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to the team! Sorry this welcome is a bit late....have had a very busy past couple of weeks and trying to play catch up on here. Know that !!
Everyone has already given some great suggestions. Also, there are plenty posted within the team, so feel free to look around at the older posts and if you have any questions, concerns, comments, ideas, etc. Please feel free to share.
Best wishes on your new journey to a healthier you!
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Thanks so much for the info Laura. I love veggies so I am already ahead there. I usually just steam them and use Mrs. Dash or dill. Also thanks for the cereal ideas. I started eating healthy without checking the salt and then looked at my cereal and got a wake-up call. Yikes, why do they have to put so much in there? I will look for those the next time I go shopping.
eat more veggies Be aware that there is natural salt in veggies that is very good for you. I have been staying below 2,000 mg & that's recommended. Shredded wheat cereal has 10 mg of sodium & Kashi Cinnamon Harvest has 0 mg sodium. So, as a result I have those for breakfast or natural oatmeal(the kind you have to cook). I've also been watching if I buy prepared foods. I buy the the ones that have 300 mg sodium or less & lower than 6 gm of fat. I've been dropping the weight slower than others but that's okay w/ me. This is a life change for me not a race.
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Slow but will get there!
Salt is my biggest problem too. You are doing great at 1500. I struggle to get below 2000. There are a lot of suggestions from the team members here. Keep reading the posts. They are very helpful.
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Welcome to the team Sheila. I'm pretty new at this low salt cooking but the team has been very helpful. Check out the recipe section here - it's pretty good as well.
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to the team. Great to have you here.
I wish you much success on your journey.
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Hi, I'm Sheila and I just rejoined Spark a few days ago. My BP is a little on the high side so my cardiologist wants me to lose some weight and cut back on the salt. I am aiming for 1500 as I know that is best for me. Being a self described "Saltaholic" this may seem like an insurmountable task. However, I love herbs, garlic, lemon juice and the like, I really don't want to be put on any more meds than I have to and I am really wanting to do this for me! I have been under 1500 the past 2 days-woohoo! So I hope to get to know you and learn and share lots of tips and tricks to lower our sodium.