View Full Version : Salt bad for cutting?

06-07-2004, 09:26 AM
In terms of losing fat...

I know salt retains water, so will make you feel bloated and carry more water, but Is it really bad when cutting down on fat?

the doc
06-07-2004, 11:14 AM
it will effect your weight and may negatively effect blood pressure, but to my knowledge will not effect fat loss

06-07-2004, 05:28 PM
I agree with the doc. It's not going to have any impact on the actual fat loss, just your appearance and blood pressure.

06-08-2004, 03:54 PM
dont do anything drastic by eliminating salt as a whole as it does play an important role in the body.....lots of foods u eat have sodium in it....maybe just try and limit the amount you sprinkle on foods....or add when cooking

06-08-2004, 08:20 PM
sodium intake will increase your water retention. This will have the knockon effect of raising your lean body mass. Hence it may be a little misleading to see 1lb of LBM gained when its just water. Just be aware.

Apart from that and the above mentioned medical issues...its salt. you need it to make your muscles contract. Just have it in moderation.