I am honored to have partnered with the American Heart Association’s #BreakUpWithSalt campaign to tell my story of learning how dangerous too much salt can be for health.
When I was pregnant with all three of my kids, it was really easy for me to pack on the pounds. I definitely gained a pound a pound or three at every single monthly check in. But I also learned during my first pregnancy how immediately and dramatically too much sodium affects your health. Once during my first pregnancy my blood pressure was higher than usual and my weight rose by eight pounds, which no amount of pregnancy noshing could account for. This sent off lots of alarm bells to my OB and the nursing staff.