Don't blame it on sodium. Without it you would die and it is in almost all foods. It is part of food. Your problems come from salt which contains inorganic sodium. You need iron, right? File an iron nail into powder and eat it and it may kill you.
This salt is not in foods made by God or nature. Salt is not a food. It is a rock. It is just like the trans fats. It is put in foods by man. You can call it bloating but water has no calories but can make you fat. See the post right above this one one (in juice fasting forum) to see how much salt it takes to kill you. It is horrible (like raping little children) the way they put so much salt into foods like 2,000 mg in a can of soup or beans and 3,000 mg in a bag of pretzels. If they made salt illegal, in 2 months most Americans would not be overweight, like they are now.
I am not fasting now, I am feasting. I am weigh 110 pounds which is the highest I have been in 5 months. I am 5'5" and have always been between 110 and 125. Princess Diana was 5'11" and 125 pounds. 5 months ago I weighed like 114 and did a fast for anti-aging (not losing weight) for 22 days and was 96 pounds. I eat a ot of fruit now. So 110 pounds is the highest I have been in 5 months. I keep salt to a minimum.