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    I am on a low salt diet. For the life of me, damn near all the food I own is very high in sodium! How the hell do you buy food without all this salt in it?
     
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    stuff that doesn't come in a box or can. a rule of thumb I've heard is to walk around the perimeter of the grocery store and not down the aisles. a lot of the salt you eat comes from the stuff they use to keep the food lasting longer in your cupboard. so watching your salt intake tends to mean cooking more and shopping more often. for real food that you actually have to prepare instead of just sticking in the microwave.

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    I have been on a microwave only diet for about 5 years! Crap!
     
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    cooking from raw ingredients is the best way. IMO the best food to learn to cook first is soup. ANd I recommend squash soup.

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    You need to cook by yourself i.e. buy vegetables, meat, potatoes, pasta or w/e and not pre-made crap.
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    In some places you'll need to wash/boil extra salt off the meat before consumption. The Man brainwashed the people into liking it, or something.
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    Have fun eating bland food lol

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    Substitute it with sugar.
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    You go to the store and buy the low sodium variety of your favorite things.

    How the hell do I eat less gluten?

    You go to the store and buy the gluten free variety of your favorite things.

    How the hell do I eat less fat?

    You go to the store and buy the fat free variety of your favorite things.

    Srsly guys... You're over thinking it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saberstorm View Post
    I am on a low salt diet. For the life of me, damn near all the food I own is very high in sodium! How the hell do you buy food without all this salt in it?
    Be careful when you eat out. For example, a Schlotsky's Original sandwich has 2560 mg of sodium. As you probably know, the maximum recommended daily intake is 2300. 1500 is considered adequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWC3 View Post
    You go to the store and buy the low sodium variety of your favorite things.

    How the hell do I eat less gluten?

    You go to the store and buy the gluten free variety of your favorite things.

    How the hell do I eat less fat?

    You go to the store and buy the fat free variety of your favorite things.

    Srsly guys... You're over thinking it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post
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    You go to the corner and buy the disease free version of your favorite things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lungs View Post
    for real food that you actually have to prepare instead of just sticking in the microwave.
    At the moment I'm cooking dinner using a steam cooker.
    Throwing in a few unpeeled potatoes from the fridge + salmon and frozen veggies from the freezer, setting the timer and then going back to the computer to surf the forum is cooking for the rest of us.

    Food steamers ftw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWC3 View Post
    You go to the corner and buy the disease free version of your favorite things.
    i dunno, seems a little too caveat emptor if y'know what i mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post
    i dunno, seems a little too caveat emptor if y'know what i mean
    *shrugs* Fortune favors the brave.
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    I am going to be stuck eating lettuce, turnips and beets.
     
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    no you aint, tube stroker. chin up. look a t-bone steak is only about 60mg: http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nu...onamount=3.000

    how much are you allotted a day in your diet?

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    ok, meat!

    I do not know my allotment.
     
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    then why are you on a low sodium diet? did your doctor recommend it? but not tell you how much?

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    He gave only brief instructions. Basically he said to lower my blood pressure or it is lifetime pills for me.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saberstorm View Post
    He gave only brief instructions. Basically he said to lower my blood pressure or it is lifetime pills for me.
    Yeah, for early stages!
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    By eating more sugar?
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Park View Post
    By eating more sugar?
    That's what I said, but he doesn't listen!
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    When cooking, instead of seasoning with salt, maybe try seasoning with herbs that are reported to assist in lowering blood pressure like garlic, oregano, saffron, fennel, basil, and black pepper.
    Though I don't see what's wrong with a little salt.

    Also, supplementing with CoQ10(Ubiquinone)/Ubiquinol -- preferably Ubiquinol as it is more readily used by the body -- has been proven to help treat hypertension pretty significantly. It's totally safe and I've tried it myself for other purposes.
    > http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7752851
    > http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/herb...pertension.htm
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    Just avoid foods rich in salt and stick to veggies, unprocessed/minimally processed foods. That question is really dumb and it seems you're suffering from enforced ignorance besides high blood pressure.

    That said, I'm going to make myself popcorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saberstorm View Post
    I am on a low salt diet. For the life of me, damn near all the food I own is very high in sodium! How the hell do you buy food without all this salt in it?
    Easy, cook & prepare your own meals. Skip on the salt. Fresh meat, fruit, eggs and veggies. Yum. You can do it.
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    Ok, I simply wanted sympathy. This sucks. Thanks for the advice everyone!
     
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    Lol and he didn't recommend exercise? Get exercise in some fashion 3x45 mins a week or just go for walks everyday for 30 minutes. If you have an office job get a treadmill desk or standup desk. Herbs/spice don't have salt if they are the pure herb/spice. Watch out for spice blends they are usually loaded down with salt to cut costs. Don't eat fast food. What others said about soups being easy is true: especially with any of these:slow cooker, high speed blender, food processor. Other supplements:fish oil. get liquid carlsons and take 1 tsp a day its the most efficient fish oil. Don't smoke, don't get wasted, sleep right, shed pounds. /end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saberstorm View Post
    Ok, I simply wanted sympathy. This sucks. Thanks for the advice everyone!
    Hugs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Park View Post
    Hugs?
    I am a total cuddle-bug! Sure!
     
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    I agree with the advice given already to stop eating pre-packaged pre-cooked meals and restaurant food. Salt is a great preservative, so whenever you are looking at pre-packaged food, there is going to be a lot of sodium in there. Monosodium glutamate is another huge source of sodium that is so ubiquitous. I make it a point to stay away from MSG for other reasons, so I've been reading labels (especially since i'm on an asian food craze lately), and it's just EVERYWHERE.

    You really dont have to relegate yourself to eating bland food. There are lots of spices out there... just use them liberally and soon you'll even forget that salt is in your cupboard! I myself like strong flavors so i go heavy on the ginger, garlic, onions, hot pepper, sometimes cumin (if i'm desiring indian/middle eastern flavor), sometimes sesame oil (if chinese/korean/japanese flavor is wanted). I end up not using much salt in my cooking at all (just by accident, i'm not purposely avoiding it). Well, I do sometimes use soy sauce (which is quite salty), but you can really do without the soy sauce, and there are low-sodium soy sauces out there as well. Often i regret putting in the soy sauce anyway.

    You can also use mirin, rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar, etc for flavor. There is so much more to good taste than salt!
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    Listen to my dual, Saber.

    Fen and WA will cure you up in no time.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Less salt is just one of those code names for "Hey! BRING ON THE SALT!" Ask any professional dietician.

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    Oh... p.s. slight point on the suggestions to increase sugar intake... sugar actually makes you crave salt, and vice versa (sweet and salty go really well together), so dont overdo the sugar either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkaholicsAnon View Post
    Oh... p.s. slight point on the suggestions to increase sugar intake... sugar actually makes you crave salt, and vice versa (sweet and salty go really well together), so dont overdo the sugar either.
    So you thought it was a serious suggestion?

    Really?
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    Make a big salad with fruit, veggies, nuts, meat, oil, vinegar and spices. Omg so good.
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    Food generally taste better properly seasoned, and salt is one of the basic seasonings. You're better off being on pills imo...^_^

    Other option is to eat less in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pa3s View Post
    So you thought it was a serious suggestion?
    She considered the POSSIBILITY of him taking it seriously. She's , that's what they do.






    Let's recap: What do types do? They are crazy, that's what they do.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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