I try to keep mine at about 1500 a day.
Wow...washing the food? I dunno about that (maybe that's just me...wet lunch meat?)
Anyway, what I do is make wise choices.
I rarely eat ham - the sodium in it is not worth it to me.
So for something like the sandwich, I'd do turkey, one piece cheese, mayo and pile it high with lettuce and tomato.
You can also buy lower sodium lunch meat.
The biggest thing that I found was to make as much as my food myself (liittle/no processed). The more processed (like the lunch meat), the more sodium.
So, say I ate the sandwich for 900 mg of sodium. Ok - my dinner could be a fiery lentil concoction that I make with sauteed onions and carrots (maybe 250 mg sodium). Snack, apple and Pb (I get the salt and sugar free kind), and another mini snack could be steamed carrots with a little butter, maybe another 50 max.
Does that make sense?
And if sandwiches are your go to meal (lunch), and you enjoy turkey -consider buying a small breast, and roasting it yourself, and slicing thinly.
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