Biotest

3am Bathroom Break


#1

Not really a hardcore question but, I’ve been on the diet for 9 days now and since day 3 I’ve woken up every night at 3:00am to go to the bathroom - this is killing my sleep and recovery. I’m trying to get my last shake in at 8:30 now instead of 9:30 to see if that helps. Has this happened to anyone else and does anyone have any tips for not having to wiz?

BTW I’m down 3.5 pounds and looking leaner already…


#2

It’s actually pretty normal to pee once in the middle of the night. If I don’t, then I know I’m pretty dehydrated.

But if it’s not normal for you, it’s probably because 1) you may be consuming more liquids overall (lots of shakes a day, obviously, plus regular fluids), 2) liquid later at night, 3) high protein intake causes people to pee more often (but no, it’s not “bad for the kidneys” – old myth).

If this bugs you, your plan of drinking your shake an hour earlier could work. You can also use less water in the last shake. Make a pudding out of it if you have too. That’s fine.


#3

Thanks Chris - I did that last night and it seemed to be working until my neighbor needed 3 firetrucks at his place at 3:30am this morning…I guess there’s a bit of irony in that…