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FLEX_da_REMIX
11-02-2008, 02:50 AM
Now since I'm trying to lose fat and get toned but not shredded "aware that sodium leads the body to retain liquids", is it really necessary to cut off sodium to the lowest levels? Keeping in mind that I do cardio for 50 minutes everyday!

In between, I heard that water retention in our bodies will of course cause our bodies to retain liquids but will some how preserve lean mass! is this true?

SoyaWarrior
11-02-2008, 04:34 AM
Dont go above 2.4g which really isnt alot. Its about 1 teaspoon of salt.

Sim882
11-02-2008, 04:41 AM
Eat as much sodium as you want.

I salt everything. It's anabolic: http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/dextrose.php.

It is easier to train while salting food. You should be eating plenty of veggies to balance it out anyway (magnesium; potassium).

Only cut the salt out if a beach looms within the next 3 days

pu12en12g
11-02-2008, 05:01 AM
Only cut the salt out if a beach looms within the next 3 days

In general, I agree

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=414123

in10city
11-02-2008, 05:44 AM
A hydrated muscle is an anabolic muscle. But more above and beyond needs isn't going to make you grow.

anonymous
11-02-2008, 05:51 AM
fda says dont go over 2400mg a day, but i think it can still be a little higher like 3000mg a day, if you drink enough. Personally I stay around 2,000, and i don't avoid sodium it's just not in the foods i eat, i rarely eat pre-cooked meals which are loaded in sodium.

FLEX_da_REMIX
11-15-2008, 08:03 AM
Im not into that shredded look or competition physique but I'd like to stay lean! so I'm having mustard, is it fine? as the only content is sodium.

rhizome
11-15-2008, 08:14 AM
Im not into that shredded look or competition physique but I'd like to stay lean! so I'm having mustard, is it fine? as the only content is sodium.

Mustard makes you look fat.

BuckSpin
11-15-2008, 10:04 AM
As an rule (from having read countless threads on sodium) the BB collective, in general, does not care nor limit their sodium intake. Salt licks for everyone seems to be the SOP unless you have blood pressure issues...which I do.

Now had you said fruit... :)