Well i've decided to make friday the day i sit down and plan out menu's, go over how the last week went and see if i need to do any tweaking!! It's o.k. i'm kind of a freak at the best of times ;)
So the thing i was looking at was sodium. Now i know i have high blood pressure although the dr is pretty sure it's hereditary. I'm already on a diuretic plus another medication for it and it is always right on where it should be when i go to the dr but i figure i really should be watching this. I didn't even know the numbers i should be looking for. So i looked it up and as far as i could find you should try to stick to under 2,400 mg/day.
I went back to check a few days in the last week or so and yep i've gone over that a few days. I don't use salt a lot but some of the foods i use have a lot in them.
hearty vegetable soup where i work-930 mg!!!!!
butterball turkey pepperoni-230 mg
low carb pita-480 mg wowsa's
7g of hormel bacon bits which is like a tsp 240 mg
lean cuisine ravioli which i'm taking for dinner tonight has 580
the ham that i love because it's only 60 cals for 3 slices has 310 mg
I've decided to keep track of my sodium and just see if eating a bit less makes a difference over a weeks time! Now i realize any one is way under 2,400 but after you add it all in a day it sure adds up and that's without using a salt shaker!!
I'll definitely post back in a couple of weeks and see how it's going.
Do you watch your sodium??