Limit Your Water, Please
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Well, it's finally come to this. My doctor feels I drink too much water. My salt level has been low for years. I've only been with this doctor a year and a half, but he has consistently noticed low sodium and low chloride. He feels I might be weakened by it even though I don't feel weak. So I have tracked my fluid intake closely, and I believe Monday will be my first official day of drinking a lot less.
You know, most diet plans tell you to make sure you get enough water. I have found that drinking zero or very low calorie fluids has kept me from snacking more, so it has contributed to my weight loss. But Doc is serious about this, and I think, just to please him, I am going to likely cut my fluid intake in half. He's rechecking my sodium level in 10 days, so we'll see what happens. I'm feeling pretty confident that I won't substitute food for the water I have been drinking. So for what it's worth... Glenn