I'm a new member and spent Christmas 2012 in the hospital with atrial fibrillation. After aggressive drug therapy, I was able to decrease my meds in August 2013 and am now on the road to increasing my daily activity. My doctor has given me the go ahead to do mild to moderate exercise. Have to try and keep my sodium under 1500 mg per day. Don't find this too hard to do as I don't cook with salt. 1297 mg today which is high for me.
So important to read the food labels, amazing the amounts of sodium in food products, some natural, while there is so much added. I try to stay less than 1500 per day. I track it on the food tracker, really a big help ! I haven't had a potato chip in over a year ! Used to eat a bag in 2 nights. Barbara
God is good !
current weight: -5.0 under
Fitness Minutes: (55) Posts: 8 1/23/13 1:34 P
Hi everyone! I'm new to this & hopefully you guys won't get tired of me too quickly! About 4 years ago I started reacting to salt & had to go as much "salt-free" as possible. I'll check back a couple of times a day to see what anyone else has done to help them out!!!
current weight: 196.0
Fitness Minutes: (240) Posts: 79 1/8/13 8:46 A
Hi, I was at Trader Joe's and purchased creamy unsalted peanut butter (0 sodium) and their sodium free bread (0 sodium). I think you can find similar products in other supermarkets. I also found Justin's peanut butter in the health food store - no sodium, I also found no salt added cottage cheese (60 mg per 1/2 cup). I hope this helps.
Fitness Minutes: (641) Posts: 8 2/7/12 5:03 P
I am grateful to have even learned of my horrid intake amt of sodium. Earlier this week was was in the 3-5000! But because of awareness yesterday and today is right on par! Under control sodium intake is a BIG deal.
I'm not even sure how many mgs of sodium I consume, but I loooooooove salty foods :-/ I have cut back though because I have an issue with retaining water. But after I record my daily consumption of sodium for a week, I will definitely take on this less than 1,000 mgs of sodium a day challenge! Bring it on!
current weight: 150.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,755) Posts: 895 5/8/11 3:21 A
Let's start a new forum to see how we're doing sodium-wise and what we can do to help lower the amount of sodium we're consuming. Post the number of mgs of sodium you had today and if you want, ask for advice about making a particular meal or snack lower in sodium
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