Living On O2 for Life
Hello to all of my subscribed readers and visitors! I’m so excited that I finally broke the 10,000th view of my blog. I haven’t even been blogging for a whole year yet. Though, the one year anniversary is coming up soon. Yippee!! Not only is that news exciting… Thanksgiving is coming!! Though, if you are Canadian, you’ve already been able to enjoy the holiday. You lucky ducks!
K (my husband) and I have decided to cook our very first Thanksgiving meal just for us. I know, I can’t believe I haven’t done it already for all the years that we’ve been together (25 years). Whoa! I’m not even going to THINK about how long 25 years of being with someone is. Although, it’s pretty darn fabulous. The poor guy. haha!
Seriously now, let’s talk TURKEY! I have to take diuretics which gets rid of excess water from my body. So, eating any extra salt is really a no-no. Booooo! That drags for a LOT of people. However, when I was 10 years old and had my open-heart surgery, my mother got me use to eating less salt. There are only a very few things that I feel that REALLY need salt to make it taste better when I sit down to eat my meal. Some people are hopelessly addicted to salt… like my mother, who will even salt her pizza. So gross! What’s up with that anyway???
There are several ways I try to combat a high sodium diet. I read labels in the grocery store, I use food portion control, and I try not to add a bunch of salt when cooking. I really like Mrs. Dash, especially in scrambled eggs. YUM! Another thing I’m thinking of trying to find is an APP for counting sodium in the everyday food we eat. It would be great to have if we go to a restaurant and that information would be readily available on an APP. Don’t you think?
Here’s a crazy challenge for all of you! Pick one day this month and count the total sodium in the food you eat for that day. You will be surprised at how much sodium you eat. Don’t forget the sodium content in the beverages you drink. IE: soda. Let me know your total and I will post mine!
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