I just became a member on December 28 and every day since I have been tracking my diet, my sodium level has been extremely high. It probably has been all along, I just didn't realize it. So, this article has been very helpful and hopefully these tips will do the trick in curing my problem. Hopefully it will help fellow Sparkers out there as well!!!!!!! needtoloose99
Really interesting article. I really need to cut back also. um, now to go to my nutrition tracker & figure out how you all are tracking salt also.
6/11/2009 12:24:20 AM
I have sodium on my tracker I struggled for a long time. I no longer add salt when I'm cooking. I'm am going to try Mrs Dash to see if that will give me some alternatives to just going plain. I've noticed a increase in my weight loss now that I have really cracked down on my sodium intake. I'll take bland versus the salt if it means the weights coming off.
I have been struggling with keeping my sodium in check for a while now. I track it with all my other nutrients. I stay in my ranges for everything at least 5-6 days a week, but I find I only stay in my sodium range at best 3 days a week. Most days I only go over by 100mg or so, but some days I'm skyrocketed into the 3,000mg range. I am so proud when I can stay under 2,000 mg :) I just have to keep trying because I do NOT want to develop high blood pressure. Last time it was checked I was in the danger zone for pre-hypertension. I'm hoping to correct that with these few months of being more aware, and developing better sodium habits. Wish me luck :)
I eliminate baking soda from my desserts. They come out fine. I do not add salt to anything I am cooking, but after looking at this article there are more ways I can cut salt out of my diet. I read all labels on cans now, where I never did in the past. Thank you for this article, it is very helpful.
2/1/2009 8:44:58 PM
Wow I didn't know baking soda would be topping the list!
I never salt my foods, but when I started tracking my sodium on myNutrition page I was APPALLED to see I was consuming 4000-6000 mg a day...sometimes even above 6000 mg! Yikes!!! I will be cutting back for sure, as my BP is in the high-normal range.
9/12/2008 1:26:17 PM
Great article! I think that society has made us focus on "low fat" or "low carb" so much that we have forgotten to keep our sodium intake in check (or at least to be cognizant about adding salt). I (being one of the we's of forgetting) will eat a load of processed foods and then wonder why I am thirsty. I know it's a DUH moment...but...
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