Salt, Weight Loss, and Health

I'm not convinced that salt is the devil. I love salt. Salt makes your food taste better. Unfortunately salt is under attack. The recent dietary guidelines have set salt recommendations so low that you can forget adding salt to your food. My argument is that if you are eating whole foods, fruit, vegetables, etc then adding a little extra salt to your diet isn't going to kill you (literally). I've never adding salt to a dish effect any of my clients fat loss. However, not everyone agrees. Here are 6 reasons why people think you need to cut out the salt

6 Reasons to Drop the Salt

1. Salt increases the number of fat cells in your body

2. It makes the fat cells you have fatter

3. Salt prevents your metabolism from burning fat as it should

4. It increases insulin resistance

5. It makes you hungrier and thirstier

6. Salt makes it more difficult for fat-burning oxygen to blast the fat in your fat stores

Read the rest on why the Nutrition Twins think salt stinks.


About michaelroussell

Dr. Mike is a nutrition consultant and author with a diverse nutritional background serving as a consultant to professional athletes, executives as well as pharmaceutical and food companies. Dr. Mike is most well-known for his blend of nutritional science and psychology which helps clients make long lasting and power changes to their body and health. Dr. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a doctorate in nutrition. He is the author of the 6 Pillars of Nutrition.
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