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Old 03-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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There's a lot of research out there that says it takes a person anywhere from 14-20 times of "doing" something (anything you want to change, like salt or sleeping) for it to become a habit So making one change at a time until it is a habit is not a great way to go.

I used to pour salt over my food as well, though I've switched to just adding non-salted herbs to food, and that perks up the flavor some, to the point where I'm not a little sensitive about salt. I started this about 6 weeks ago. Right now I'm in love with a seasoning bland from Perfect Pinch (McCormick) called "Savory" -- it's no-salt, has a lot of different herbs in it (chili pepper, thyme, oregano, rosemary, ginger, cinnamon, tumeric acid, paprika along with lemon and orange zest), and really perks up the flavor of almost any meat (though I find I don't like it on fish). They have a bunch of "salt free" ones and it makes adding herbs a breeze. Of course I'll add fresh herbs too when called for

Just experiment. Salt masks so many other great flavors!
Female, 31 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 10/22/14 = 175.0 (net: -40.2)
Last mini-goal: 175 lbs. REACHED 10/22/14 --REWARD: New wallet
Current min-goal: 170 lbs.
Next large goal: 165 lbs. by 12/25/2014
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130-140 lbs.
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