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I make it a goal to "eat right" every day. The idea is that if I eat "the good stuff" and avoid "the bad stuff", my weight and blood pressure will go down, I'll have more energy, and the world will be a better place. At least, that's the theory. It doesn't seem to be working in "real life".
Oatmeal
In the mornings, I eat a big bowl of oatmeal. Not the individually packaged flavored stuff. Generic quick oats. Three-quarters of a cup of quick oats, a cup-and-a-half of lactose-free skim milk, and a handful of frozen blueberries, all microwaved on high for four minutes in a big six cup bowl.

Friends are aghast. "You don't add any sugar?" "No. I'm diabetic." "You don't add any Equal or Splenda?" "No." "How can you stand it? It has to be so bland!

I now add a splash of sugar-free French Vanilla coffee creamer. Satisfied?
Cheese
I've been avoiding cheese. Too much sodium. I'm trying to cut back.

Recently, I made a little discovery. Swiss cheese is low in sodium. Read the label! Twenty-one grams of swiss cheese has 30 mg of sodium! An ounce (28.53 g) of sharp cheddar? Two hundred-forty milligrams. An ounce of American Cheese? A whopping four hundred-seventy milligrams!

(Incidently, I checked the other cheeses - mozzarella, provolone, other cheddars, Monterey Jack - they're all about the same as the cheddar. Only Swiss Cheese is low in sodium.)
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