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
Sorry if this has been covered already
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...
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.