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Year 2 Start – Low Sodium Living in NYC

Three years and over sixty pounds ago, I rocked up to New York City on the chilly, bright morning of January 14th. Over the course of the next three years I got a trainer, learned how to work out, and started my first successful campaign against an unhealthy body – my own Battle of the Bulge… Continue reading

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Eight Months Down The Low Sodium Line #lowsodium

As the first eight months of my low sodium lifestyle draw to a close, progress has been made – but there’s still plenty of distance to cover. A few weeks ago, my doctor agreed that I’d made enough progress that the medication I’d been taking on a daily basis could be retired from my daily schedule. Now what? Sometimes following the same routine – the careful regimen that I established in support of all those healthy habits – becomes difficult or impossible, because the demands of life take over. What I’m trying to do now is search for new, innovative ways to make sticking with my healthier habits fit my lifestyle. Continue reading

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Low Sodium Pizza Crust Recipe

I promised to share my grandmother’s pizza recipe with a friend who’s trying to lose weight and lower their blood pressure, so here is the salt-free version of my grandmother’s excellent pizza dough recipe. Continue reading

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Four Myths About a Low-Sodium Diet

Since I’ve started trying to eat a low sodium diet (January 2010), I’ve encountered some of the same complications I’m sure every new dieter encounters around social situations. For me, one of the more exhausting things is fending off the suggestions and recommendations people make when they’re trying to be helpful, but actually have no idea how sodium works. So I’d like to dispel a few myths. Continue reading

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Small Portions, Big Results?

The thing I keep reminding myself is that at the end of the day, I want to know what lots of things taste like, and that’s part of why I like food so much. But once I’ve tasted something, it’s enough – I can relax and not worry too much about finishing all of it that’s left on the plate. Continue reading

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