Distance and Endurance

hudson34
51 M , Toronto
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Sodium

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 2:43 PM filed under Weight Loss postings
OMG, really now, who knows how much sodium they eat....really, check it out.

I stopped adding salt to my food a few months back.  I may add a pinch to baking or to preserves, nothing like what recipes call for. this has been one of the many small changes I've done, over the last 2 years, to get me where I am now.

I'm eating alot these days.  I've acheived a very active life style.  My work has me hiking for 3 - 5 hours per day.  Yes, hiking is the best way to describe one part of my job. Add in the running and the working out, there is a lot of calories my body constantly need to continue to heal itself after workouts and to give me the energy I need to move.

So, right now, I'm eating 2650 calories, give or take 50. My sodium consumbtion should be under 2500mg.  I noticed that my calorie (2650) & sodium(2500) were close enough, for me, to figure, for convenience, 1mg of salt per 1 calorie eaten. I can maybe get away with the extra sodium right now because of the long distance running I do.

Even with the extra salt I've allowed myself, I'm sure it's alot less than what I've ingested in the past as I piled salt onto my already salt ladened foods. You can believe my surprise when I started to notice on my sodium tracker that my foods have far to much salt to them.

A 30 calorie can of vegitable juice has 330mg of sodium.  Eleven times more than what I feel should be in it.

A salad from a salad kit, 160 calories, 260mg of sodium.

I'm fortunate that I know how to cook; I do have problems finding the time to do it though.  I guess I'll have to find the time, none of the corperations want to cut back on their pushing of sodium.
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