Sodium Reduction for Weight Loss

salad_168813101Are you wanting to lose weight but are having trouble losing those extra pounds? You may have bloating and fluid accumulation due to too much salt intake.

Sodium (salt) is one of the body’s essential major minerals and helps to regulate the cell’s water balance. Water tends to accumulate in areas where sodium collects. Unfortunately, it’s easy to take in too much salt through our diets and end up with unwanted bloat.

Fast foods such as hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, pizza and tacos are full of salt and saturated fats. Common processed foods such as soups, potato chips, olives, pickles, salad dressings and ketchup are also heavily laden with salt. We can also add too much salt when preparing food at home.

To help shed unwanted pounds and improve your health, try to limit your salt intake. Be sure to read the labels before you buy bottled, canned or frozen food. Don’t buy a product if salt is listed as a main ingredient. Instead buy prepared foods with no added salt or reduced salt

For flavoring, use garlic, basil, oregano and other herbs to intensify the taste of healthy fresh vegetables, whole grains and meats. Substitute potassium-based products, such as Morton’s Salt Substitute. Use powdered seaweed such as kelp or nori to season vegetables, grains and salads. Tamari low-salt soy sauce and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos are delicious when used as salt substitutes in cooking. Love, Dr. Susan

About the Author

Best selling author and national speaker Dr. Susan has sold over 2 million books on health & wellness. She has appeared on numerous national and regional radio and television shows and has been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. She has Served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine and taught in their Division of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Richards became an ordained Christian minister in 2009 and, within a year, she began doing hospital ministry in the ICU's, critical care and rehabilitation units in the San Francisco area community three times a week. Her ministry is based on the supernatural healing power of God and Jesus Christ and she has seen many miraculous healings of seriously ill patients. The ministry receives over 20,000 prayer requests for healing each week which are answered by their faithful and devoted prayer team. She is currently developing the first Medical and Health Ministry Training Program of Supernatural Healing in the United States. Her medical ministry is at

  • i3iteme72 says:

    Thanks for this post – I am starting a 50lbs weight loss journey (which can take as much time as it needs). However, I know for a fact I have a HIGH sodium intake, and according to MyFitnessPal it is proving to be correct. I will take this in to consideration as I plan my next meals and what not. thanks!

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