ROTATION DIET AND GUIDELINES TO MAKE SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO MAINTENANCE: AVOID EXCESS SALT
A bowl of onion soup, a couple of tablespoons of blue cheese dressing, a couple of pickles to go with a salami sandwich, and you will be a few pounds heavier tomorrow morning.
Don't cook with salt - add it to taste at the table. And learn to use herbs and spices as I suggest in my many recipes.
Here is a list of foods high in sodium. Eliminate those that have no nutritional value and eat those that do in moderation. For example, be moderate in your consumption of most cheeses. They are an important source of calcium, but they also tend to be high in sodium. Avoid foods that contain not much more than just sodium and fat (for example, bacon and sausage) and prepare the foods that appear in this list, which are normally nutritious foods, without the salt that has been used in the noted method of preparation (for example, beef and fish are normally nutritious foods, but corned beef and smoked fish are prepared with excess salt).
Anchovies and anchovy paste bacon
Baked beans with pork
Beef, corned, dried
Bouillon cubes (except low sodium;
Check label) canned vegetables catsup in large quantities celery salt (celery seed is fine) cereals (check label; the best ones will
Have less than 250 milligrams per serving)
Cheese (blue, cheddar, processed)
Codfish, smoked and salted
Corn, popped with salt added (okay plain)
Crackers, soda type
Peanuts, salted pickles
Potato chips and other similarly
Salted snack foods processed luncheon meats pretzels, salted sauerkraut sausage, frankfurters soups, canned
Soy sauce (1 teaspoon of soy sauce has about 285 milligrams of sodium; 1 teaspoon of salt has 2000 milligrams of sodium)
TV dinners (check labels)
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