Extreme Thirst on Refeed Day

Discussion in 'Diet, Nutrition and Supplements' started by EnergyJoule, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. EnergyJoule

    EnergyJoule Well-Known Member

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    A few hours into my refeed, and later through the night while I'm sleeping, I become extremely thirsty. The best feeling I can compare it to is "cotton mouth" (post hangover). What's the explanation behind this?
     
  2. Anatomy

    Anatomy New Member

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    my understanding is that it takes a lot of water to digest carbs so it could be that; are you taking in more sodium during your refeeds?

    Either way, why not just drink more water and be happy :)
     
  3. EnergyJoule

    EnergyJoule Well-Known Member

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    Ah, that makes sense.

    Because I'm automatically taking in a lot more extra carbs and overall calories I'm positive that I'm also taking in more sodium than usual.

    Believe me, I've learned to take in a lot of extra H2O on my refeed days.
     
  4. PowerManDL

    PowerManDL Banned

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    Glycogen takes water with it.
     
  5. NooHoo

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    When you refeed, you are refilling your muscle glycogen. Along with the glycogen that gets stored from the carbs, your body will also store something like 1-3g of water for every 1g of glycogen.
    So, It's very important to drink a LOT of water during a refeed, which I know from experience is the last thing you want to do when stuffing carbs in your face.
     
  6. christie

    christie Senior Member

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    I made the mistake of guzzlin' about 2L of water down quickly after I stuffed my face with carbs all night. Let's just say I couldn't move for like 20 mins...VERY painful :lol:
     
  7. Anatomy

    Anatomy New Member

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    I'll bet you had amazing pumps the next day in the gym!
     

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