Protein vs Sodium
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
While reviewing my nutrition reports, I noticed a trend. In my attempts to increase my protein, I was tripling my sodium! So now I'm concentrating on sodium because the high sodium levels made a noticebale difference in my body. My blood pressure and heart rate were both much higher than normaland I just felt kind of 'UGH'.
The good thing about concentrating on sodium you that it naturally reduces calories as you reduce sodium. The negative is the protein which seems to come high in sodium. So today I'm adding edamame to my salad instead of trukey pepperoni. I'll still be low on protein (I rarely meet my goals for it). I'll have to start making beans and add them to as many meals as possible. The canned beans are also amazingly high in sodium. Ironically, of the beans in my pantry, refried beans have the least amount of sodium. I can add half a cup of refried beans today without going over my sodium levels.
Plans for today
1) Stick to food already entered on my Nutrition Tracker
2) 2 hours of cardio
3) Strength Training
5) Dust Living Room