Saturday, May 05, 2012
After two weeks of tracking all of my food I'm getting a pretty good handle on the calories, carbs, even fat most of the time. The one thing I'm struggling with getting under control is my sodium. I'm finding that in our society, even when eating a healthy balanced diet it is almost impossible to stay below or even close to the Recommended Daily Allowance of sodium each day. I tend to have double the amount.
I know that eating fresh helps the most, but I don't believe that most of us eat only fruits and veggies everyday. One packaged or processed food generally seems to be enough to send me shooting over the edge. It's no wonder my blood pressure had gotten so out of control. I wasn't watching what I was eating back the so my sodium intake was probably triple what it is now.
I have decided that for now I am going to be ok with the numbers I'm eating.. ALL of them. I am getting results, I am eating healthier, and I am ok with that. I know that trying to make any further drastic changes to my nutrition is only going to be too overwhelming.
I appreciate any suggestions; however I'm pretty well set on the fact that short of eliminating all foods which are processed and I'm not completely ready to fully become a rabbit.