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Tracking Sodium

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Last night, watching The Biggest Loser, I heard Jackson talking about what a huge impact excess sodium can have on health and weight retention. He mentioned how frozen foods are very often super high in sodium. That struck home with me, because we eat a LOT of frozen foods - so much that we've been thinking of adding another freezer.

This morning's Spark Coach lesson was about adding one more healthy habit to my lifestyle. Among the suggestions was tracking sodium intake. I decided that two reminders about the same thing so close together must be the universe telling me to take notice.

I never really thought much about sodium intake until now; because I don't have a heart condition, and I thought I was being smart by not adding salt to the cooking water for pasta, for instance. It didn't occur to me to be watching foods that don't even taste particularly salty.

So, starting today, I'll be adding a sodium tracker to my SP nutrition tracker. I have a feeling I'm in for a nasty shock, but it will be one more step in the right direction to get healthy again.
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