Evidently, sodium runs rampant in most products I enjoy such as soy based proteins and deli meat.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a healthy adult should have no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day. Everyone else (including middle aged peeps and those of us dieting, meaning me) should consume less than 1,500 mg per day.
They also say:
The bottom line? Avoid products with more than 200 mg of sodium per serving. And check the Nutrition Facts label closely for the serving size — and consider how many servings you actually eat.
This little tidbit drove me to pull out the packaged deli meat I'd bought for lunches. 1520 mg in one serving! Holy snikees! That's my entire day's worth of sodium in one entree!
But at least it's an answer to the non-weight-loss question.
As much as I love salt (and sugar and carbs and ...) ... it's just not worth the extra poundage right now. So the deli meat is out of my lunch box and the cottage cheese is back in.
By Thursday the sodium will have left my body and I full expect a good drop in weight.
Despite the gain, I'm still focused and determined today. I feel strong and healthy again. I'm making wise food choices and that makes me feel powerful.
Thursday is going to be a gooooood day!