Sodium, The SIlent Fattener

SodiumAre you wondering why you still have double chin or parts of your body are still fat? You did everything by the book, from extended cardio sessions in the gym and smaller meals within the day. However, you may have overlooked one small detail – your sodium or salt intake.

One of the ways to reduce facial fat is having Kybella treatment and doing a few exercises. But as the cliché goes, prevention is always better than cure. Knowing what sodium does to your body allows you to control consumption.

A Common Additive

You often add salt to a dish, without thinking, especially when it does not have enough flavor. A few pinches of salt may turn a bland dish into a delectable one. Many processed food such as burgers, fried chicken, pizza, French fries and several others contain sodium. You may not realize it at first, but you may be consuming more than the recommended amount of salt. This results in a fatter appearance and a higher risk of developing heart disease and other potentially fatal ailments.

Fattening Mineral

Sodium does not contain carbohydrates, fat or protein, which is why it does not add to your calorie intake and it cannot make you put on pounds in the form of fat. However, salt draws water to it at a chemical level. Consuming more of this mineral may result in your body retaining fluids more than it should, resulting in a fatter appearance and tighter clothes.

Overconsumption of sodium may temporarily increase weight by approximately two to three pounds. The rise comes from the retention of fluid, which may also result in the swelling of the face, hands, and for others, joint pain. You lose the gained weight when you revert to the normal consumption of salt.

Salt is a common additive that most people use to either preserve or improve the taste of food. Follow the required amount to avoid gaining weight from overconsumption of sodium.