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Monday Tuesday.....eye opener....

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Just one more reason to chart that food.....

Y'all know I have been watching my sodium....made sure I added none to my tomato yesterday....gave up the ham...etc.

I charted my breakfast....of only 198 calories, except for the carrots I forgot. It consisted of 1/2 cup egg beaters, 2/3 cup turkey crumbles, 2 tablespoons onion, 3 baby carrots grated, Peppers green and jalapeņo, 1 slice of fat free sharp cheddar cheese. one whole plum tomato. NO SALT ADDED!!!

When I charted this...calories 198 - GREAT!!!
11 carbs - Great!!! 3 Fat, Super!!! Protein 31 Way to GO!!! Lastly sodium.... 945. egg beaters label says only 90 mg of sodium....that is for 3 tablespoons. 1/2 cup is 8 tablespoons so that is 240 mg of sodium, with the cheese and the crumbles's just too much sodium for me.

Lunch was not much better...Only 185 calories 23 carbs for my bread, mostly....lower sodium turkey breast...oven roasted and mayo canola fat 6. Total protein sodium 710.

Smoothie consisting of a banana, a plum, a cup of blueberries a knuckle of fresh ginger, zest of one lime and juice of one lime....almond milk. 257 calories, 56 carbs, 4 fat, 5 protein....sodium 201. not bad but still a surprise that there was any sodium.

Another snack 1 ounce of Walnuts, 3 baby carrots.... 205 calories, 9 carbs, 19 good fats, 5 Protein .35 sodium. naturally in the carrots mostly.
The facts are sodium is in everything from the milk you drink to the unseasoned veggies on the table....when they take fat or sugar out of anything they add sodium or salt, as we know it today.

I am dishearten. I thought I was doing so good.....but I have supper to go and I am almost at my daily allowance for the day. It is no wonder we are a bloated nation ....with fluid retention and obesity and high blood pressure rampant. I was really trying to do well...........and I still did not make it .... TOMORROW.... I'll try again tomorrow.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IDLETYME 8/7/2013 11:41AM

    Great blog! You are doing a super job emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 8/7/2013 7:04AM

    Good job! I know how hard it is to keep the sodium levels down. Keep up the great work!

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KAB7801 8/7/2013 5:52AM

    You're doing great!

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100LBLIGHTER 8/7/2013 2:18AM

    I think maybe getting outside in the 104° heat and sweating the sodium out of me sounds like a good idea.....I think that might work ...... emoticon

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JANTWO 8/7/2013 1:01AM

    Thanks for the insight on the "hidden" sodium in our foods that we consider healthy!!!!

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RORYLYONS 8/7/2013 12:18AM

    You can do this tomorrow is a new day..... emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 8/6/2013 11:01PM

    You're doing great!

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KING_SLAYER 8/6/2013 10:39PM

    Lots of sneaky sodium!! I would suggest that you double check the sodium count on the packages of food against the tracker. I have seen the info on the tracker be wrong on several occasions!

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KAREN608 8/6/2013 10:23PM

    Yes salt is hidden in so much food.
I have taken to working in the yard every day
so I will sweat some of that salt back out now.
Will that help? I am not sure.

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UMUCGRAD 8/6/2013 10:08PM

    Hang in there. It's one step at a time. You'll succeed. You WILL.

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BECKYSFRIEND 8/6/2013 9:56PM

    thanks for the info. Cute cartoon.

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