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Salt is Evil!


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Well, not really! Gluttony is one of the 7 deadly sins you hear about, It's not fruit of the Spirit as in Galations 5:22, 23.

Last night, I lost control with the potato chips (again ) and I'm paying for it on the scales this morning. I went from 138 lbs to 144.8 lbs overnight! I can fluctuate this much with water weight, so I should know better. But I wasn't thinking of the sodium. Yeah, I noticed the cheesy, salty, greasiness of the chip and I...........loved it. Forgot about ME for a minute. The real ME, the ME that wants to eat healthy, the Me that wants to exercise, and the ME that likes to drink water. I followed the lust of the flesh, and just went for it But, there's always consequences to every action we take, whether to binge on potato chips or eat some yummy! rice cakes for the crunch, I should have went for the rice cakes. Now, I'm suffering the consequences for my behavior: bloating and weight gain.

It's time to repent, to turn it around, to get back up, and forgive myself. All is not lost! Yes, I missteped. I'm not perfect, but I misstep a whole lot less now than I used to. What can I do differently today? What are 2 steps I can take in the right direction for a healthier ME? I definitely need to OD on water and I can choose to eat healthy today, no potato chips, no trigger foods.



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PROVERBS31JULIA 8/19/2013 9:20AM

    Spiritual lessons aside, there are better forms of "salt" - and the evilness is in processors using the bleached salt "sodium chloride" on these YUMMMY potato chips!! I hear ya there, tho, because for me there is no such thing as "just one chip" or "just one single-sized portion". NoSireeeeBob!!

Pineapple, watermelon, celery, bananas, parsley even a little bit of milk all work as diuretics to help with the damage control - any of the food higher in potassium (fruits and veggies) will quickly help pull that water out and rebalance the salts.

I've gotten some useful information from reading about Sea Salts, Himalayan salts etc - where the salt is not processed to just only "sodium chloride" as in table salt... Rather, they remain a cluster of different salts all in their proper ratio to each other, the sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium etc. it's a complex subject which I have not mastered.

But to simplify, put the store boughten chips down and make your own veggie chips with a good quality unprocessed salt and results are just as yummy and satisfying and not as damaging to the scale readings!! Chef Meg has a few "chips" type recipes around.

Hope that helps!

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THRIVE2DAY 8/18/2013 2:56AM

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ASOBFALLS 8/15/2013 12:01PM

    Hmm Before deciding that 'Salt is evil' Consider that Jesus said (We are) the salt of the earth....
What attributes do we have that 'Salt' has? Salt draws in water and we are to draw in those who do not experience the Love available from God.

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FUNGIRL81005 8/12/2013 10:21PM

    BUT it Tastes so GOOD!!!! I love salt too....Totally understand emoticon

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THRIVE2DAY 8/11/2013 12:19AM

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/10/2013 8:24PM

    I hear you! I just wrote a comment about that today - sometimes you just have to do it, but then you realize it wasn't as good as expected. It then starts happening less often.

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PEGGYO 8/10/2013 2:28PM

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STUDLEEJOE 8/10/2013 11:22AM

    You can't change what you did. Just pick yourself back up and continue on from today. Cheese curls are my biggest downfall. emoticon

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