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Noura

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hmm... There are 90mgs sodium and 25mgs potassium in 8oz gatorade, and in a raw banana there is no sodium but a crapload of potassium (one medium has over 400mgs). Same w/oranges (~200mgs). In banana chips you've got about 2mgs sodium and 150mgs potassium. It looks like potassium helps your muscles and sodium helps with sweat. So, enough of the info dump! I think you'll be fine - if you could get a little bit of salt in too that would probably be good. Hope this helps without being too overloaded! (sorry - I am a scientist so I love to research. Looking up stuff and answering questions is so in my blood!)

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I am also a scientist, which makes me have to ask this question. If there is no sodium in raw bananas, then how is there 2 mgs sodium in banana chips? You also didn't specify an amount of banana chips. I suppose I could add salt when I make my banana chips and that should solve that problem.

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YAY fellow scientist! I just figured that there must have been salt added to the bananas when they were turned into chips. I looked, and while many recipes just use oil, some call for soaking the bananas in cold salted water first. That would explain the 2mgs, because 2mgs is a really puny amount. I would suggest try lightly salting a few and tasting it to make sure it's not horrendous! And then for serving size I think it was something like one ounce. I'd be curious to know how the homemade versions turn out!

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I know, this sounds silly probably and I was wondering, if there are any celiacs out there, who would do the fitness diary again, just for motivation. I have a big competition coming up at the end of October and I just can't get my bottom of the chair so to speak. And I'm really demotivated and frustrated right now. Also need to loose about 14 lbs, especially since I'm not nursing my toddler that often anymore I'm putting the weight on all of a sudden. The last few years showed, that I don't need to train so many techniques, I rather more need conditioning. And of that I even more so need the interval training. So I was wondering, if there is anybody out there, that could "train" with me via a diary just to get more motivation? Can't remember, who did the intervals for the cardio on here, but I would need more help on how to get started with that one. Or how to do it in general, because I feel that this is what I need and not "only" normal running.

I'm hoping for a few motivated people here. We can also start a new blog, just let me know.

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