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Old 03-28-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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Question Sodium!

Oh, goodness. I've been asking questions like it's my job lately, but I'm starting to realize that there is more to healthy eating than just calories in, calories out. My question is on sodium intake. I did a calculator thing that said that at my height, weight, and caloric intake, I should be consuming 2400 mg or less of Sodium per day. I eat A LOT more than that, and I'm trying to get a handle on it and read all the labels before I go and put something in my mouth. That said, I know that lots of sodium causes fluid retention, which is something I just cannot handle as I'm already a tad obsessive about the scale. I know I can drink plenty of water to flush it out, as long as I don't drink too much, but how much water would it take to make up for, say, 500 mg of excess sodium? Is that even possible, or should I just chalk it up to learning sometimes and be more careful the next day? Thanks!
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