View Full Version : Sodium

07-03-2001, 06:20 AM
Ok.. I know I eat a good diet right now for the most part.. good protein intake, low carbs, and good fat, lots of water..

the one place I may be hurting myself is with sodium intake... I like salty foods...Will this make me retain a lot of water.. and if so, how much water weight might I stand to lose by cutting my sodium?

What is the maximum level of sodium in take someone should have in a day?

07-03-2001, 11:10 AM
why low carbs? are you cutting?

07-03-2001, 12:01 PM
yes, i am cutting.. and i guess low is a relative term

07-03-2001, 04:48 PM
Sodium causes an increase in blood pressure.Having high blood pressure prevents you from giving the 100% of your efforts in your workout.(which doesn't mean that having very low b.p levels aids in a better workout as it makes you feel "light".The optimum is somewhere in the middle)
It also causes bloating from water retention and makes you look unvascular.
However it can be useful for bb's in their effort to water deplete before a competition.It's a good but not easy technique to avoid chemical and dangerous diuretics.(as the killer Lasix)

07-03-2001, 04:55 PM
I believe the recommended amount of sodium is 2g/day. Check that out though, I could be wrong.

07-04-2001, 08:37 AM
Actually,based on a 2000 calories-diet it's 2,4g/day.