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Take responsibility for where you are--the food didn't jump into your mouth on its own, no one force fed you--you chose to eat poorly. Now, take responsibility for changing that and giving yourself credit for eating well and turning things around!
A little motivation to keep at it, even if you are only doing what seem like very small steps--eventually, those little changes will become normal and habit, and you can move on to trying something new. As each step becomes your norm, it becomes easier to avoid the things that used to trip you up.
Make small changes to change your habits. If you gradually reduce the amount of salt you use in cooking, for example, maybe by a teaspoon at a time, you will allow your palate to adjust to the new taste and it will be much more pleasing to your taste buds!
I don't use a salt shaker anymore. I keep kosher salt in a container and use a 1/4 tsp measure to salt food. Most of the time I use less than the 1/4 tsp and when I do use it, it keeps me aware of how much salt I am adding to food.
Don't "jump" into a new plan just because someone else has, or because you read about it on the internet! Thank--is this a lifestyle that I can maintain indefinitely? Or will it get impossible to continue after a week or two?