Wow! Really interesting how much the amount varies from doctor to doctor.
My regular ENT says 1,000, but my Meniere's specialist says that's way too low for good health; he says 2,000. It doesn't really seem to matter, anyway, 'cause I can't tell a bit of difference as long as I don't go OVER 2,000. If that happens.....I have regrets.
"But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
My Dr. said ideally 1400 mg a day is realistic. But if I can go less I should...this is for my Meneire's. I try to eat low sodium everyday and jsut dont eat some things. But if I go out it is near impossible to eat low salt and low calorie. I also used to do South Beach but have a hard time with that and getting too much sodium in. I liked that diet too.
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I aim for a maximum of 1800. My rule of thumb is, only 1 dish a day - one salad, or one meat, or whatever - can have any kind of dressing or sauce on it, and generally if I stick to that, then I don't go over. Because spaghetti sauce and gravy and salad dressings are some of the highest-sodium items going! Just eliminating most of those, except for the specialty no-salt-added versions, cuts one's sodium in half from what it was previously, without even trying.
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