Are you always thirsty after eating a lot of pizza?

United States
February 17, 2009 7:57pm CST
My friends and I went to CiCi's Pizza tonight for supper. It seems like I am always thirsty all night after I eat a lot of pizza, especially at CiCi's. Does this happen to you? What causes it? Is there a lot of sodium in the pizza or something?
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• United States
19 Feb 09
Yup. My mother would warn me about eating too much pizza because then I'd be up all night drinking water. I didn't believe her until I ate a lot of pizza. I was up all night, but I did end up drinking a lot of water. I still eat quite a bit of pizza when I can thought because it is yummy! I think has to do with the combination of the flavors, a lot of which would contain sodium. If the pizza is spicy, then it adds to the thirst. Still yummy though.
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@autunno (351)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Usually when I have pizza I also have Coca Cola.It just goes with it so well..Later though I become thirsty for water.There is alot of sodium going on with those two. Sweet tea is also good with pizza!!
• United States
25 Feb 09
I love to drink Coca Cola with my pizza as well. I gave up drinking soft drinks a couple years ago though so this is a very very rare occasion. The sodium between those two can definitly make you very thirsty. Thanks for the response.
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I use crushed red peppers so I need something to drink to keep my mouth from burning. I believe the crust has sodium in it but so does alot of other things like chocolate and believe it or not low calorie foods.
• United States
20 Feb 09
That is a good point. I don't often use crushed red peppers, but they sure will make you thirsty. I'm sure CiCis uses a lot of sodium for their pizza so that is probably it.
• United States
18 Feb 09
It's probably all the salt. It happens to me with pizza and Chinese food. But I love Chinese food so I eat it all the time anyway
• United States
20 Feb 09
I haven't really thought about it, but that happens to me when I eat a lot of Chinese food too.
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Hi. bellhaven14. If I eat a large quantity of pizza, I am sure that I would be thirsty after eating it. I am not so sure about the sodium. With all that bread, no wonder a person can become extremely thirsty.
@lilybug (21185)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I am always thirsty no matter what I am eating, so I don't know if eating a lot of pizza makes me thirsty or not. I do eat a lot of salty foods though, so it could be the salt that is making me thirsty all the time.
@rmuxagirl (7572)
• United States
18 Feb 09
There are times when I do get really thirsty after eating a lot of pizza. I think it is the sodium and grease within the pizza that I just need to wash it down with something.
@vicky30 (4774)
• India
18 Feb 09
Yes i too feel thirsty after eating a lot of pizza.I think it is because of the pizza base made of bread.I always have a lime soda with my pizza.I order my pizza from dominos.It comes to me haot and fresh.I love to eat my pizza in sweet tomato sauce.
@sameroad (3182)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I don't get really thirsty after eating a lot of pizza. I don't think i do anyway lol I do drink while i'm eating though... I just recently went to CiCi's and ate A LOT of pizza lol but only had two drinks while i was there... maybe its the kind of pizza you get? i don't get anything but like cheese and meat. It probably does have a lot lot of sodium in it because of the dough and cheese and other toppings but i don't know.. eating a lot of it i'm sure is gonna make the amount high anyway because were eating so much of the same thing.