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10/23/18 1:31 P

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thank you all for all the advice and welcoming me back! I am so excited to know the more I cut back the more water I lose and then more weight I will lose...definitely starting today at dinner! Have a great day!

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BROWNEYES0806's Photo BROWNEYES0806 Posts: 91
10/23/18 1:28 P

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Thank you I have never tried that kind. I will check it out. Congrats on being off meds for bp. that is awesome :)

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10/23/18 6:38 A

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Welcome back!
I also use Morton Lite Salt. Nevertheless, I started cutting back gradually on the sodium and using other herbs and seasoning. My taste buds eventually adjusted to the low salt diet. My BP is under control without meds.

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TAPESTRIES Posts: 123
10/22/18 8:21 P

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I use Morton Lite Salt. But, you might want to try cutting down on salt first. Salting food before tasting it is a habit, but it isn't hard to break that habit.

My husband was a saltaholic until he was diagnosed with HBP. He used to put salt on a pepperoni pizza, even grilled cheese sandwiches.

I convinced him to taste his food before salting it, then put a little on, taste it again. He found it easier to cut back that way, than to go cold turkey.

I also cook with very little salt, I don't really like salty foods (I also used to have HBP), so I season to my taste, and he adds a little Lite Salt.

One advantage to using less salt is that there's less water retention. You might see a quick drop in weight when you start using less salt. That was an incentive for me.

I have a problem dining out - most of the food is much too salty for my taste.

When you're cooking, try using more seasonings, there are lots of salt-free seasonings & seasoning mixes available. Salt food at the end of cooking, not at every stage. I've seen some professional chefs on TV who salt every ingredient as it's added to a recipe. That's just not necessary.

As you cut back on salt, you'll find your tastes change.

P.S. If you like to use Seasoned Salt, Lawry's makes a 25% less sodium version. It's very good, and is almost identical to the original version.

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10/22/18 5:51 P

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10/22/18 2:39 P

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Hi, I am a NEW (but old Sparker) who is starting back up again. I wanted to say hi and that I really hope I can stick with it. I have failed so many times. I have a question if anyone can share their preferences ... I am a saltaholic and need to find a salt alternative that actually tastes like salt...anyone???

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