|| A healthy choice when it comes to food is to use herbs as a substitute for salt. Too much sodium in your diet not only has ill effects on your health, but it also bloats your body. To combat that, train your taste buds to survive without much salt. Use vibrant herbs and spices in your food to enhance flavor without the sodium. If you are not familiar with different herbs, experiment to find out which ones work perfectly with your taste. This is one of the secrets of the DASH diet and one of the perfect ways to drop those pounds that can cause serious problems. In her book Effective Weight Loss Solution: The DASH Diet, Wendy Jarich gives the best known tips and hints on how to lose weight the healthy way and in record time as well.