Sodium causes the body to retain water, and drinking enough water flushes the sodium out. This has nothing to do with fat, however, and what you want to lose is the fat.
There is nothing wrong with sodium for most people, unless they already have high blood pressure or other health issues. Don't let this distract you from your food plan. Yes, it makes sense to eat foods that don't contain a lot of added sodium--and Lean Cuisines do have sodium in them, but not a terrifically high amount. You can get as much sodium from 1 piece of pizza, I believe, as from a Lean Cuisine dinner.
Just make sure that you are drinking enough water--not too much, just enough. Try for 8 to 10 8-oz. glasses a day. Some people count other beverages as well, and some don't.
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Last edited by JayEll : 11-25-2007 at 10:06 AM.