Part of my treatment is that I eat a low sodium diet. I’m limited to 2,000mg or less daily. Harder than it looks… trust me. Going out to eat is nearly impossible but every now and then it has to happen. To give you an example here is a day at home.
english muffin 160mg, egg 80mg, slice of cheddar 180mg, coffee with milk 60mg
sodium free bread 0mg, 4oz turkey 110mg, lettuce* 0mg, 1tsp mustard 45mg, yogurt 80mg
skinny pop 85mg
chicken breast 4oz 75mg, fresh green beans* 0mg, mashed potatoes* unsalted butter and no added salt (0mg)
2 glasses red wine 14mg
*these fruits and veggies do have some natural sodium but it so low it doesn’t really make a difference in my diet unless I’m eating HUGE amounts
Total 886mg when at home!
Out and about can be harder. Here are some of my favorite fast food stop for low sodium options.
I have two kiddos so McDonalds just happens every now and then.
One of my go to healthy choices when I’m out is fish tacos but here is the catch!
I was at one of my favorite restaurant here in the KC area. I asked our waiter if I could have corn tortilla’s instead of flour. He asked, “Are you gluten free?”. I said, “No but I watch my sodium very carefully and corn tortillas instead of flour make a huge difference.” He understood, got me corn tortillas and asked about every single thing that would come on my tacos to make sure that they were ok for me. I was so pleased. When I alter food in restaurants I usually feel like a pain in the butt and that someone will spit in my food for being so difficult. He totally embraced my concerns and hooked me up! So for that I’d like to say, “Thank you, waiter!”
Courage, dear heart. ~C.S. Lewis