It is a real challenge to keep my sodium intake low. I have found Hain No Sodium baking powder to be a big help so that I can make pancakes or cornbread with no sodium. I have to buy the baking powder at the health food store and it's pretty expensive but worth it for me.
current weight: 156.9
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Haven't seen a lot of low sodium stuff at walmart that I don't find at other stores; in fact, probably the worst of the supermarkets I shop at in terms of finding low sodium stuff. the Fred Meyer we have (a part of the Kroger chain) has some good low sodium items that I usually have to go to Whole Foods to find.
Hi randy, welcome. I was about the same weight as your start once-333 to be exact. I did make it to 199 for a day or two, but have been up and down between 210 and 217 for a long time. I'm now on a good program for me and it's coming down. It's a constant struggle. As far as the sodium goes, there's a fair amount of low sodium food out there but it takes time to read all those labels. I get 'no sodium added' tomatoes for my chili, and Goya makes "no sodium added" beans. I love chili so that's a blessing. Francesco Rinaldi makes a "NAS" spaghetti sauce. I bake my own bread and omit the sodium. It's not hard to do, you just have to have about 4 hours to do it. That's because it has to rise twice. There are recipes for 'no rise' bread, and I think they're not too bad. If you like barbequed pork you might try my recipe on the Spark recipes, it's one of our favorite meals. It's listed as Pork, barbequed. And maybe it also says low sodium. I manage to keep my sodium between 1000-1500. Thankfully I don't have cardiac problems, just B/P. I'm on meds for B/P, I hope to get off them someday. I did get off one (I was taking 3 different meds).
Hint: when buying chicken, check the nutrition label, you won't believe the difference in different brands, some infuse the chicken with saline!!!
Good luck, Donna
Edited by: DONNAC228 at: 1/26/2011 (15:36)
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I've been with SP for over 3 years now. I've had some successes and some set-backs.
Two summers ago I ended up in Atrial Fib and diagnosed with Heart Failure. I've had high BP for several years. Some of those years I wasn't so good about trying to control it, even with prescribed medications.
My cardiologist would like me to eat under 1000mg of sodium per day. I'm fighting just to keep it between 1-2gm.
When first diagnosed and was recommended to reduce I did very well. I bought no sodium bread (Ezekiel). I went to great lengths to reduce.
I made my own chili with cooked fresh tomatoes and cooked my own dried beans.
Lately I've found myself struggling and thought I'd look up "sodium" on Sparkpeople teams hoping to find others who are working to reduce the sodium.
I had lost 75 pounds with Sparkpeople. I gained about 25-30 of that loss. But I'm working at it again.
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