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Sodium Is Hidden In Many Places

Monday, April 14, 2014

Yesterday, I was so proud of myself for a good drop in the scale. I wasn't as diligent in watching my sodium as I am normally. Sigh, when I got on the scale this morning, my weight was up 4 pounds! It is a good thing I realize what caused the gain or else I would really freak! Now it will be up to me to drink lots of water and wash the excess sodium out of my system.

So where did the sodium hide? I ate a fried chicken breast, sans skin and fried coating, I have been told that some stores inject saline into their chicken to make it more moist when cooked. Combine that with the salt in the coating and you have a large amount of sodium. There is a lot to be said for making your meals at home for this very reason. I also had a cheese sandwich along with a pile of sliced veggies for dinner. Cheese and bread are also very high in sodium. Consequently, the glut of sodium caused me to bloat with 4 pounds of fluid.

I will be more diligent in watching my sodium. I will increase my water consumption until the water weight comes off and then continue drinking my usual 8 glasses per day after that. I will make a concerted effort to continue to eat clean and make more of my own meals at home.
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