> > > > Hi! I am trying to keep sodium intake to below 1,000 mg per day.
> > This
> > > > limits me basically to veggies and fruit, beans, nuts, seeds. The
> > > problem
> > > > is that I am losing more weight than I want. Any ideas? Thanks!
> > > > (By: Lu Weesner)
> > > Hi Lu,
> > > I see no reason why you would exclude grains from your diet. They are
> > > healthy source of many nutrients including the B complex and protein.
> > If
> > > you are losing weight then don\\\\\\\'t restrict yourself. They also
> > compliment
> > > nuts, beans, and seeds to boost the protein in your diet. Do some
> > research
> > > on the many types of healthy grains available and enjoy yourself :)
> > Also
> > > don\\\\\\\'t forget to eat healthy fats like extra-virgin olive oil. They
> > can
> > > only do your body good.
> > > Susan
> > > (By: Susan )
> > Hi, Susan. Thanks for your reply. Grains seem to make me bloated and
> > uncomfortable and I do avoid them for the most part. I am careful that
> > get enough healthy fats with olive oil and nuts and seeds. I like the
> > sodium thing and feel good but I am 5\'11\" and weigh 130 pounds and I\'m
> > I\'m too thin. I certainly eat as much as I want but just need more
> > calories. Any healthy high calorie options out there? Thanks!
> > (By: Lu)
> I can understand that. Some grains do that to me too. Bread is the worst.
> But I would suspect a total lack of grains would keep your weight low. Have
> you tried quinoa? It isn\'t actually a grain but a seed. Tastes a bit like
> rice, is great in a stir-fry and prepared many other ways, and is a good
> source of protein. What about potatoes, both sweet and white? What about
> tahini with lemon on top of your veggies? You could make yourself nutrient
> bars with peanut butter, dark chocolate, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits or
> buy them. Those are the most calorie and nutrient dense foods I can think
> of. Hope that helps :)
> (By: Susan Lowry)
Great ideas! I hadn\'t considered the tahini idea. I have tried quinoa in the past and enjoyed it, don\'t know why I stopped using it. I will try your ideas. Thanks!