Hi Andy, yes, pickles are high, good for you for checking the nutrition label. I do find that when I'm craving a sweet, a small pickle (one or two slices) will help curb the cravings and don't do too much to the overall sodium intake.
You're doing the right thing by limiting that sodium intake now, while you're young. Do you eat at the school cafeteria? That makes things difficult, mass produced foods generally contain a lot of salt. Try brown-bagging it, and eat a lot of things that grow naturally, eg fruits and veggies. You want to get that B/P under control before it does damage to your heart, blood vessels etc. And if you can control it without medication you're better off, all meds have adverse effects down the road. Unfortunately I didn't do what I preach and am on 3 B/P meds. I've lost 130 lbs but still need the meds. I guess I'm stuck with them for life, in more ways than one.
God bless your efforts to get healthier.
Edited by: DONNAC228 at: 4/8/2009 (07:55)
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil. 4:13
highest weight 333lbs
starting weight 210 on 1/3/13
S.T. goal: 197 by March 31
In my dreams goal: 170
| current weight: 209.5