Am I too worried about sodium?

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    There are so many good foods out there no fat, no carb, low calorie... but the tradeoff is that almost all of them are very high in sodium. Is this a bad thing? For example, I was looking for fat free cheese earlier and found one with no fat, no carbs, and it was only 20 calories.... but it also had 360mg of sodium for each slice of cheese so I didn't buy it.

    Am I too worried about sodium? Should I be this worried about sodium intake? How much sodium should I take in everyday if i'm trying to lose weight?

    Any sodium advice is greatly appreciated :bigthumb:.
     
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    sodium isn't gonna effect your fatloss
     
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    won't it make you bloated and make you retain lot's of water weight though?
     
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    Ehh..not really, you'll retain some water if you go crazy on the sodium, just make sure you drink lots of water, it doesnt really matter though cuz you're still gonna be losing fat
     
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    Thanks.

    What would you consider a lot of sodium for one meal, or in total for a day?
     
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    The RDA for sodium is 2500mg I believe. The negative effects would be temporary high blood pressure because of water retention, but when you piss the sodium out that's gone. Maybe someone else will know of something more harmful.
     
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    water manipulation is simple. retaining water is no big deal. it's not fat
     
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    the recommended daily intake of cals is 2000 aswell , so that'll throw it out a fair bit when you're consuming 4000 cals
     
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    :rofl:

    such a pussy
     
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    Don't worry about it unless you're taking 'other' supplements.
     
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    :ugh:
     
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    :ugh:

    you do know it is the weekend, right?
     
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