There have been tons of diet books focusing on the evils of sugar in our diet, how it wreaks havoc on our health and makes us fat, and you will find diet books that highlight high-sodium intake as a culprit to dieting woes. But rarely will you come across an entire book on sugar's â€śevil white dieting twinâ€ť — salt. The Lakatos Twins, Lyssie and Tammie, AKA The Nutrition Twins, have just released their new diet book, The Secret to Skinny: How Salt Makes You Fat, and the 4-Week Plan to Drop a Size and Get Healthier with Simple Low-Sodium Swaps.
The Nutrition Twins are world renown nutritionists and certified fitness trainers, and this past April I reviewed their last diet book, Fire Up Your Metabolism: 9 Proven Principles for Burning Fat and Losing Weight Forever, here on Blogcritics.
Just a few weeks ago, the Nutrition Twins released another diet book in which they expose the dismal realities of too much salt in your diet: â€śThe truth is that chronically over consuming salt damages your heart, brain, kidneys, and arteries.â€ť The Nutrition Twins cover these health issues as well as electrolyte imbalances and bloating that occurs from this common diet pitfall. They address how excessive consumption of salt not only makes you unhealthy, but is a major contributor to obesity â€“â€“ something most of us know. As a fitness expert, I've always been a strong advocate of low-sodium diets, yet this diet book enlightened me further on the perils of "salt toxicity"; the damage it does to your fat cells, metabolism, and insulin resistance â€“â€“ a topic you should know more about and secrets (truths) you will have to discover by reading this diet book.
Sodium is an important mineral that helps our nerves and muscles function properly, aids in the absorption of major nutrients, and helps maintain an adequate water and mineral balance. However, the typical American diet includes three to five times more sodium than we need, and it largely comes from salt (primarily sodium chloride), as opposed to natural, wholesome foods. Itâ€™s no wonder we are bloated, fat and sick. And itâ€™s not just from that "criminal saltshaker" â€“â€“ it's in fast food, junk food, so-called diet foods, packaged and processed foods, in our cooking and at our restaurants â€“â€“ itâ€™s everywhere.