Ye, however you might want to make sure and wait for someone else to confirm this as I am not sure. Better yet, why don't you ask the Nutrisystem guys because they can answer you better...
I'm sodium sensitive, soNutrisystemis a tad high for me (I tried to stay below 2000 mg even pre-NS due to a family history of hypertension)..
Anyway, you should be able to stay under 2000 mg per day. Just be careful with your add-ins. A lot of people eat lunch meat, canadian bacon, veggie burgers, fat free hot dogs, laughing cow cheese, etc., for their protein add-ins. That will put you over 2000. I stick to milk, yogurt, and light string cheese for my protein add-ins, and that seems to work well..
Thanks for the replies. I will definately watch my add ins and totals..
Mary, you are smart to keep an eye out. I ignored my family history of high blood pressure and it caught up with me. but I'm sure losing weight will help my numbers. And my doctor feels that weight loss will help me to reduce my medication. She told me to keep an extra close eye on my numbers with the diet change...
Family history is a tough, not much we can do about it. My mom has been on BP meds since she was in her 30s, never over weight, but both her parents died in their 50s from heart disease/high blood pressure/stroke (she is 73 and super healthy, so she has done well!)..
Your diet efforts will help!! About two years or so ago my BP became borderline (120-130 over 90's, I'm in my mid 40s). I wasn't technically overweight at that time (low 130s, I'm about 5'4"), but I decided to lose more weight and up my exercise, and watch my sodium. My BP is now well within normal, sometimes on the lowish side, so it really does help!.
Thanks Mary. My mother and grandmother have both never been overweight and are also on medication for it. My doctor felt I would probably always be on something for it, but right now I'm on 2 types of medication and pretty high doses as well. Even if I could reduce it to just one pill, that would be a big accomplishment. But losing weight will make me healthier overall. Anyway, I applaud your effort to be aware of the blood pressure issue before it got out of control.
I'm in my early40s and found age 40 is when lifestyle choices caught up to me. But my doctor really inspired me and felt that once I get this weight off, I can turn things around and it will reduce my risk factors. Thank goodness my glucose and cholesteral are normal. So I need to work on weight and get some excercise and hope to see better blood pressure numbers with less medication. Even if I could take one pill instead of 2, that would be a big accomplishment..
Plus, I want to be able to buy pretty clothes and look good in them. That would be a nice side affect of getting healthy..