I can't say definitively....I *have* read, though, that restricting your carbs alters your metabolism in ways which seem to require additional salt in your diet. It's also been suggested to me that increased salt is only for those who do a lot of exercise, which I don't do ANY of. I know that I crave salt a lot more than I used to, and I don't deny that craving. It hasn't made an appreciable difference in my weight that I can see. You're right, salt *can* cause you to retain more fluid...but I think that goes back to how we're processing foods in this lifestyle. More water usually ends up just causing more "potty runs" around here!
Perhaps it's the nuts and not the salt. Nuts are fairly "pricey", nutritionally. A usual "serving" is a pretty small amount! I eat them, but in moderation...and when I do, I buy raw nuts and roast them myself. The commercially roasted ones are usually full of the kinds of fats we shouldn't be eating anyway. I love my own oven-toasted nuts! I put all kinds of seasonings on them. Simple. Yummy.
Try steering away from the packaged sort and see if that has any effect.
And you're in the ATKINS forum! quit talking about that "low calorie" thing!!! ha ha
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
| current weight: 226.0