Many people know that eating a lot/too much salt increases blood pressure and heart disease risk. I never paid much attention to this warning because I don’t over-salt my food and don’t even care for salty snacks.
I thought I was in the clear.
I was wrong.
It was while writing my new book, The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan: 4 Weeks to Cut Cholesterol and Improve Heart Health, that I found I was inadvertently increasing my heart disease risk with salt. Millions of Americans (including me) unintentionally eat far too much salt because of prepared/processed food and restaurants.
Calling all oatmeal lovers: what’s your favorite way to prepare oatmeal?
Ever since I admitted in my last post to ditching oatmeal and falling back into my bagel-and-lox habit, the guilt is getting to me.
Actually, all of my lo-co eating habits are out of whack. Yesterday I hit Wendy’s again while driving home from the 8th HS Baseball game in 2 weeks. Of course I had no menu planned and frankly, I was too tired from shivering in the wind for 3+ hours per game to make any.
So I decided the easiest way to get back into eating lo-co was to focus on breakfast (at least I’m now spinning 2x a week so all’s not TOTALLY lost,