All posts tagged: eat less salt

the damages of eating out

Several years ago, we ate out all the time. Not only did it hurt the pocket book. It also affected our health – gaining weight, high blood pressure and other unwanted ailments I choose not to list. So we stopped, deciding that it was important to grocery shop and making our own home-cooked meals. It worked. We lost the weight. The blood pressure went down, and we acquired a new and improved taste for food – using less salt and bringing about the flavors by choosing other spices and garnish. A little over a month ago, due to my hectic schedule in general and trying to fit in too much in a day, we reverted back to eating out at minimum 4 nights a week. Suddenly, I hated food, everything we ate had too much salt used for flavoring mostly or even to cover up some unpleasant tastes. I wondered if it were possible to ask for less salt when ordering my food, but never considered bothering the waiter. Then I went for a physical …