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2/19/10 11:20 A

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I am extremely sodium sensitive, thanks to the Meniere's, so I do most of my cooking from scratch, read the labels and limit my sodium to 2000 mg of sodium or less per day, mainly trying to stick in the 1500 to 1800 mg range.

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2/19/10 2:38 A

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So far (Sunday to Thurs) my sodium levels have been:
910; 1,542; 649; 1,104; 1,119; 1,179

I'm getting real good control. No table salt for me although I've used some "Nu-Salt" but keeping that to a minimum because of the potassium in it.

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2/18/10 12:13 P

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I've joined the challenge to stay under 2,000 & have been doing that for about a month or more. It's getting easier for me. Stay away from most bouillon. It has 800+ mg of sodium. I buy (because of a recommendation) Herb Ox sodium free. That been helping a lot 'cause I don't have to worry that it has sodium or not.

If you do make the recipes on here be leary of the sodium. I've been trying to staying under 400 mg of sodium. If it has more I just move on.

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2/18/10 11:46 A

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emoticon I have managed to stay under 2000 every day this week. This is a big improvement for me!

My name is Nadine and I live in Henderson, NV


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2/18/10 11:40 A

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I can read labels for home use, but at work, that's quite impossible. I know what foods are high in sodium like my comfort foods like mashed potatoes and soups...I'll do my best today to behave myself...and I've got to buy me an empty salt shaker so I can put my sea salt in it to use at work...still using their little packets... emoticon

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2/18/10 11:35 A

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So funny that is your challenge today! I ate chicken sausages last night and attribute about 1600 mg of sodium to dinner alone. I was WAY WAY over and told myself today I'm going to try to stay below 1000! Hard, but if I concentrate on fresh fruits and vegetables and REAL meat, I should be able to do it no problem. That means no rice cake snack, but I'll manage! Good luck to all! Always a challenge.

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HLTHYLIVNCCJ's Photo HLTHYLIVNCCJ Posts: 5,366
2/18/10 11:31 A

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Happy Thursday to everyone!

Do you read labels on your foods? Did you realize that most of us eat WAY OVER the amount of 2400mg of sodium each day? Do you add salt to your food?

Your challenge today is to KEEP UNDER 2000mg OF SODIUM. That is quite a challenge for some of us. Here are some foods to really watch out for because they are packed with sodium:

*Canned vegetables or canned anything
*Soups
*Soy Sauce
*Jars of olives and pickles
*Crackers, baked good and breads
*Canned drinks
*Luncheon Meats
*Cottage Cheese and most regular cheeses
*DIET meals (Have you ever looked at these for sodium? You will be shocked!)

Great ways to keep your sodium in check are:

*READ LABELS ON WHAT YOU EAT/DRINK!
*Cook with homemade broth (or canned with low sodium), fruit juice or extra spices
*Use a sodium substitute (i.e. Mrs. Dash, etc.)
*Opt for the low sodium version of your favorite soups, vegetables, etc.

REMEMBER: Drinking water is a great way to "flush out" the sodium in your body. Keeping hydrated is a great way to battle a higher sodium meal.

Hold the salt and have a great Thursday!

Edited by: HLTHYLIVNCCJ at: 2/18/2010 (11:32)
-Cindy-
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