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7/11/10 11:40 A

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Hi and welcome - I, too, am new to the team and I've already learned so much from the responses and reading the threads. There is a wealth of information here that you won't find anywhere else. Good luck on your journey - I'm right here with you!


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7/11/10 12:56 A

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Welcome to the team. It is good to have you join us.

I wish you much success on your journey.

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7/9/10 11:47 A

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There are many salt-free seasoning mixes on the market. Mrs. Dash has a number of different combinations. Your personal taste will determine what works for you. Canned soups and tomato products are unusually high in sodium. Look for the salt-free offerings. The safest way to go is to cook from scratch using garlic, and fresh herbs for flavor. If that isn't an option, then the low salt products are best. With boxed mixes that have separate seasoning packets, use half or less. Usually that is more than enough flavor. The choices are endless. Small changes, and your taste for salt will eventually be much less. Often I hear, "Oh, this is too salty! How did I ever eat it?"
You can do it and your body will thank you with a lower blood pressure!

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KITTY1970's Photo KITTY1970 Posts: 5,005
7/8/10 11:17 P

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emoticon emoticon I would suggest making things like seasonings from scratch instead of by a packet. You should look for things that have under 300mg of sodium per serving.

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7/8/10 3:45 P

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emoticon It's great to have you on this team too!

I read nutrition labels when possible, it's amazing how much sodium they put in the processed food. emoticon Also make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day too. emoticon





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7/8/10 2:13 P

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Welcome to the team, there are a lot of really good ideas here. Start by reading through some of the threads, that's how I found most of my links that I use when needed. If you have a question, ask away - everyone is friendly & very helpful!

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7/8/10 11:37 A

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Hi!

I started my spark journey last year where I lost 20 lbs and was on my way to my goal weight. But life threw a few hurdles in the way and I stopped.
I started back in June and have been doing very well on tracking my food intake. But I have noticed that my sodium intake is extremely high.

I am excited to be apart of this team. I really need the support. I am looking forward to meeting some new friends.

First goal is to get down to the maximum intake of 2300mg a day and work from there.

Thanks in advance for any help!


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