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sexy2002svt
01-27-2006, 10:54 AM
Ok, i just got back from my doctors, and they say that i have slightly high blood pressure, especially for my age (22). Not sure of the exact readings, but that's not really important here.

So what she told me is to try to eat foods that are low in salts, and she gave me a target to try to not exceed daily (2000mg). I wouldn't think that was necisarrily bad, but i have just recently started to bulk, so i am eating alot more than i used to, and i have never paid attention to how much salt intake i was getting. I was just paying attention to calories and protien.

Basically what i am asking for here is a list of some foods that are both low in salts and high in calories and protien. As i said before, i have never paid attention to the amount of salt i was ingesting, so i have no idea how much my regular diet had/has in it. Also, i am trying to bulk, and at my current weight, my target caloric intake is 4500mg per day. And my target protien intake is about 180.

So i have no idea if the foods that i "should" be eating right now (while trying to bulk), like chicken, and lean meats already basically fit into what i'm looking for, or if i need to change my diet completley. Any help is greatly appreciated,

chris

getfit
01-27-2006, 11:30 AM
i found this for you might want to have a look

http://www.gicare.com/pated/edtot43.htm

sexy2002svt
01-27-2006, 12:27 PM
ok thanks, that does help.

sexy2002svt
01-29-2006, 09:46 AM
anyone else have any suggestions? I'm trying to have as wide of a variety of food to eat as i can

Spartacus
01-29-2006, 06:42 PM
more important than watching sodium is to ensure you get enough potassium to balance the sodium, and drink enough water. the main thing isn't to avoid all sodium, just the really high sodium foods, which are mostly processed foods or fast foods. a little salt on your eggs is just fine.

waynis
01-29-2006, 07:44 PM
more important than watching sodium is to ensure you get enough potassium to balance the sodium, and drink enough water. the main thing isn't to avoid all sodium, just the really high sodium foods, which are mostly processed foods or fast foods. a little salt on your eggs is just fine.

great post. I was going to say the same thing. Make sure you stay hydrated as exercise is gonna deplete a lot of sodium/potassium. You may want to supplement with more potassium or put in more bananas, potatoes, which are higher in potassium. Talk to your dr. about sodium intake after exercise.

Hopefully by working out your blood pressure will be eventually under controll and won't need medication in the future. What is your body fat level or what is your weight and height?

sexy2002svt
01-29-2006, 08:35 PM
^^ok, i'll try to look out for more potassium in my diet. And i do drink a lot of water while i'm at work, so i think i'm ok there.

Not sure about my body fat level, but i am 6' 1" and 184 last time i weighed myself.

waynis
01-30-2006, 11:16 AM
Not sure about my body fat level, but i am 6' 1" and 184 last time i weighed myself.

You don't sound over weight so just keep working out, increasing lean body mass and strengthen your heart. Clean up your diet if you haven't and bp should come down. Also avoid lifts over your head if you haven't already done so.

malkore
01-31-2006, 01:28 PM
avoid processed foods, and diet sodas. I've found that on clean diet, sodium and fat intake aren't high at all...hence many 'fitness enthusiasts' need to consume EFA caps and flaxseed oil, peanut butter.

I have seen a Hungry Man dinner that had 1900mg of sodium. Processed foods are the devil!

rk77
01-31-2006, 01:35 PM
whats wrong w diet soda?

waynis
01-31-2006, 07:23 PM
whats wrong w diet soda?

Empty calories.

Built
01-31-2006, 07:28 PM
More like empty non-calories. With sodium.

Ruffian
01-31-2006, 07:49 PM
nOt to mention it tastes like cr*p!

Plus aspartame is a proven carcinogen (but it seems like, 3/4 of everything you eat/touch is nowadays)

rk77
01-31-2006, 09:02 PM
diet soda has zero calories and like 35 mg sodium which is next to nothing

Built
01-31-2006, 09:06 PM
There we go.

Empty non-calories! With a trace of sodium!

waynis
02-01-2006, 10:14 AM
More like empty non-calories.

That's what I ment .. haha thanks :thumbup:

rk77
02-01-2006, 11:02 AM
its a helluva lot better then the real HFCS soda thats for sure. Sometimes water just dosent cut it. I mostly use it with liquor. I like to drink so the next best thing to do is use liquor or light beer. Im not advocating downing a 2 liter with lunch but 1-2 cans isnt gonna hurt anyone.

sexy2002svt
02-01-2006, 12:31 PM
man, i used to eat hungry men meals and fast food like every day......i guess that has to change now...

ddegroff
02-01-2006, 01:47 PM
man, i used to eat hungry men meals and fast food like every day......i guess that has to change now...


You can almost get your daily fat intake from one of those hungrey mans. Yeah i would say its time to change... enjoy the cottage cheese.

sexy2002svt
02-04-2006, 10:36 AM
^^man, i didn't know they were that bad! mmmmmmmmm cottage cheese...........

tigo
02-06-2006, 11:27 AM
hungry man is so good.
too bad if i ate one i'd have to fast the rest of the day...

TechMetalMan
02-08-2006, 04:52 PM
Yeah I would say watch the frozen foods.

I eat a lot of frozen foods that are high in protein/low in fat for convenience---but that comes with a lot sodium intake.