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Frequent Urination (going to the toilet to pee all the time!)

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone else has noticed since becoming LFRV that the number of times they need to go to the toilet to urinate has increased.


I noticed that I am going to the toilet nearly every 40 minutes....it is almost like a disability!! And if I have just eaten a fruit juice I will be in the toilet in 20 minutes!!


I have been meaning to check my fluid intake against my fluid output, because it certainly looks like I am urinating out more than I am putting in, which does not seem to make sense??


I was concerned that I may be becoming diabetic as I know one of the symptoms for diabetes is frequent urination and also cold hands and feet (another thread, I just started!), both of which I have.


I took my blood sugar first thing in the morning before having eaten and it was 4 mmols (or something - Australia standard) and then I drank a litre of freshly squeezed orange juice and waited 45 minutes before taking my blood sugar again - this tiime it was 6.4 mmols.


The second value is well within the apparently normal range (5-8 mmols) and the first value was a bit low, but considering it was my fasting blood sugar it is probably about right - so the blood sugar values don't seem to indicate diabetes for now!


Anyone else got this frequent urination problem? Any ideas as to why? Any ideas as to how to stop it?


Thanks in advance

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Thanks Chris,

I am 65 kg in weight and nearly 6 foot tall - it does not look like I am retaining water on my body as there is not much of anything there at all?  


Also I have been very close to being pure fruitarian for nearly two years - 90% of my diet is freshly squeezed orange juice and watermelon during that time period. I tend to be a (fruit) juicer - can't seem to eat bananas they give me acne!

Thanks again Chris,


I have had frequent urination the whole two years and cold hands and feet.


You may be right about the lack of fiber as I prefer to go for just juice and only juice. I pretty much go for only juicy fruit. What I have been eating is pretty much only orange juice 40% dietary intake), watermelon (not juiced- 40% dietary intake), mangoes (not juiced), dates, pineapples, grapes, dried raisons. There is not much else I eat apart from the aforementioned.


I don't really eat greens, although I intend to include them in the future now as I bought an expensive cold pressed juicer last week. I am thinking more electrolytes(mineral salts from the juice vegies may keep the water in my body??)


Me too!!!  I go every 2 hours - day AND night.  It's the night that gets a wee bit annoying (intentional pun there!!!)  I worry about the broken sleep - I do fall straight back asleep but I imagine solid sleep is surely better than broken sleep.  I was actually going to add a discussion about frequent peeing myself today...It works out for me 12 x a 24 hour period which I think is the high end of what's recommended here???  I was wondering if due to the volume of raw food i'm eating if I could actually cut my water down to 1 litre during the winter months...i'm eating 3000-4000 calories daily plus 2 litres of water.

Wow - every 40 minutes!!!  I feel for you - are you going all night too???  If you're new to raw, it could be your body releasing fluid retention from a former salty diet???

As for the coldness issue - I feel freezing too - all over especially when I sit down to eat.  Dr Doug mentions in one of his writings that us Raw Foodies run a couple of degrees cooler than Cooked Fooders and it is also Winter here in Australia. 

Actually, to test the 'do we run cooler' theory, maybe we could start a discussion where everyone posts their first thing in the morning temperature...

Hey Nadia thanks for the input. Yeah I forgot to mention the night time urination - this is definitely the worst as as you pointed out it interrupts one's sleep so I feel really tired in the morning. At night I found I could go about 2 hours before I had to get up to urinate. So during 8 hours of sleep  I am going about 4 times. I am pretty sure I have a lower temperature than most people.

I was going a lot too in the beginning and at night which was driving me crazy! Before 811, I've was the type of person who urinates frequently since I try to drink a lot of water. So getting up every 2 hours at night was not making me a happy person.

I have started to drink 2-3 big glasses of water before breakfast and then a moderate amount during the day. I have cut back on the amount of water I consume in the evening because I decided uninterrupted sleep was more important. This has helped me.

I am hoping what Chris has posted is also true.

No i am eating no fat. And not much pulp. This is definitely the reason I am now sure of it - too much pure fructose and glucose without anything else - its a classic diabetic "frequent urination" symtom. My version of this diet is pretty extreme as I can't eat bananas and avocados and nuts due to an allergy - food that would probably slow the release of sugar into my bloodstream. Thanks for your feedback I reckon I will have to make a few adjustments.
you hit the nail on the head...more fiber in the way of WHOLE fruits and greens. We all have had the constant urination at the beginning of this journey but it sounds like your not new to this.
I like your style. "Uninhibited" very rare! Yeah my friend was thinking that perhaps I am not emptying my bladder and should get a bladder scan done after I urinate to see how much urine was left in there. Personally used to drive a taxi and could not make any money as I spent all my time driving around without passengers desperately looking for public toilets - it was then my friend told me about these condoms with tubes attached to them which in turn are attached to catheter bags - one simple ties the catheter bag around one leg and bingo....what did Jim Hendrix say "Freedom, FREEEDOM, freeedom" while rotating his whole arm while strumming! Being poor I thought it could be a small business idea - you know catheter bags customised in football team colors and what not! You know how impressionable people are...it would only take one "personality disorder" walking down the "hip" part of town wearing a rainbow catheter, before a couple of other insecure "attention" seekers get it into their head its the latest fashion statement!
Thanks french apple. I am having too much sugar wihtout fat and pulp. I need to make some dietary adjustments.
Welcome to hydration. I will go up to 4 times while drinking a 2 liter smoothie.
I suggest it is not normal. With time you will realise this. What a thing it is to convince people of ideas you think are the truth only to discover with time that they are not the truth. Mindless regurgitation is the norm definitely! Remember those who promote these ideas are in fact making money from them, they are too heavily invested to know if they are in fact deluded. Direct experience, direct knowledge is the only way - intuition - listent to it. Wishing you well!
How would u know what normal is?


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