Daily Sodium intake?

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  1. UNvisible

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    What should I be shooting for? I think i'm seeing between 750-1000mg sodium every day. Is this bad?
     
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    premeet: 8-12,000mg
     
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    whats the deal with that? i saw the jim wendler bloat thing u posted... why is it a good thing to be all bloated before a PLing meet?
     
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    tighter gear and more leverage
     
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    Wow. I'm way under that. Interesting.

    So sodium = bloating? So basically it because water weight? I have a terrible time gaining water weight/dead weight/fat weight. Perhaps my sodium intake isnt high enough? (i never eat salt)
     
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    Why do you want to hold water weight ?
    It's pretty simple : bunch of sugary junk food (desserts and such), lots of creatine and a bunch of salt (which can come from shit food too!!).
     
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    So i can gain some fucking weight!!!!!

    I'm 6'2 160-165lbs!!!!! I work my ass off in the gym 5 days a week, and yes i'm getting bigger, but that is slow. My metabolism is simply too fast.. Eating like a horse just doesnt do it for me. (maybe i'm not eating badly enough??)
     
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    You want to put on MUSCLE not WATER. And you're probably not eating like a horse.
     
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    thanks
     
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    I take in a lot of Sodium, but i drink a lot of water...
     
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    I keep mine below 1800mg/day

    Heart problems in my family :hs:
     
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    I don't really keep track.

    When my diet is "spot-on" it is probably pretty low since I cook most meals, add only a little salt, and most everything is natural/fresh.

    However, sometimes I will get busy and for weeks at a time eat at least one meal a day at a restaurant and during those times it is probably really high.
    There are heart problems in my family, so I should probably pay more attention to it, but I am only 21. I figure ~ 30 y/o I will get really strict with watching my intake.
     
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