Have you had dinner yet? What did you have?
Mr LED and I were both feeling bad (we’re both in really high salt diets) and Little LED spent all day in the sun, so I made the saltiest dinner I could think up.
Ham steak, corn on the cob, and vegetable soup!
I had sauteed mushrooms and onions. It was really good. I should make it again.
I haven’t had dinner yet but it’s too hot to cook anything so I’ll make my favorite sandwich with toasted bread, melted cheddar cheese, fresh sliced tomatoes and avocado.
Grilled chicken with teriyaki glaze, Brussels sprouts, squash and mushrooms. Not to shabby
Haha. My usual. Brown rice and black beans with beef broth and a bit of salt. It’s in the pressure cooker now.
shrimp , no sides just shrimp and a sauce, i cooked it while hungry in the heat
Wow @LED. I’ve never heard of a diet that recommends lots of salt.
My diet has me watching my sodium intake carefully after my blood pressure was too high.
Voilà! I present to you my sandwich!
I have POTS and neurocardiogenic syncope. Both are forms of dysautonomia. They cause me to need more water and more electrolytes than the average person because we don’t have as much blood volume as we should.
My doctor has me take 3 grams of sodium chloride in pill form each day and I’m supposed to get another 5,000mg from my diet every day.
How does all that salt affect your blood pressure?
Keeps me from passing out as often. I’m on a steroid, fludrocortisone, to raise my blood pressure.
Mmmmm. I love toasted tomato sandwiches. Bet it would be amazing with avocado. I don’t know about cheddar, though. Maybe provolone.
Well, I learned something new today.
Yeah um I’m suppose to be on some low salt diet for my blood pressure too. How hard is it? I wont follow it cause I think it’s too difficult to follow. You cant eat out you have to cook everything.
Well, I’m not following my diet perfectly. All I can say is that it is a low-salt diet, not a no-salt diet. My nutritionist has me on a diet called the DASH diet. It is a low-salt diet that helps you lose weight and possibly lower blood pressure. It allows a lot of varied food; basically it recommends lots of fruit and vegetables, dairy, protein, and pasta.
But you have to cook yourself and you cheat if you eat out?
I think if you look at the menu before you go out and make informed decisions it wouldn’t be awful as long as it wasn’t too often. Portion control will likely need to be a big part of it, though.
If you’re in a restaurant you might be able to request the cook to make your order with no-salt or at least, low-salt. Plus, you may try out different restaurants and find one that you like that makes meals or dishes you like with low sodium. Once you learn what restaurants serve healthy food you like you can make that your regular place to go. And if you are on a low-sodium diet it may be best to avoid fast food restaurants.