Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
MARYKOWALS Posts: 344
12/7/09 2:42 P

I know, all deli meats pretty much have a ton of salt... also soup, bread/bagels even if they don't taste salty, cheese, canned beans, tomato sauce... it's very frustrating sometimes. I hate when I eat something like that without realizing just how salty it is. emoticon

TURRRRA Posts: 1,572
12/7/09 11:19 A

I especially notice salty foods after I haven't been eating a lot of them. I haven't been eating much ham these days or any deli meats, so when I DO have them, I always think they taste salty, even if I didn't think so in the past. I tend to make my chicken a little more on the "bland" side, but I enjoy it and don't mind it that way. I'd rather not have all that salt! When I buy deli meats, I've been reading the nutrition facts to try to choose one lower in sodium. A lot of hams have over 20% of your sodium for the day just in one small serving. I have found certain turkeys that have a bit lower, so I usually stick with that!

YELLOWDAHLIA SparkPoints: (86,605)
Fitness Minutes: (120)
Posts: 12,377
12/7/09 11:16 A

Ham is FULL of salt because that is how it is "cured"

MTRAMMELL1 SparkPoints: (55,040)
Fitness Minutes: (69,939)
Posts: 672
12/7/09 11:12 A

I have started watching my sodium intake in the past few months because of water retention. I had the same thing happen after Thanksgiving with ham. Sometimes it is tough to stay under 2300 mg of sodium but I really notice the water retention weight gain if I don't!

TWINSMOM903 Posts: 253
12/7/09 10:56 A

Went to my mom's for lunch yesterday and enjoyed a great Sunday dinner. Spiral cut ham, mashed potatoes, rolls, etc. Everything was measured of course and I stayed within calorie range but my WORD I can really tell that 2 slices of ham really did the job on me. I took some leftovers home (ham) and we had ham sandwiches. I drank over 100 oz of water and probably "then some" because I could taste the salt in my mouth all day long.

Well... I believe in water retention now. I have officially gained 5 lbs from it but that is okay. It will go away in a few days.

I just never really knew how high the salt content in ham was til now.

Page: 1 of (1)  




Other Diet and Nutrition Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
fillet of mackerel 7/26/2013 12:22:18 PM
Buffalo Wild Wings 8/4/2013 7:39:21 PM
Carb Cycling 9/19/2013 9:54:07 AM
Metabolism booster? 9/28/2013 8:17:08 PM
Unexplained Hunger Patterns 10/7/2013 6:22:02 PM

Diet Resources: weight loss and fitness plan | natural mood lifter | about self esteem