Saturday, July 27, 2013
Ever since I plugged in my own nutritional values for the foods I consumed, I feel I am getting a very true representation of my nutrition.
In the past, I can never get my fiber intake up to the appropriate levels but apparently I am getting enough! Yay! Protein went up slightly but I am still showing lower than the normal ranges.
I am now tracking my cholesterol levels and I am in the healthy zone! Yay me!
What concerns me is my salt levels! I am consistently higher than what is recommended. Boo! I NEVER add salt to my foods. It seems I may have to look at every food I manually inputted and make sure I did not add an extra number!
I find it hard to believe that eating mostly fruits, salads, cereals, and dairy products could equate to over 2,000 mg of sodium! I do know that sodium naturally occurs in plant products (fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc) and I am aware that processed foods such as cheese and deli meat are high in sodium. I usually have 1 slice of cheese and an ounce of deli meat. I dice them up in my salads.
So, how do I reduce my salt or sodium intake??? It almost seems impossible to go on a low sodium diet. Sigh...........