes less per day. My pee is fairly bright yellow, but this is mostly due to Vit B that I take each day, by mid arvo it clears up a bit.

But I find that I sometimes pee once every hour to 1.5 hours. To put this in perspective, if I'm going out somewhere, I pee before I leave, then by the time I've reached my destination I need to pee quite soon again. This morning, between 9:30am and 12:00pm I peed 3 times. I was at uni at the time, I've noticed compared to everyone else in the class, I pee at least 3 times more often than them.

Anyone have similar experiences?

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on October 02, 2012
at 06:32 AM

I've had this same experience. I'd love to have more info on the protein-frequent urination connection.

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on October 02, 2012
at 06:30 AM

Me too. I've been bothered lately by having to pee very frequently, so I'd love more info on this, too. Seamaster, what do you know about this?

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on May 02, 2012
at 07:32 PM

The more protein you eat, the more you filter through your kidneys, not necessarily a bad thing, but more protein equals more tinkling. If it bugs you, you could add more salt, up the fat, and lower the protein a bit.

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:54 AM

Most mornings I'll have bacon and eggs plus a protein shake with coconut milk and a raw egg, so yes, there is a lot of protein. But whats the connection with protein and being stuck to the toilet?

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:53 AM

I've been aiming for the 2L of water mark for years and never had to pee this much.

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:51 AM

Really? Got any references? (not doubting your advice just would like more info on this)

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:36 PM

2L is a lot and I would be peeing every 1-2 hours too if I drank that much water. Also if you eat fruit with high water content or drink coffee or tea too, that would add to the 2L of water. I would just try to drink only when your thirsty, not trying to fill the mythical 2L quota.

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:13 PM

When starting Paleo many people do lose water weight.

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:04 PM

More salt......

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Might be too much protein. Whatcha eatin'?

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

(1022)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:54 AM

Most mornings I'll have bacon and eggs plus a protein shake with coconut milk and a raw egg, so yes, there is a lot of protein. But whats the connection with protein and being stuck to the toilet?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on May 02, 2012
at 07:32 PM

The more protein you eat, the more you filter through your kidneys, not necessarily a bad thing, but more protein equals more tinkling. If it bugs you, you could add more salt, up the fat, and lower the protein a bit.

F79dd33c17d9fbb55cc7e202dfa30e6e

(300)

on October 02, 2012
at 06:32 AM

I've had this same experience. I'd love to have more info on the protein-frequent urination connection.

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on May 01, 2012
at 03:06 PM

If you're running low carb, there's less glycogen in your body to bind with the water.

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:41 PM

All low carb diets have a diuretic effect.

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:51 AM

Really? Got any references? (not doubting your advice just would like more info on this)

F79dd33c17d9fbb55cc7e202dfa30e6e

(300)

on October 02, 2012
at 06:30 AM

Me too. I've been bothered lately by having to pee very frequently, so I'd love more info on this, too. Seamaster, what do you know about this?

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