Limit salt (sodium) in your food.
Salt is like a sponge. It makes your body hold onto water. Too muchsalt in your diet can make you gain water weight.
Water weight can make you swell. It can also put water in your lungs,which makes it hard to breathe.
Avoid eating salty foods. Take the salt shaker off the table. Don’t addsalt to your food.
Remember that some drinks, like sodas, have salt too.
It can be difficult to change your eating habits. It may take timebefore you enjoy the taste of low sodium food, but your taste budswill adjust.