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    Re: Salt and Soda

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    So, the wife is making me give up salting my food, and cut be back to one Pepsi Maxx per day, on the heals of a little 'incident' I had last week. These are two of my favorite things to consume, as I love salty foods, and nothing is better to me than a cold Pepsi. Anyone else had to make changes like this before? Any tips?
    The salt thing is not too hard to give up. We actually have to look for the salt shaker when friends come over because it is not used at all in our family. Real food taste is much better without the salt.

    Soda is a different issue. You need to find something to replace the soda addiction. I would recommend you replace the Pepsi with sex. If nothing else, I'm guessing your wife will give you a little more leeway on the soda consumption after a couple of weeks on that program.



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    Re: Salt and Soda

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Are you giving up pop/soda because of the sugar or the caffeine? Start drinking diet pop and/or caffeine free and ween yourself down to no pop. I sill have to have 1 diet Pepsi after lunch mainly for the caffeine. Also, if you add some potassium to your diet you don't need to completely cut out sodium (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Condit...29_Article.jsp).

    On a side note (as I don't know what your 'incident' was): I started taking blood pressure meds when I was 30. I'm 45 now and just got off them by reducing sugar, wheat, dairy, fried food and most processed food (I have a few habits I can't totally kick) and eating more whole, fresh fruits and vegetables. Check out http://www.forksoverknives.com/. I don't follow their suggestions religiously but what I do follow has seemed to make a huge difference.

    I debated mentioning the potassium thing. Didn't want to be seen as giving an "out" on the salt thing, but it is something to note.



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    Re: Salt and Soda

    I don't put salt on anything. salt is not a spice imo.


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    Re: Salt and Soda

    Quote Originally Posted by nfrine View Post
    The salt thing is not too hard to give up. We actually have to look for the salt shaker when friends come over because it is not used at all in our family. Real food taste is much better without the salt.

    Soda is a different issue. You need to find something to replace the soda addiction. I would recommend you replace the Pepsi with sex. If nothing else, I'm guessing your wife will give you a little more leeway on the soda consumption after a couple of weeks on that program.
    We are 5 weeks out from our due date. That avenue of release is walled off......



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    Re: Salt and Soda

    just quit drinking soda. The people that drink soda are the same ones that smoke cigs and drive Pontiac Bonevils (sp).

    If you are eating fresh non processed food you don't need salt at all. Fresh food tastes good on its own.


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    Re: Salt and Soda

    As far as pop goes, switch to Iced Tea (unsweet). I did this and dropped ten pounds in a month without changing anything else. Now I think pop is gross with all the sugar, can't even finish a whole can.

    I can't give you advice on foods as I'm terrible at eating healthy and love salty and sweet foods.



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    Re: Salt and Soda

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    Re: Salt and Soda

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    We are 5 weeks out from our due date. That avenue of release is walled off......
    this doesn't stop some people.


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    Re: Salt and Soda

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Well, I was a salt everything kind of guy, pizza, salad, garlic bread, etc etc. She hasn't said I have to give up food made with salt, but no more adding all the extra that I usually like to. Case in point, I love potato salad. Had some for lunch without salt. Gross. My numbers have historically been good, 118 over 68, pulse 72.

    The pop was mainly because of the aspartame which is bad for you I guess? I was drinking on average about 42 oz of Pepsi Maxx a day.

    The other day though, I had kind of a 'panic attack'. Essentially I went from normal to trembling, weak, dizzy, and sweating instantly, I sweat all the way through my work clothes in about 2 minutes in fact. Hence, wife says I have to do all these various things.

    I am not a doctor, but I didn't think that panic attacks had to do with salt. Caffeine, yes I could see that. Unless you actually had a very mild heart attack, based on your BP numbers, I wouldn't be scrambling to cut the salt outside of general health thing.

    It would not be a bad idea to put in a call to your doctor on this one.



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    Re: Salt and Soda

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    just quit drinking soda. The people that drink soda are the same ones that smoke cigs and drive Pontiac Bonevils (sp).

    If you are eating fresh non processed food you don't need salt at all. Fresh food tastes good on its own.
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    Re: Salt and Soda

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    The other day though, I had kind of a 'panic attack'. Essentially I went from normal to trembling, weak, dizzy, and sweating instantly, I sweat all the way through my work clothes in about 2 minutes in fact. Hence, wife says I have to do all these various things.
    Maybe the panic attack is not the salt and pop...let's see...what else could it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    We are 5 weeks out from our due date. That avenue of release is walled off......




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    Re: Salt and Soda

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Maybe the panic attack is not the salt and pop...let's see...what else could it be?




    Haha, never thought about that!



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    Re: Salt and Soda

    You should have been kinder to your mother in the womb, if you didn't give her so much morning sickness, you wouldn't like salt that much.

    I for one was a good baby and I only put salt on my popcorn and nothing else at all. You're welcome mom.



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    Re: Salt and Soda

    I'm still a mild pop drinker and will never give it up completely. One per day or two max. Diet only. I can't stand coffee or tea so that's my one caffeine vice.

    I find the sensible way to reduce the amount of pop I drank is to order water when you go out to eat. Not only healthier, but the restaurant prices for soft drinks are quite a bit of their profit margins.

    Salt I seem to ebb and flow. Need it on eggs and some veggies.

    My SO and I go round and round. Puts in on Apples? Melon? (at least I've heard of that) but just can't wrap my brain around putting salt on a fruit or melon.


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    Re: Salt and Soda

    Eatin' Kohlrabi right now...dipping it in salt....that's right, I'm a badarse.



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