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Kicking Salt to the Curb - Day 1


Friday, November 20, 2009

I always thought it was okay to use "Lite Salt" because it contains so much less of what regular salt has. A lifelong saltaholic, I've really cut down over the past year since starting this healthy lifestyle change.

But today is Day 1 of no salt at all and I want to see how this affects my weight loss. Honestly, if I give up anything else, there will be nothing left to eat! (smiling) Or so it seems. So far, I've expunged eggs, cheese, sugar, caffeine, and now salt.

Have a wonderful day, friends.
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THEADMIRAL 11/20/2009 8:00PM

    Hey, you are on a roll! This is a great move -- I haven't totally given up salt, but I use very little of it in my cooking and at meals. I've been doing that for over 30 years now. emoticon Wow, where does the time go? emoticon If something tastes a bit bland, I'll shake some pepper on it to liven it up. That's about the extent of adding anything to my food.

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WOLFSPIRITS 11/20/2009 2:37PM

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RASCALSMOMMA 11/20/2009 8:23AM

    Another Salt Free alternative you might wanna try is Mrs Dash OR combinations of the spices there in. But For all around MRS Dash is good and has no MSG.

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MSLZZY 11/20/2009 8:04AM

    I limit added salt as much as possible. I remember my dad had to restrict salt intake after a heart episode in 1974. I adjusted to no salt and kept it that way for many years. My DH, however, salts everything without tasting. Not for me!

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JLITT62 11/20/2009 6:08AM

    Because I eat very little processed foods, and my blood pressure's ok, I'm ok with the amout of salt I use. A little salt on roasted veggies really brings out the flavor to my mind. I never salt my pasta water, for instance, and I do often undersalt stuff figuring people can add salt if they want it. The body does need some sodium.

But funny, we were discussing frozen dinners in our meeting -- and how even the best ones will really do a number on you because of the sodium. And they do!

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VICIOUS421 11/20/2009 5:34AM

    My biggest change in salt so far has been going to sea salt as opposed to regular salt. Good luck!

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/20/2009 4:28AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon SALT!!!

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ARTHURTOM 11/20/2009 4:14AM

    Salt is one thing I really haven't battled in quite some time. I stopped using added salt in 1986. What I do find surprising is when I eat food prepared by others and if it is salted while it is being prepped or cooked, I can tell, and you know what? The taste of the salt disqusts me!

Using the salt was a learned habit and taste. As a child, I watched my father coat his food with salt before he even tasted it. Dad couldn't be wrong could he? He sure was. I don't even keep a salt shaker in the house any more. I do keep a canister of my favorite "Morton Salt" for when I make bread or other recipe that calls for salt. I have had that same canister for the last 5 years.

At first, it will be difficult as it is with any change, but as you progress, you won't even miss it.

Tim

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