Sunday, May 20, 2012
Last night my daughter and I went for dinner to Red Lobster and had what I thought was a healthy meal. I even said to my daughter "I know I'm going to go over on my calories with this, but I don't care." Those words will haunt me for a long time. Yes my calorie count was over my limit for the day but imagine my horror when I saw the amount of sodium I had ingested during the course of the day-9000 mg.! I swear I am not one of those people who automatically salts everything-in fact I can't remember the last time I used the salt shaker. I am trying to overcome this but I am finding it even more difficult than watching my intake (I am diabetic) and other nutrients (fats). I have become a real label reader of late and have actually put things back on the shelf because the sodium was too high. Any suggestions, encouragement, advice would be appreciated. Thanks!