Just Give Me A Salt Lick!!!!

@porwest (6024)
United States
June 21, 2018 7:15pm CST
I am on a salt restriction with my high blood pressure if I have not made that abundantly clear in previous posts. I think I have. But I have also said that when I am traveling on business it is extremely difficult to watch my salt. I mean, there are only so many choices. I have to eat something to take my pill in the morning/afternoon. So on day one I had a bag of Doritos Cool Ranch. Ugh. Then that night I had a double quarter pounder with cheese and some fries from McDonald's. Ugh again. On day two I had a McDouble to take my pill with. I actually bought two and saved one which I ate today to take my pill. But on day two dinner was a Reuben from Culver's with some onion rings. Ugh again. Tonight I am thinking about getting a couple of burrito supremes and a chicken enchilada from Taco Bell. UGH AGAIN!!! I am doomed.
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@allknowing (66671)
• India
22 Jun
Are you not on pills that permit you to take salt moderately?
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
22 Jun
I take blood pressure medication. But so far as I know it only regulates my blood pressure. Not sure if it counters my salt intake, which raises my blood pressure.
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@allknowing (66671)
• India
23 Jun
@porwest Salt intake does raise one's blood pressure and those tablets will regulate it. Anyway no harm in having a lick or two (lol)
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
25 Jun
@allknowing It's the best I can do I suppose.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
22 Jun
There are healthier choices at these places.
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
22 Jun
Wendy's baked potato with sour cream and chives.
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
25 Jun
@thislittlepennyearns The only problem is that many of these "healthier" choices are not always healthier. Even a salad, once you put everything in it and on it can be LOADED with bad stuff.
@porwest (6024)
• United States
25 Jun
@GardenGerty Good choice, but as far as sodium goes it's jammed packed with it.
@JudyEv (126361)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jun
This sounds awful. Are you sure you can't find something a bit more palatable?
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
22 Jun
Subway might be my best choice, but there's still going to be sodium at probably higher levels than I'd prefer. It's an issue on the road for sure.
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@JudyEv (126361)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jun
@porwest There is always ice-cream.
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
25 Jun
@JudyEv Hey. You may be on to something there.
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@Icydoll (22514)
• India
22 Jun
Hope you can reduce the salt intake gradually .
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
26 Jun
It is only tough when I am on the road. At least at home I can make spice and herb blends without salt that taste very good.
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@simplfred (3976)
• Philippines
22 Jun
As long as you have some maintenance to counter everything you are okay I think.
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
25 Jun
I agree. When I am at home I have much better opportunity to avoid salt.
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@caopaopao (11054)
• China
22 Jun
It is difficult to restrict salt in food, especially eating outside.
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
25 Jun
Even more difficult when it's hard to know how much salt is in something you eat when you eat out.
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@caopaopao (11054)
• China
25 Jun
@porwest So it's better to eat at home.
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
26 Jun
@caopaopao True. But being on the road I don't have that option, so I am in a bit of a conundrum here.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
I know, when you're going out to eat, it's hard to regulate salt intake. For home cooking I have found there are some great salt substitutes.
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
25 Jun
At home is so much easier. I am back to making my own homemade spice blends. Sans salt of course.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
26 Jun
@porwest Ah you must have some mad skills to make your own blends, that's awesome
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
3 Jul
@FayeHazel I'm not sure I would call them mad skills , but it isn't that difficult to do when you know what goes well together.
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@aureliah (16849)
22 Jun
I hope that you can manage with moderate salt intake
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
25 Jun
One can only do their best to monitor and moderate, that's for sure.
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@aureliah (16849)
2 Jul
@porwest Thats true
@JohnRoberts (60122)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Jun
I love Doritos but stay away from them.
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
25 Jun
Probably a good idea. I should too. That and those damned potato chips.
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
22 Jun
Even if it does not raise your blood pressure, salt is bad for your kidneys and it can contribute to kidney disease and kidney stones. See, I learned stuff taking my sister to the urologist to treat said stones. Not fun. Try some fresh fruit, especially a banana or an orange. Even a tomato, with cottage cheese (no salt and pepper). I know it is hard when you are traveling on business.
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@porwest (6024)
• United States
25 Jun
I am trying to eat healthier the older I get, but it's hard to do. And yes, travel makes it worse.
@shshiju (10545)
• Cochin, India
23 Jun
Food control is not easy when it came as a compulsory. But if your mind is set for the diet there is no problem.
@maezee (32593)
• United States
23 Jun
That must be hard. But all a learning curve.
@1hopefulman (30140)
• Canada
22 Jun
If you are bothered by salt, I'm sure with a little creativity you can find a way to avoid it or greatly reduce it. I rarely eat salt in anyway as I eat fruits and vegetables uncooked and each has its interesting taste. It takes a while and determination to desalt ourselves.
@UncleJoe (10289)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Jun
So you're testing your blood pressure medication to see if it works?
@just4him (120586)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jun
If you want a good salt free meal, the next time you're in Green Bay, you're invited to dinner. I have coffee.
@mlgen1037 (29649)
• Manila, Philippines
22 Jun
Hi Jim. Ugh again, you are being hard-headed and not listening to doctor’s advice.
@peavey (16822)
• United States
22 Jun
Are you sure salt raises your blood pressure? I read that it affects only about a third of those with high blood pressure. I have high blood pressure too but sugar is what raises mine