It was informative! And it was sooo nice not to read some general numbers for everyone as it’s not how people work individually at all.
I wonder if this anti-salt thing that was mentioned is really like that in some other countries? No one ever told me not to salt my food heavily. I salted as I just wanted. Maybe there were recommendations but there were pretty distant, my family surely didn’t care and I didn’t see it elsewhere either. It was 1-2 decades ago when school kitchens started to take away salt shakers…
A lack of awareness that water is a component of food & other beverages.
I wonder who is that stupid? Of course some of our water need may come from not pure water drinks (even coffee, I totally could hydrate myself with coffee on some days, at least until the evening, even I didn’t drink 2 liters of coffee and I needed that much as my food contained little and I am a thirsty type) and our food as well (many vegs, fruits, soups, and boiled grains are especially good at that but meat too, at least if it’s not fried to oblivion like mine sometimes my normal roasts still have water but it’s nothing to me. many dairy is very wet too etc.). But it’s pretty much obvious… Water is everywhere.
I sweat very little but I am not very active either. Just moderately, hopefully I can raise it a bit. I drink a lot and I make sure my sodium intake is lowish as the recommended amount makes my life horrible in a few days. Don’t underestimate the personal factor.
But I can’t do the “no added salt” carnivore style. I need more salt than that. But when I will be manage to stick to carnivore longer, I will make some experiments with less sodium. I still with add it to my food but some dishes need very little. I can eat 1 kg meat (too much for me) using 2g salt and feeling it’s perfectly salty.
I am mildly curious. If I will have data, I will report back if you are still interested. But of course you will be, you are an inquisitive person too.
I just can say that…
I seem to function best around 5g salt a day. I don’t have extreme days or if I have, I don’t track salt often so it is probably different there a bit… No noticeable sweating most of the time, very many weak (and now small) coffees a day when I don’t manage to avoid coffee (it always come back), no to moderate activity (usually the latter)…
I drink a lot because I am thirsty a lot. I skip 4 hours, I feel I am dying and feel parched even after drinking 1 liters of water. I can’t keep water on my desk because I just drink it. I tried drinking half a liter downstairs and bring up half a liter, it disappeared in no time. A glass is useless, 2 minutes later I have none.
So I am some interesting combination…? At least I don’t sweat much.
But I am very sure there is some serious personal factor among the others.