I am definitely not in health care, though from constant dieting over the years I sometimes feel like I can parrot all the nutritional information, even if I am not good at following it on my own.
With that being said... I actually thought all the IP food was extremely low in sodium as compared to an average diet? Is that incorrect? I understand the proteins are highly processed, but I don't think processed, in this case, equates to high sodium. In fact, I get headaches more now which I attribute to my lack of sodium... at least causally as ensuring salt in my lunch and dinner seems to alleviate the issue. Sodium is a necessary component for health - and I would be interested to know if your sodium intake is actually LESS than your sister's restricted diet due to the lack of "other" processed foods. If I am tracking religiously in myfitnesspal.com, I can see that I am far from hitting the recommended % of sodium of a normal adult.
Goal 1, 10% Loss: Complete 7/29/2013
Goal 2, 199:
Goal 3, 165:
Started IP 6/20/2013 WI1: 11.4#; WI2: 4.8#; WI3: 2.8#; WI4: 4.4#;WI5: 3.2#;WI6: .4#;