March 8, 2004

Five Hours Into the Day - 70% Sodium

POST #    820

I've been up for about five hours, and I've been snacking furiously on some sourdough hard pretzels. One serving, which is one pretzel, accounts for 10% of your daily allowance of sodium. I've had at least seven. All this before eating lunch or dinner. Not a good sign, especially when your lunch plans are McDonalds and you want to eat pizza for dinner. And people wonder why people in this country are getting fatter. Despite the pretzels being fat free, I think I'm skewing the statistical data towards fat. At least I'm drinking a lot of water so my mouth won't resemble sandpaper in the afternoon. Stupid addictive pretzels. I blame it on them, not my brain for its lack of control.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 11:44 AM



"...and you want to eat dinner for pizza."

The salt intake appears to have affected your mind.

Posted by: joe s at March 8, 2004 12:51 PM

oops. i guess the brain does need water.

Posted by: tien at March 8, 2004 1:34 PM

By God, Tien, don't do it to yourself. Over the past 5 years, I've been on a special diet that requires the monitoring of sodium intake. You don't want to be in this hell. And let me tell you, it is nearly impossible to not go over the daly allowance if you:

1. eat outside of your house ever.
2. eat anything that is not made fresh daily.
3. eat food that tastes like something besides oxygen.

Just put down the label and eat the friggin' pretzels. Then go to McDonalds and eat a meal (one Bic Mac has 150% of your daily allowance by itself) and eat your pizza (you don't want to know...). Live life and don't ask questions.

Oh, and sodium won't make you fat, but drinking lots of water along with lots of sodium will likely cause water retention, thereby making you fat by proxy. Sucks.

Posted by: Maine at March 8, 2004 2:50 PM

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