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Monday, January 30, 2012


Can't figure out how to bring my intake down :(

I don't eat that much processed stuff...I don't use added salt...and yet I have only have 1 day in the past week where my sodium levels have been within range.

Any advice?

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ANGELBETH76 4/2/2012 10:22AM

    Sodium has been the biggest surprise for me. It is the one thing that I have watched more than anything since I started Spark. Like they said, you just have to check everything. Even bread. You'll get it figured out. Spark is a huge help. Do you know that when you are going to add something, that you can look at its individual nutrition. Under the amount that you choose (such as, 4 ounces, 1 serving, 2 tbsp) is a link you can click on that says "See full nutritional info". It will adjust to whatever serving you enter. It is very helpful. If you go back to other days and click on each food individually, you could figure out where most of your sodium is coming from by clicking on that link. Hope I've helped you more than confused you lol. Take care neighbor!

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WINNIE1978 1/31/2012 2:14PM

    It is in everything, literally! We look at the labels on everything and buy the low sodium or no salt added versions of everything now. Any pre-packaged food, frozen veggies, canned veggies, condiments, spices... It is in everything.

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SRBULLARD1 1/31/2012 1:22PM

    It is hidden everywhere. Do you drink soft drinks? Depending on the brand, sometimes they add a lot of exta sodium.

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LOSINGITNOW11 1/30/2012 9:46PM

    I am still trying to figure that out myself. I have sodium recorded on my tracker and most days I am over my intake. I guess it's just going to take more meal planning on my part to get those numbers down. Good luck to you.

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CHEROKEE1946 1/30/2012 9:34PM

    If you track your food on spark add the sodium the nutr.( like where the fats, carbs, etc. can be located.) That way you will see where the sodium is coming from. I did that and I don't go over 1000 to 1200 of sodium a day and some times I am even lower.

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