Okay, I feel like crap right now and I'm starting to get concerned because the symptons I feel have become quite regular and I don't understand why. My thoughts are, that I am fueling/drinking water all wrong. I know it is not the fruit or any mumbo jumbo like that.
So here's the dealio, right now, I have a pounding headache, the runs, a dry, cottony mouth and a nauseous tummy. I average about 3600 cals a day, but recently I have been bumping that up to 4000+. I eat alot of bananas and dates, OJ but recently bought some melons(Canary and Santa Clause) and mangoes. I am not afraid of calories. I suck at starving myself. Okay, I drink approximately 5 liters a day. I'm an obnoxious American who doesn't use the metric system and is too mathematically challenged to learn, which means I drink about 6 glasses of water before my meals and more throughout the day usually, approcimately 1 1/2 to 2 gallons a day.
I do about 30-40 minutes of running 3-4 times a week and the other days go on 2 hr hikes. I sweat ALOT. Like dripping down my face and onto the floor and rivers of sweat running down my legs. I have been drinking only water for years now, like 3-4, and in my cooked vegan days it was normal for me to drink a gallon and sometimes more a day.
Now, I've felt like this before(on 811 only) headache, feeling spacy, backed up and just off. I felt better after I ate celery(which I already do 3-4 times a week). WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? I know I am doing something wrong..drinking too much water, drinking too little, eating/drinking at the wrong times, not getting enough sodium. None of you stellar athletes(my idols) talk about feeling this way! You guys tear it up in the heat and humidity! I'm just tired of feeling this way..my daily life suffers, my running is suffering and I feel like I'm putting a band-aid on a serious issue everytime I finally feel better.
Well thanks for ,listening..if you need to know more let me know. I do appreciate help as this has me quite confused/concerned...
P.S. I am nursingabout 2 1/2 cups of coconut water and I feel slightly better, a bit more balanced