Group Forum: Salt Intake

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 09:34
I've been doing some reading on how salt can make you gain temporary weight through water retention. However, I've been reading conflicting views on whether it has any lasting effects on weight loss. Anyone know anything about it?

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 14:30
It will make you a little bit more puffier looking, but water weight comes and goes so it shouldnt have much of an effect on you weight loss, unless you're under 15% body fat. At that point you would notice it more visually. But because of water retention this is where you would see that one lb gain or lose on a daily basis.

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 08:50
Cool, thanks!
I was also curious...salt can, according to some doctors/writers/bloggers/whoevers, lead to hypertension. Anything stressful can, theoretically, make you gain or keep on weight.
How much truth is there to the stress=weight gain idea? Anyone have any experience with it?