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what is sodium? how do I input? how do I decrease it? sabralda — Jun 18, 2019 01:54AM PDT

hi, I started using this today and I see that 40% of my calories come from do I decrease this number? what if I am eating with no salt? how is it calculated?

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Jun 18, 2019 09:19AM PDT

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. To learn more about sodium, check out the link here. For information on how to limit sodium, please contact your doctor or a nutritionist.

While those of us here in tech support are eager to make sure you have an exceptional experience using the MyFitnessPal app and website, we are not a great resource for specific nutritional or exercise advice.

We have a large community of MyFitnessPal members, many of whom may have great suggestions for you from their personal experience. I would like to direct you to our community area on the website. Many of our users have had impressive success and have experience and wisdom to share. You can access our forums by clicking the Community tab.

To access our community on the web go to Click the “Community” tab at the top. From there, select a category (Introduce Yourself, Success Stories, Getting Started, and so forth). You can read helpful posts there, make a post of your own, or participate in another user’s post.

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In addition to our forums, another resource for overcoming any difficulties in your weight loss strategy is a consultation with your nutritionist, dietician or physician. No input from other members on our site should be considered a substitute for medical advice.


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