High consumption of salt only results in temporary weight gain as it causes your body to retain water. Many crash diets which boast quick weight loss rely on foods with little or no salt content. The weight loss is mostly water, and as soon as you eat foods containing salt again you regain the weight,
If you adhere to a low salt diet, it will likely consist of the lower calorie, healthier foods associated with weight loss/ If the chicken that you buy has too much sodium, soak it in water overnight to pull some of the sodium out. Avoid products that contain large amounts of sodium, such as MSG, baking soda, soy sauce, cured meats and pickled foods...Flavoring your food with lemon, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and other herbs instead of salt will reduce sodium
If you crave sweets, it could be a sign that you consume too much salt.
There is a lot of salt in bread and cheese and breakfast cereals Some brands of corn flakes have up to 266 mg of sodium per cup. Some brands of raisin bran have up to 342 mg of sodium per cup. Puffed rice and puffed wheat are sodium free. One cup of vegetable juice cocktail contains 653 mg of sodium Some Canned veggies, canned soups, spaghetti sauce, potato chips, cheese puffs, pretzels, ketchup, relish, anchovies, capers, headache or heartburn medicines can contain sodium carbonate or bicarbonate
I personally try to stay around 1500mg a day
Craving salt is a sign that your adrenal glands that regulate sleep, hormones and your body's response to stress, need attention!
I don't think people call it a sensitivity though, that smacks of sounding like finding excuses and the band wagon for having some sort of food allergy.
If I eat something like chinese food, I will be up 8lbs or so the next day, its horrible, but gone by the next couple if I eat clean foods and drink plenty.
Dont eat processed food, cook for yourself and dont add salt.
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I agree w/ Stephen, gaining weight because of a higher salt intake is normal, I do it all the time, and it'll stick for 2-3 days sometimes. The max "they" say you should have a day is 2300. My mom is on a lower sodium diet due to blood pressure issues, and her max is 1500.
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A single night weight gain of 2.5 lbs because of a high sodium day isn't unusual IMHO. And one day doesn't make a pattern. I think it is a leap to assume because of what happened in day that you have a salt sensitivity.
I just found out about 3-4 months ago that I am gluten sensitive even though I don't have Celiac Disease. For the last couple of months I noticed that my weight had be flexing even before I started the gluten free diet but couldn't figure out why then one day I had 2350 for my sodium instead of staying in normal range and I gained 2.5 lbs over night and the next day it was gone, so I must be salt sensitive too. Are there any articles on Spark People about salt sensitivity, and what salt range should I try to stay in if I am salt sensitive compared to the normal population that they recommend 2300 a day for?
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