Is anyone getting their RDA of potassium and if so, how? I'm a vegan, and fruits and vegetables are generally high in potassium, but on a 1200 calorie diet it's seemingly impossible for me to get more than 40% each day. Any ideas?
If you're vegan, you could easily get lots of potassium from foods....aren't you supposed to eat a buttload of vegetables? 1 head of romaine has 100 calories and almost 50% RDA of potassium....
Also, don't just go by CC to determine if you are hitting the numbers. I've read that for some foods, even though they have potassium, they might not be included on the tracker so you might actually be getting enough, even if it doesn't say you are.
A question though. Why so small an intake? 1200 is like the absolute smallest amount that anyone should be eating. Perhaps increasing your intake would help you get in your nutrients? Also, if you're trying to lose weight, you might benefit from more since you don't want to suppress your metabolism. Just a thought.
Good points! I researched too and CC had set my goal at 4700 per day when it should be only 3500! There's no way to input potassium on anything that's not in the database either, is there?
I feel better now - thank you both! :-)
I use salt substitute which adds potassium, and I log it. Also you can go to your "create a meal' section and add something and just put in the potassium amount. I eat canned fat free refried beans and know they have a lot of potassium in them. so I looked up how much they have and added just the potassium in a meal so I could chart it. I also did a ' Just calories or fat" so I could add things that I couldn't log. Just a thought, hope it helps.
Not all foods, even whole foods have the potassium listed for them, so you are probably getting more than the stats show.
Also coconut water is an excellent low cal source of potassium, its spendy to drink very often but I love it.
Thanks, I'll try that. However, I hate to break it to you, I'm not a vegan, I do eat meat, just not a lot of it. I'm a veggie LOVER though. Yea, I cut back on the potassium cause of the medications I take, I think I get enough in my foods and supplements. When my potassium is low and my sodium is high I get heart palpitations and I know oops, better go take come potassium lol