Thanks AlbertJon.... I have been thinking about this since I posted it. Perhaps my goal was to suggest that there are no BAD foods. Yes, I know, some foods have more nutrients than others etc.. But to make a blanket statement salt is bad, just doesn't work. In fact we would be seriously sick without it,
What about simple moderation? No its not good every day but occasionally isn't going to kill me either. I just wonder why I would deny my body the craving it wanted and fail in the end? IF I had reached for something else yesterday I might have been successful BUT more likely, I would have spent the day grazing and returning to the fridge to look for what my body thought it wanted, potentially causing me to eat EVEN more than my decision to just add a tad more into the plan.
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GIMPSTER: I think your approach has merit. Yes, there are those people who eat close to a 100% healthy diet for their entire lives. They are few and far between. The rest of us like a bit of sugar and a bit of salt once a while. In fact, GASP!, only 85% of my diet is healthy -- the rest is made up of salty things, and sugary things, and saturated fat things, etc.
I feel you are very logical and honest about your occasional desire to eat something salty.
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When craving salt, add a only a pinch of Iodized salt, the iodide helps regulate thyroid fuction. and helps prevent gout, so that could be part of the reason your craving it. Not all Sea Salt and designer salts contain that mineral so read the label.
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Ty for The feedback, I know exactly why I wanted salt .... I also know that salt is gonna cause boating and fluid retention.... I;m sorry if it came across wrong but my thought in posting this was IF I know I'm gonna do it anyway then can we choose the healthiest option Just in general I was wondering if people actually allowed for "cheating" of sorts whether it be craving, sweets or McDonald's. I don't mean "celebration days" either, in my mind they are for rewards reached.
I was thinking rather than white knuckling it and then being disappointed how one might choose to have High sodium or high sugar day or a high whatever day?
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Just wanted to share this because I am not alone here I know. Generally speaking I do well with sweets and salty stuff. However, I knew my body and knew I was going to be craving salt today.... So what to do?
Well, I know that while salt is not a great thing, I also know going over once in a while is ok.. would prefer less but, life happens so ..... I built in the salt. I know it sounds strange even to my ears, but that's exactly what I did I made pasta sauce and added in a serving of salad as the dressing tastes very salty to me.Yes I am over my recommended BUT at least it wasn't wrapped around empty calories like in potato chips.
So in the end I think it was a good choice! What about you have you ever actually built in something you normally try to avoid because you know your body or your stress level is such that you know it's gonna happen so you accept it and plan the best possible alternative ?
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