As the first eight months of my low sodium lifestyle draw to a close, progress has been made – but there’s still plenty of distance to cover. A few weeks ago, my doctor agreed that I’d made enough progress that the medication I’d been taking on a daily basis could be retired from my daily schedule. Now what? Sometimes following the same routine – the careful regimen that I established in support of all those healthy habits – becomes difficult or impossible, because the demands of life take over. What I’m trying to do now is search for new, innovative ways to make sticking with my healthier habits fit my lifestyle.
Trader Joe’s no-salt tortilla chips – taste like the ones you get in mexican restaurants, but without the salt (dur).
Organic New Zealand cheddar I picked up at TJ’s the other day.
Some Tesco’s mozzarella from my roommate
An assortment of onions and peppers, chopped up
Some lime juice
When people had seven digits to remember, instead of two, they were more likely to choose cake over salad in an experiment recounted in an NPR article.
Losing weight and being healthy is more than a momentary fascination…it has to be a lifestyle goal.
I promised to share my grandmother’s pizza recipe with a friend who’s trying to lose weight and lower their blood pressure, so here is the salt-free version of my grandmother’s excellent pizza dough recipe.
Ezekiel 4:9 low sodium bread Romaine lettuce Onions Tomatoes Swiss cheese Fresh, unsalted mozzarella Free range organic eggs Grapes Broccoli Carrots Strawberries Blueberries Blackberries Peaches Flour Yeast Sugar (white) Baking powder Baking soda Vanilla extract Basil Thyme Mint Oregano Rosemary Fish – wild better and leaner than farmed Beef – plain ground beef, steak for…
Since I’ve started trying to eat a low sodium diet (January 2010), I’ve encountered some of the same complications I’m sure every new dieter encounters around social situations. For me, one of the more exhausting things is fending off the suggestions and recommendations people make when they’re trying to be helpful, but actually have no idea how sodium works. So I’d like to dispel a few myths.