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Peeing more at night on Paleo?

Commented on January 21, 2014
Created January 20, 2014 at 7:29 AM

I've found that I'm making 3 or 4 trips to the toilet at night, despite not or barely topping up on water at night. I know water loss is common on any low carb diet, but how long does it go on for? Any other related factors I could consider?

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on January 21, 2014
at 10:20 AM

Ah, ok.

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on January 20, 2014
at 06:51 PM

interesting, i'd like to incorporate a little cheese, Gouda here I come! I'm reading up on K2 now :)

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:17 PM

If you can handle cheese, it's not a bad way to get a little more fat and sodium. (It's strange when you start looking for ways to get more fat / sodium in your diet, as most everyone who isn't paleo-aware is running in the opposite direction.) Gouda is a good one for K2. (75mcg+ k2, 800mg sodium, 27g fat, 25g protein in a 100g serving.)

(It wasn't until I started eating more cheese that I realized I don't do well with much more than a tiny amount of cheese at all in my diet or it's stomach ache city.)

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:05 PM

edit: para 4: "now thinking", not "not thinking"!

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on January 20, 2014
at 12:17 PM

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on January 20, 2014
at 12:17 PM

Oops. The Edit button wasn't working on my comment, then I accidentally deleted it.

The jist of it was, there's only 200mg or so in meat and veg / salad doesn't have much sodium by default. Most paleo dieters (myself included) don't eat bread, which is the #1 source of sodium in the american diet at ~300mg a slice.

I would take a day or two to figure out exactly what you're eating, as it's useful information. It doesn't seem wise to blindly eat sea salt.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on January 20, 2014
at 11:57 AM

Hmm, there's maybe 200mg of sodium in meat. Veg isn't really a significant source. Are you salting your salads up? Bread is a pretty good source at ~300mg a slice (it's the #1 source of sodium in the American diet, which most paleo dieters remove.) Hard to say if you don't know what you're eating. You should spend a day or two and figure that out, it's useful information. I wouldn't blindly start eating sea salt.

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on January 20, 2014
at 11:07 AM

@paleot I don't know, I just eat a lot of meat and veg, salads, and recently added a bit of rice and bread back as was feeling drained. Should I supplement with sea salt then and see how that works? As for electrolytes, I have no idea!

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on January 20, 2014
at 10:31 AM

How's your sodium intake and your other electrolytes? I find it easy to be low on the sodium and on the diuretic side.

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on January 21, 2014
at 07:26 AM

@Asclepius by low carb I meant low in grains and sugar...I'll have to watch my terms on here as I tend to throw the word carb around as a catch all term! Blood pressure wise, mine has always been low.

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on January 21, 2014
at 10:20 AM

Ah, ok.

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on January 20, 2014
at 07:12 PM

Paleo doesn't necessitate low carbs. If your condition persists then check your blood pressure.

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:04 PM

@paleot

OK per your comments I am starting to form a theory now.

I was eating basically a steak and nuts for breakfast, chicken and veg broth for lunch, and a piece of turkey with steamed veg for dinner. I'd rotate the sources of protein and veg, but that was the general theme.

Then I started to get the runs, brain fog, low energy and mood, and night peeing.

So I started tinkering with a bit of bread/rice to try to life myself and affect the symptoms which I'm not thinking may have been a well intentioned mistake.

Yesterday I had a fried breakfast and felt great for hours. Today I had some buttery toast just now and I feel good again. Both those meals contain salt and fat together.

I'm going to draw up an accurate food log and experiment with phasing in more salt and fat, while phasing out the grains again, as well as lowering the lean meats proportion a bit too.

Will let you know how I get on! :)

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:17 PM

If you can handle cheese, it's not a bad way to get a little more fat and sodium. (It's strange when you start looking for ways to get more fat / sodium in your diet, as most everyone who isn't paleo-aware is running in the opposite direction.) Gouda is a good one for K2. (75mcg+ k2, 800mg sodium, 27g fat, 25g protein in a 100g serving.)

(It wasn't until I started eating more cheese that I realized I don't do well with much more than a tiny amount of cheese at all in my diet or it's stomach ache city.)

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:05 PM

edit: para 4: "now thinking", not "not thinking"!

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