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Day 27

June 26th, 2013 (09:43 pm)

I've noticed some real changes. I don't like much salt any more - not that I ever did, much, I've not added it to eggs or tomato soup for years but now I really notice if I've put "too much" in a soup - which at the moment is the only way to get extra salt, and my salt levels (according to my food counter) is quite low, so I'm trying to think of ways to get extra. someone on twitter suggested beef stock and so I'll get some Oxo cubes or something (I used to love them as a kid, for a drink) and drink those. I bet, though, in these healthy times, they've got a lot less salt in them than they used to.

30 carbs today in spite of being rather munchie - I chomped on meat a lot which helped keep the munchies down. I'm out of celery and cucumber, must go and get some - and some cheese tomorrow. I've got some pork mince, eggs and with the cheese i'm going to attempt to make sausage egg mcmuffins WITHOUT the muffin!  :D

Rang the hospital - got an student nurse who--although she'd been tending to dad and could tell me that he managed to eat something this morning, she didn't know anything else, didn't know whether his pneumonia was better, didn't even know he had been on Nil by Mouth a few days ago (as she'd been on leave for six days - who fucking cares?) and the nurse who was looking after him was on a break. I was at screaming point, specially as i'd been ringing and ringing and ringing for two days with no answer.


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 26th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC)

Try Bovril as a drink, if you feel you really NEED salt - though bear in mind modern recommendations for salt intake are very low.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: June 27th, 2013 10:03 am (UTC)

I think i'll try some, going to miss having buttered bread to dip into it though! :D

Posted by: sandra_lindsey (sandra_lindsey)
Posted at: June 26th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)

Salt is the 2nd ingredient listed on my beef oxo cubes box - after wheat flour. According to the box "each 100ml of prepared stock contains 14% of adult GDA" (the other indicators: calories, sugars, fat, saturates are all shown as "<1%") so yes, I guess they would be good for salt :-)

Posted by: Rikibeth (rikibeth)
Posted at: June 26th, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC)

I have a wicked salt taste but then again one of my meds carries a risk for hyponatremia, so my doctors have told me I'm welcome to all the salt I care to eat. They always give me these worried looks and say things like "we ought to send you to get your blood levels tested" and I keep saying "look, I drink V8 for breakfast and my salty snack consumption is ridiculous" and they say "okay, you haven't been having any leg cramps or anything?" and I say "nary a one," and they're all "okay, but if you have ANYTHING like that tell us right away."

I kind of enjoy the license to eat too many salty snacks. :)

Posted by: countrygirlxxoo (countrygirlxxoo)
Posted at: June 30th, 2013 06:26 am (UTC)

Do you like dill pickles? If so, that would be a great source of salt. I love them myself, especially the zesty garlic kosher spears. And they are a low carb food! I was looking on the label and a serving of 3-4 spears (approximately 1 whole pickle) has 260mg of sodium and only 1g of carbs. If regular dill pickles are too strong, try a kosher variety. I've found that they have a milder dill flavor than the regular ones. They also taste less salty and sour than the regular dills, in my opinion. One of my favorite things to eat is leftover roast chicken and pickles. Also, get some salty cheese to eat. I happen to love feta cheese. It is just deliciously tangy and salty though it smells like sweaty feet. Over here, it's not as expensive as parmigiano regiano. Another way you could add some salt and flavor to your breakfast hash is to sprinkle it with some of that parmesan shaker cheese. It's kind of salty.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: June 30th, 2013 07:43 am (UTC)

bleugh - no I pick them out of my burgers! but feta cheese is a good idea - will try that!

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