Eight Months Down The Low Sodium Line #lowsodium

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.

A shopping list

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…

Four Myths About a Low-Sodium Diet

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.