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So I've been told (from the book I got at my doctors) I can have low-sodium broth, sugar free Jello and sugar free Popsicles. However I've seen people have broth from like chicken noodle Soup (not low sodium), or pho or even vegetable soup just take out all the chunks and said it really helps. However I thought we couldn't do anything with full on sodium? I had my surgery the 27th so it hasn't been that long but I was wondering as to what other options I can have at this time.

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3 hours ago, Amykins928 said:

So I've been told (from the book I got at my doctors) I can have low-sodium broth, sugar free Jello and sugar free Popsicles. However I've seen people have broth from like chicken noodle Soup (not low sodium), or pho or even vegetable Soup just take out all the chunks and said it really helps. However I thought we couldn't do anything with full on sodium? I had my surgery the 27th so it hasn't been that long but I was wondering as to what other options I can have at this time.

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I would ask your team the reason for the no sodium disclaimer. I was allowed full sodium options and I imagine if you don’t have high blood pressure it would not be an issue but I am not a doctor. This could be for a reason that we do not understand so I would contact them and ask.

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Likewise, I would ask your doctor or RD on this. It sounds like it could be a holdover or overlap from a cardiac diet that the hospital uses that may not really be appropriate for WLS, unless there are some specific problems associated with your case. From when I was monitoring all of that, it was difficult in those early days to get all that close to the RDA maximums for sodium (though I was more interested in potassium vs. sodium consumption), so it's a legitimate question to ask.

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I am using no salt added and low sodium broth. It has made a difference for me as I do not retain fluids and swelling has dramatically gone down. My gastric bypass was on sept19 and am on clear fluids untill Tuesday when I move onto liquid diet. Cutting salt is not bad and I do not plan to return to being a salt a holic like I was in my past. If you are determined to make the proper change then go full out , half assing it just is not in the cards. Don't cheat yourself ! My two cents. Best wishes and keep at it!! We are here for you always.

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1 hour ago, ShoppGirl said:

I would ask your team the reason for the no sodium disclaimer. I was allowed full sodium options and I imagine if you don’t have high blood pressure it would not be an issue but I am not a doctor. This could be for a reason that we do not understand so I would contact them and ask.

Ya I don't have high blood pressure, or anything like that. Just in the book it says low sodium. So I was curious. Thank you.

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12 minutes ago, Leo segovia said:

I am using no salt added and low sodium broth. It has made a difference for me as I do not retain fluids and swelling has dramatically gone down. My gastric bypass was on sept19 and am on clear fluids untill Tuesday when I move onto liquid diet. Cutting salt is not bad and I do not plan to return to being a salt a holic like I was in my past. If you are determined to make the proper change then go full out , half assing it just is not in the cards. Don't cheat yourself ! My two cents. Best wishes and keep at it!! We are here for you always.

Thank you! I was just curious but I'm sure I could've let my mind go to adding salt back in my life so thank you for this, I will personally stick to low sodium for my own benefits 😊

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I found that my hands and legs feel so much better in the mornings after cutting salt away. Keep at it. !!!😊😊😊😊😊

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Actually I was advised to increase my salt intake to help boost my low blood pressure.

You are eating so little at the moment & wouldn’t be adding additional salt to your diet, that any salt intake from the broth you are consuming would be minimal. Your daily intake would be considerably less than the general recommended level anyway. Why not ask how much you can have on a low sodium diet (& ask about the reason for it) & then do the maths & adjust your food choices accordingly.

Our bodies need some salt, more if you live in a hot environment, exercise heavily & sweat a lot. (My uncle’s cardiologist put him on a low salt diet but didn’t take into consideration he worked outside in central Queensland. He collapsed because his levels were too low.)

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