It’s been a interesting week or so since my doctor wanted me to try to cut out some some of my sodium intake to lower my borderline high blood pressure. So far I’ve made some changes that should hopefully show results, even if they are tiny.
I cut out my intake of Diet Dr. Pepper. Switched to Diet Rite. That lasted about 5 days. Issue was the sudden loss of caffeine. I felt horrible all week long. Over the weekend I dropped the Diet Rite and am now just drinking mostly Iced Tea. Horrible tired-all-the-time feelings stopped.
Been buying frozen veggies instead of canned veggies. I’m mostly ok with this but the temptation to add some seasoning when cooking them is high. Must work on this.
Today I decided to change one other thing and give it a go. 13 months ago I stopped smoking cigarettes and started using a vaporizer. In that time I’ve completely given up cigarettes and have been cutting down on the nicotine content of the e-liquids I’ve been using. Today though, I got a new flavor, Root Beer Float, and went with zero nicotine content in the liquid. If I can be successful in this, it should also help lower my blood pressure a little bit.
Still looking to modify my grocery shopping habits though. Of course, doc says I need to lose weight. Well no duh!
Diets aren’t easy or fun and I’m still looking at the list and saying, “No way. Not gonna happen.” to some of the items.