Hi and welcome. You mentioned cheese- I love cheese, and have found out that Swiss is naturally low in sodium. Also you can get lower sodium cheeses like the Lorraine brand. And if you like cottage cheese, Hood makes a No Sodium Added (NSA) , and our local supermarket has their store brand that NSA. Thankfully, there are more and more NSA items on the shelves to choose from as the various companies realize there's a market for it. Canned beans (GOYA, for one) Spaghetti sauce (Francesco Rinaldi), tomato sauce, paste, and whole/ crushed etc (Hunts and some store brands). I bake my own bread and just eliminate the salt, but there is low sod. bread. It's usually expensive, but I just found a store brand made by Shaws.I still prefer my own. Good luck. It's an effort to get started down this road, but it's worth it, and after a while it becomes second nature.
Edited by: DONNAC228 at: 7/2/2010 (22:57)
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It sounds like you are on the right track. Be sure and check the sodium content in any condiment you use. Ketchup, mustard, Worchestershire Sauce, Soy sauce, pickles, olives, all are high in sodium and can boost that count over the 2000 you are aiming for.
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My name is Nadine and I live in Winter Haven, Fl
current weight: 150.2
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Hi - I have been on spark people a little over a year. Had a doctor appointment and my BP was still high and my socks left a big impression on my ankles. Doctor increased my hydroclora-something-or-other which she said should also aid in water retention. I am wearing my "overseas travel socks" to work today to see if that helps as well.
My goal before was just to not go above the 2300 sodium, but need to rethink that one. Thought I was doing well with that, but time to downsize that goal.
My goal now is to keep below 2000, and once I can consistently meet that, then gradually change my target down to 1500 or less. Searched for a sparkteam and low and behold a team with a 1500 goal.
There are things that I LOVE that I have to cut: cheese, cottage cheese. I'll have to learn to make my own pasta sauce and alfredo sauce, since the store-bought stuff (other than TJ's marinara sauce) are going to be off limits too.
Good news is that I am losing weight and love to cook, and have already long ago learned how to make my own frozen prepared food to take the place of lean cuisines and all these other alleged healthy lunch options found in the freezer section.
Looking forward to reading advice and support and learning of healthy (and tasty - a must) alternatives to sodium.
Thanks for reading my long-winded introduction and look forward to this new challenge in my journey to a health me.
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