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Re: What's for breakfast/lunch/supper?
« Reply #950 on: February 09, 2018, 09:26:07 pm »
Breakfast at work was a bagel, and dinner was a meatball sandwich.


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Re: What's for breakfast/lunch/supper?
« Reply #951 on: May 11, 2019, 12:27:32 pm »
I'm beginning to teach myself to be more careful about what I'm eating for breakfast, lunch, and supper. I've been a label reader for many years now, paying particular attention to fat and cholesterol, but I've learned through having this damn cold that's now been plaguing me for almost two weeks that my blood pressure is running high. I'm beginning to pay attention to sodium content in foods, along with watching the fat and cholesterol.

This is merely the beginning. I expect that at some point I will ask for a referral to a dietitian or some such specialist for advice; I'm thinking if I know I should have no more than "x" milligrams of salt in my diet a day, I can work with a number. Just being told to reduce the salt in my diet would not be particularly helpful to me.

Shredded wheat cereal has no sodium in it.  ;D

Incidentally, when I saw a doctor about my cold, I asked him if stress can contribute to hypertension, and he said yes. Then when I saw the nurse practitioner, she asked me if I was under a lot of stress, because stress can contribute to hypertension. So I guess stress can contribute to high blood pressure.  :laugh:

Illness can also raise blood pressure.
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Re: What's for breakfast/lunch/supper?
« Reply #952 on: May 11, 2019, 04:29:51 pm »
I have had high blood pressure for about 20 years and take 2 tablets every morning. It started when I was stressed at work and when I retired,  I told my doctor I could stop taking the tablets and she said "No way". I know it goes up if I am stressed. My last visit to the doctor was to have my test to renew my driver's licence at age 75 and it was up. It was also the week before I had my hernia op. It was up for the operation but no medical person seemed very worried. I do not use salt when cooking (except a pinch when boiling pasta) and never add it to my meals. I find pepper is just as good for adding taste.
I also take a tablet for high cholesterol before going to bed and always buy low fat milk. I use soy milk on my cereal. But my mother had high cholesterol and lived to 97.
Now I find I am pre-diabetic. I stopped putting sugar in my coffee (that was hard) and on my cereal. I have alwasys had a cereal which is low on salt and sugar. Weetbix are made by the 7th Day Adventist church and are the most popular cereal in both Australia and NZ.
My sugar has not gone down but at least it has not gone up, it is just slightly over the number to be concerned. I do have a sweet tooth and like to have cakes and tarts when I buy coffee out and a piece of cake with my morning and afternoon coffee at home.
At age 75, I do not care if I go tomorrow although I no longer believe in an afterlife but I do not want to be like my mother at age 97, on 24 hour oxygen and relying (mainly on my sister) to care for her.

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Re: What's for breakfast/lunch/supper?
« Reply #953 on: May 11, 2019, 10:30:22 pm »
It can be hard to monitor sodium, it seems to be in everything.

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Lately, I've started to watch my intake as well.  I've been snacking on unsalted popcorn, unsalted sunflower seeds and unsalted peanuts.

I've also started to drink diet cranberry juice and Bubly seltzer water, no sodium in either of those.


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'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: What's for breakfast/lunch/supper?
« Reply #954 on: May 17, 2019, 08:58:08 am »
How is it possible for there to be 150 mg of sodium in one slice of bread? ???  One slice of bread!  >:(

And this is whole wheat bread, which is supposed to be good for you. So the bread is good for you for the whole grains and the fiber, but it's bad for you because of the sodium. Is that ironic, or what?  >:(
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Re: What's for breakfast/lunch/supper?
« Reply #955 on: May 17, 2019, 10:06:40 am »
Is this commercial sliced bread, such as Orowheat? Yes, they can have a lot of salt. Apparently, it's a stabilizer, or retards spoiling, or something like that. I look for locally baked breads and am starting to use bread alternatives, such as tortillas or pita.
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Re: What's for breakfast/lunch/supper?
« Reply #956 on: May 17, 2019, 01:22:26 pm »
Is this commercial sliced bread, such as Orowheat? Yes, they can have a lot of salt. Apparently, it's a stabilizer, or retards spoiling, or something like that. I look for locally baked breads and am starting to use bread alternatives, such as tortillas or pita.

Tortillas and pitas wouldn't really work for me. I don't eat sandwiches except once in a while. I use bread primarily as toast for breakfast, again, not every day, or a single slice with dinner. At least with commercial bread, assuming the package labels are accurate, you know what you're getting per serving.

At least it's fun to search for low(er) sodium food items. My dad will be surprised to learn that "no salt added" ketchup is a thing (he didn't think it was). I haven't tried it yet, because I'm cheap: I refuse to not finish the open bottle of ketchup that I have in my refrigerator before I open the "no salt added" bottle.
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