According to Dr. Gina Sam, director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, orange pee can also be a symptom of severe dehydration. But it can be caused by a bile-duct condition or orange food dye too.
So how do you tell the difference between desperately needing water, and the freezies you ate an hour ago? "[The effects of food dye] should only last for no more than 24 hours," she explains.
Just a step away on the color chart from honey-colored pee is brown pee, which could be your body's way of showing kidney malfunction.
"Brown urine can be caused by blood in the urine," says Dr. Schreiber. "It can be a kidney infection, stones, or injury to the kidney, like trauma from a direct hit."
Otherwise, brown urine can be caused by eating too much protein, or, again, from food coloring -- according to Dr. Schreiber, a simple pee dipstick at the doc's office can tell a lot about what's going on.