Good example of what happens when you increase metabolism without increasing energy and nutrients...
Client: Since adding in thyroid and progesterone I am holding TONS of water.
Me: Did you increase total calories, especially sugars with minerals and salt?
Client: No, but I have been drinking tons of water because my thirst has increased tremendously.
Me: Thyroid and progesterone are both metabolic stimulators, which as we all know, means you need to also increase energy and nutrients so we dont create a nutritional deficiency.
Your increased thirst tells me you are needing more minerals not just more water. And if you are needing more minerals and you are only drinking more water you are making the situation worse.
Client: Yes, I dont feel any better with more water, I just seem to pee more often.
Me: Exactly, adding sugar and minerals to your drink will not only keep you from peeing so often, but you will consume less liquid and be less thirsty.
Me: Add more usable sugars in the form of milk, orange juice and coconut water and drink less water alone. Also pay attention to how much salt you are using--you may need more.
Bottom line: When you increase metabolism you will need more energy, especially carbs and nutrients. Don't be afraid to eat and drink more nutritional dense foods... ... See MoreSee Less