Sodium

newdawnh
on 7/15/15 5:15 pm
VSG on 06/16/15

Question about sodium how much sodium is too much? I have been reading labels and just realized I have been overlooking sodium according to myfitnesspal I have already consumed 1800mg of sodium today 

 

    

Grim_Traveller
on 7/15/15 6:04 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

I was told to get extra, as my BP dropped as I lost weight. I wouldn't worry about extra sodium.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

justpete
on 7/15/15 6:57 pm
VSG on 04/02/13

I think it's an individual thing .. something ot talk to your PCP about.  different conditions or medications will affect where you want to be.  But whatever that amount is, jsut try to keep in that range to avoid swings in blood pressure or water weight.

I find it a good metric to look at though, like if I'm taking in over 2000mg a day ... probably eating too many processed or pre-prepared foods.

 

HW: 407   Final Appointment : 376   Pre-op Diet Start: 367   SW: 350 (Apr2/2013) Add me on MFP

    

        
ElizaM
on 7/16/15 12:24 pm
VSG on 07/24/14

If you're on a low carb diet, and most of us are, you will likely need to supplement your sodium intake. I drink broth and occasionally take electrolyte tablets to make sure I get enough, otherwise I get super woozy and dizzy.

   

32F 5'8" High weight: 432 | Consult weight: 396 | Surgery weight: 335 | Current weight: 170

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