After I eat big meals I get really thirsty, regardless of how much I drank with the meal. Anytime I eat a lot of food in one sitting, I always feel dehydrated, and I have to have a bottle of water to carry around so I can drink and refill it over and over.
Is this normal? Maybe its because of all the salt?? [/quote]
- What is a big meal to you?
- All the salt? How much is that?
Salt will make you thirsty and dehydrated, that is a given. And food will dehydrated you as well. I would not suggest drinking too much with a meal, because it will dilute your stomach acid and you will not digest it as well. After you have started to digest though (like 20 min after) I would start into the water. I can feel dehydration coming on after a meal, or even a snack, but as long as I drink plenty of water in-between meals, I’m perfect. Also, I avoid salt and caffeine completely. They are both tough on the liver and salt will make you retain water and look soft.
That’s my 2 cents.