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Sodium, boooo!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Last week went well for the most part. =) On Saturday I had a cheat meal, which was a club sandwich with potato chips. Omgosh, it was yummy! But the downside is that it had tons of sodium which my body hates. I bloat emoticon and my blood pressure goes up. Between that and the high sodium vegetable soup I had for dinner, I knew my Monday weigh in was gunna stink. I can easily put on 5-7 water weight pounds when I have something high in sodium. So I drank a lot of water and ate a lot of foods that are a natural diuretic (banana, orange, lemon, etc) so help my body flush it all away. I'm really happy that the scale only said a .5 gain. I'm hoping next week to see the scale go down but it will be my TOM then so I'm not holding my breath. lol. Ah well, I am gunna keep up with what I am doing and the scale will reflect it eventually!

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    My face always feels like it is swelling up, when I have too much sodium. I don't go near the scale, when it is TOM. I can't stand the huge fluctuations. Keep drinking that water! emoticon
    1731 days ago
    Honestly, I think soup is way worse for sodium than potato chips. It's weird, because you do not even taste the salt in canned soups, but it is there. I think 1 oz. of potato chips is about 140 mg. of sodium, and one serving (not the whole can) of Campbells Tomato soup is like 780 mg! You are doing great. Keep at it!
    1731 days ago
    Hope the scale is good to you next week! I think it's great you didn't freak out about a little gain, AND that you enjoyed your cheat meal.

    1731 days ago
    You are not alone! I had some pretzels a couple of weeks ago, and even though I stayed within my calorie goals and worked out, I gained 5 pounds. It took about 5 days to get back to normal.
    1731 days ago
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