How much water do you drink per day ?
I drink 3or4 liters and it is not that particularly hot here. My mouth is very dry at night, in fact I don't understand because when I was mainly cooked or raw with fruit during the day and salad avocado at night I did not need that much water so was thinking could it be a sign that i am eating too much carbs for my body?
No my darling - this fits with the problem being too low sodium, nothing to do with carbs.
You're drinking too much water. I'm certain that if you cut right back and add salt to your diet, you will be fine.
Dry mouth at night can be caused by elevated stress hormones, which rise excessively at night due to electrolyte imbalance.
I know all this because not only have I studied it, but also had this exact same problem!
I agree that adding a bit of salt is the quickest way to resolve low sodium and a harmless thing to try. 30BaD does not support restricting water intake.
If you're eating high-water content fruit and veg, drinking water, not sweating excessively and yet feeling dehydrated, you're not absorbing the water you drink. You're not absorbing the water you drink due to an electrolyte imbalance, most likely inadequate sodium intake. (Unless you have a problem with your kidneys/adrenals and aldosterone, but you'd likely have lots of symptoms of ill health if so.)
Thanks a lot for your answer, indeed i added salt yesterday and drank less water and my mouth was not dry at night :), on the other hand don't know if it is the salt but feel a little strange today, don't know if it is the right word, i will say dizzy. Maybe i added too much.
And i have a few questions: how much salt à day should i take? Is it temporary and then i Will be able to go back to a low salt diet? And Is it good to eat salt?
Thank you again for your answers.
Timings-wise, you simply need to salt your food, while reducing your water, till you feel better. I can't advise you on how much salt you need without knowing any info re your serum osmolality/sodium levels. Start off with smaller amounts if that makes you feel more comfortable. You'll get there quicker if you can be strict with reducing the water intake.
Yes, this absolutely is temporary. I suspect you got to where you are by consuming too much water in conjunction with your low sodium diet. Is it good to eat salt? Depends on the context. Yes if you're dying from dehydration, as it'll save your life, no if you've got high blood pressure, as it could well kill you. (Never table salt though.) For you right now, yes, it's good to eat salt.
If the salt is correcting the problem then I would just eat a meal of cantaloupe for the next few days and lower the salt to nil in 3 days time.
Yes, I definitely do think you got this way by drinking too much water. You'll be fine in the future if you can keep your fluid much lower.
I don't have the figures to hand, but the original, mainstream, recommendation to drink 2 litres of water a day was a misrepresentation of the amount of total fluid the body needs. It was 2 litres total, including that which is supplied by your food. From memory, the average Joe only needs to drink about 1 litre-1.5 litres a day (barring excessive sweating), and that's with minimal water-rich fruit and veggies in their diet.
Actually, you know I think Dr Gregor might have done a vid on how much water to drink at some point. Not sure, might be worth checking if you're concerned (you do sound a little worried about this!) as I know this falls someway short of the amount of water people tend to drink on this lifestyle. As with all things, the dose makes the poison.
You'll know when your levels are good from your bio-feedback, listening to your body. Feeling hydrated, no dry mouth, no racing heart in the night, good energy levels during the day, skin being healthy. That kind of stuff.
I don't remember how much salt I took to recover, I just added as much as I felt like till I was better. I also can't remember exactly how long that took either! Sorry. Try not to overthink this, it sounds like you're already getting results from just one day of adding in a bit of salt, so if you stick with it, presumably it won't take you very long at all.
It does NOT sound like you were drinking too much water.
Eat enough calories per day and you get enough sodium in your diet. You do not need to add salt to your food
If you are feeling dehydrated then drink more water. If you are getting thirsty then you are getting dehydrated.
Drink a L before each meal and before bed. Sip throughout the night when you get up to pee.
You do not need to eat salt!!!!!
Celery does contain a high amount of sodium if you are looking to eat more sodium.