Nutritional Goals; how do you....?
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
So, I've gotten through the icky Dr. appointments I'd scheduled, and have been monitoring the dang BP, which tends now to be too low. I've been tracking my diet pretty well, although I'm shocked at the nutritional deficits I'm running.
I thought I had a pretty healthy diet: very low on processed foods, lots of veggies. In fact, I'm usually just under the calorie count for the day, however, I never reach targeted goals for nutrition! Even when I'm taking a multivitamin! The only one I get close to is sodium...which is the one that I wish wasn't always close, especially since I don't add salt while cooking or eating! Grrrr.
I've been watching potassium especially carefully, since the medicine I'm taking can cause severe leg cramps and other unsavory things to happen if it's too low. It's always waaaay low. I'm going to add some more beans to my diet to try and remedy that, but it's frustrating.
What about you guys? Do you watch the nutrition goals closely? What the heck should I be adding to my diet in addition to fruits and veggies to get these nutrients in? It's truly discouraging. HELP!
Oh, and by the way, even though I'm UNDER the calorie count for most days, I. HAVEN'T. LOST. ONE. POUND. erg.