How to Stop Being Thirsty on the Keto Diet.
Congratulations! You are Thirsty on the Keto Diet!
What the heck am I congratulating you for? Well, being thirsty on keto diet means you have hit the state of Ketosis! You may also noticed you have a bit (or a lot!) of bad breath with this sign. Both are symptoms of achieving the state of ketosis and getting yourself into that fat burning fuel mode!
Ketosis means that you have hit the level where ketones are made from fat in your liver and ready to be used as fuel to run your mind and body. The more ketones you burn, the more fat you burn, the more weight you lose!
Unfortunately, dry mouth in ketosis may be an issue for you if you don’t drink enough water. You will need to drink a gallon a day if you can. You also urinate a lot more when in ketosis, so you are losing more fluids.
What can you do to prevent dry mouth in ketosis?
Four tips Stop Being Thirsty on the Keto Diet:
- Drink a LOT of Water
- Drink a cup of Bouillon every morning
- Add Minerals to your water
- Use a Mouth Wash the prevents dry mouth.
Drink good grade water if you can. I have recently found and totally love this water (shown below) and I get it from HEB. I drink one a day with my other water consumption. It is supercharged ionized alkaline water with 9.5 ph level. It really re-hydrates you.
On the keto diet, we usually cut our salt in take by more than half, when we cut things like potato chips, french fries, popcorn and other high carb salts from our menu. So, bouillon in the morning has the perfect salt hit and helps keep us from being thirsty. I mash one beef bouillon into a cup add water and microwave for one minute and sip it like coffee. So YUM and fills you up with ZERO carbs! I use Wyler’s Beef Bouillon Cubes, it has zero carbs and can be found at HEB and I believe Walmart.
In Ketosis, you will need to replace certain minerals that may be leaving your body with the extra urination, and as well add some that you may not be getting enough of while you adjust to eating a low carb diet.
OR~ if you are not drinking enough water, or having trouble consuming enough water, this product will re-hydrate you to were you don’t need to consume 50 gallons of water a day to be hydrated… Okay, well you know it just feels like 50 gallons!
I use the mineral drops shown here; in all my water. It contains no calories, sweeteners, carbohydrates, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Non-GMO, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free.
Also contains Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc which is very useful on the keto diet as well.
Sometimes, in the state of ketosis, you may notice a dry mouth with or without thirst. I found a very good tasty and healthy mouthwash!
From their ad: Ultra-Moisturizing, No Stinging or Burning, Certified Non-Toxic, Alcohol Free, Preservative Free, Sugar Free, and no Artificial Dyes.
And: It contains Organic Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Cayenne Pepper Oil to help prevent dry mouth on keto diet. I am on my third bottle, not really for thirst, but just because I like it!
Originally posted 2017-08-26 21:41:02.