By OkieCowgirl79 Latest Reply 2011-01-25 11:33:59 -0600
Started 2010-06-09 15:41:14 -0500

My husband and father-in law are both diabetic. My concern is the amount of salt that they use. I am a dialysis patient, so I cook with Mrs dash a lot. But,before they even TASTE my food, they start adding salt. They hide salt shakers in the den and add it to everything. Their doctors told both of them to cut back. I tried the salt sense, but they use so much and it gets expensive. Does anyone have any advise for me? I am so worried about what they are doing to themselves. The amount of salt and the number of diet mountain dews that we go through is appalling. In two days, they have been through 24 cans of diet soda and emptied the salt shaker between them!

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Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-01-25 11:33:59 -0600 Report

I really like using sea salt, I find I don't use nearly as much of it as regular salt. I can't use most salt substitutes because of one of the medications I'm on so I have to use real kinds of salt when I use it for seasoning.

I agree with Dave though, just stop buying the pop and stop filling the salt shaker, if they have to do it for themselves they may just see how much they really are using and cut back.

I used to drink a lot of pop too but I've cut back to two can of Dite Rite a day and I've got the house littered with sugar free flavor packs and bottles of water. Most of my flavor packs have added vitamins too (mostly for energy, metabolism and immunity) so it gives me a little boost with my flavored water. I find that if I make it easier to grab a flavor pack and a bottle of water rather than a pop I'm more likely to grab that instead so the pop is out in the kitchen where I have to not be lazy if I really want it.

goofyit 2011-01-25 10:15:30 -0600 Report

Do what I did to cut back on salt, substitute sea salt. The sodium level is only about half as much and it's definately salty. In recipes that call for salt I only use 1/2 as much of the sea salt and they turn out fine.

Antique-Dave 2010-06-10 11:01:51 -0500 Report

You cannot control them, you should not have to, they are grown men. I agree with you that it is a lot of pop and a lot of salt. There are some cheaper salt products then salt sense with less sodium but its all really up to them to make some changes.

If it were me I would not be the one to buy their pop or return their cans, and would keep a pitcher of a crystal light type product in the fridge,