Pay special attention to what and how you eat.  Choose foods that maximize nutritional value and minimize calories. For example: berries are a good snack, as they are high antioxidants and fiber.  Try adding spices or combining different foods to help enhance flavour, rather than adding salt to your food.  This change gives you a well rounded diet and improves your sense of taste over time.  Salt or Sodium increases your blood pressure, cravings for more salt, dulls the taste buds, and dehydrates you.  Excess salt also increases your risk for heart disease.