Aug 30, 2010

Health stuff

I am getting so close to my first mini-goal (20 lbs lost) on my weight-loss plan that I find myself adding a few more things to get healthy. I am trying (ONCE AGAIN) to cut out caffeine and I am trying to cut back on my sodium intake. I have been using this wonderful site Calorie Counters to track my calories and my nutrition and one thing that I have found is that my sodium intake is really high and it doesn't even count the salt I add later that I didn't write in. I am thinking of buying sodium reduced products and finding others ways to reduce my salt intake.

One side-effect of my cutting back on caffeine is that I have had a headache the last few days. I am trying to switch to herbal teas. I found one mint tea that I really like. I have started filling my coffee perk up with hot water and leaving the water hot so that I can make a tea just as quickly as I used to make a coffee when I have a few moments to relax.


Margaret said...

Good job on the weight loss. When lowering sodium don't use "no salt", it has a bunch of sugar in it (I learned the hard way). I find Mrs. Dash is the best for adding flavour without salt.

Good luck on the caffeine, it can take a bit to get through the withdraw. I hardly have any caffeine, maybe a glass of coke a month if I get a migraine.

Julie said...

I'll have to look into that "Mrs. Dash", as I want to use less salt too.

Congrats on the weight loss. I've been doing good too, and am now down 60 lbs. I still have a long way to go, but it's a start! :)