The Low Sodium Lifestyle

This is our low sodium lifestyle blog. I like to share my thoughts and lifestyle with everyone and hear what you you have to say about it. Our commenting section is a great place to communicate with others on the site, ask questions, share ideas and recipes.

Who Do You Trust?

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´╗┐Now that we are heading into the last holiday weekend of the summer I can recall seeing numerous posts on groups and questions directly to me about eating safely at summer events such as picnics, festivals, cook-outs etc. I am inclined to asked "Who Do You Trust?You are going to a friends house, or on vacation away from your norm. People may come up to you with a plate and say, "Oh you have to try this, Aunt Betty made it and it's delicious! Or perhaps you are at a vacation spot and go to get some food at a local market that you have never been in, or a restaurant who says they can do LOSO for you, but are unproven. It can be down right scary to eat. You may even be at home and have the same scenario arise. We are faced with a decision, stay home and...
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The Essential LOSO Pantry Part 2 (Your Pantry)

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In part one of my Pantry series, I shared with you the basics of what I like in my pantry. Then I asked you what you like in your pantry, and WOW!! I got awesome responses! This diet is definitely "different strokes for different folks" and that is awesome. In part 2 I would like to share with you some of what my friends have shared with us as part of their "go-to" pantry for LOSO living.Kristin Reeves writes:"I keep a lot of Mrs.Dash seasoning blends on hand. Pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder are a must. I also have no salt added tomato sauce (Kroger brand) and tomatoes (Hunts) available."Charlotte Cunningham adds to her pantry"No salt kidney beansNo salt canned cornNo salt canned green beansNo salt RotelFrozen mixed vegetables, broccoli and/ or spinachUnsalted crackersApplesauceFresh applesGarlic and onion powderWhile Joann Principato has a favorite"I buy a lot of Mrs Dash Teriyaki...
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The Essential LOSO Pantry Part 1 (My Pantry)

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Part 1 is all about my basic pantry includes, Part 2, I ask you to comment below and add what your pantry "go-to's" are and why, I will then add them into the second part and give you a shout out.When I first started my LOSO journey I learned as much as I could about what foods I could have and which were off limits. Then I started cooking everything from scratch to make sure I was strictly following my doctor's sodium guidelines. It was educational for sure. One thing I learned was, I was still working a 40 + hour work week and cooking everything from scratch just wasn't feasible. I still take the time on weekends to cook from scratch but I needed a way to eat great tasting food during weekdays that could be made quicker and easier. So as I starting to change my way of thinking...
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How Does Your LOSO Garden Grow?

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After I adapted to a LOSO diet and removed the flavor mash called salt from my foods, I learned one thing. Nothing tastes better then "Farm to Table" foods. I always liked to grow a garden, although it was small and without thought I satisfied my somewhat green thumb. Then starting on my LOSO journey I had to ditch the canned veggies and go to frozen to avoid the sodium. I was amazed at the taste difference I didn't know existed. Then going from frozen to fresh was an even bigger revelation. Besides my new love of fresh fruits and veggies also came the idea that we (the LOSO community) as a whole use a lot of spices to boost flavor and compensate for lack of salt. Lets add to this, spices are very expensive. So with the idea of farm to table in mind I decided to build a garden that...
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The New Normal????????

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So here we are now, almost 2 months into this quarantine. The one new phrase that has come from this that I actually do hate is the term "New Normal". Just by definition we better hope this isn't correct. We are all hoping that our current world is just temporary. A "new normal" suggests very long term. So we need to stop using that reference. Sorry I had to get that off my chest!   When we have an honest life altering event such as what brings us to the need of a LOSO or medically necessary diet for basically the rest of our lives, that is a "new normal" and will require large changes and constant monitoring. What this Pandemic did for us LOSO folks was make us aware of were stand in the Food Supply Chain Cycle. But, after what we went through at some point to need a...
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