Low sodium when dining out
In the interest of immune system health, I've been avoiding all junk foods since the spring of 2020. Depending on whether the pandemic ends, I may eat restaurant food again by summer.
I don't miss the food coma from the overdoses of bad fats. I don't miss the unquenchable thirst from the sodium overdoses.
I've looked at the nutritional information from several restaurants. Out of all the nutritional pitfalls of dining out, the sodium overdoses are hardest to avoid.
I suspect that the food coma and unquenchable thirst may be more pronounced for me in the future. Also, my taste buds are likely more sensitive than they used to be.
How do you avoid the sodium overdoses when eating out? From what I've read, I should call ahead and ask if the salt can be omitted. I understand that the biggest chains are least likely to have this flexibility, because the food is usually pre-salted at the factory.