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How will eating a lot of sodium while dieting affect my weight loss?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Slow it down: The sodium load will cause water retention, which weighs 8 lbs per gallon. Oh, and too much salt is not good for you anyway, so try to reduce the added salt slowly until can eat w/o any added.

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Last updated Apr 11, 2013

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