Sunday, May 27, 2012
I've always been tempted more by the savory than sweet but until I started tracking the contents of what I eat I had no idea my sodium intake was as high as it is....and the foods I've been tracking are 'me behaving myself'; not my normal standard fare!
What's a salt-aholic to do? I've consulted a few websites for low-sodium eating and it looks like there are a few decent substitutes out there for some of my favorites...peanut butter, cheese, potato chips; just to name a few!
Sparks has been VERY eye-opening for me. I've thought of myself as a 'healthy eater' because I don't go nuts with sweets and sugars! I've always known I have the potential to go nuts with high fats and high sodium junk but had no idea just how nuts I've been going!
This is going to be tricky...but I'm a girl who loves a challenge! I'm hoping if I find enough healthy alternatives to the foods I love (that taste good, because I'd rather eat nothing than something that isn't good) and I give my body a nice long break from the daily sodium assault I may break this habit altogether and not love those foods as much!
I said hoping....I'm forever hopeful! :)