I have reposted this from another answer, but believe it is an important discussion...
Some on here push eat very healthy, cut out salt message, eat beans and pulses, don't eat chicken skin (Bolly this is becuase us naughty nchefs put lots of salt on the skin to answer a previuos question..yummy!) and watch everything you eat in minute detail.
Totally technically correct, but I go from not eating at all with no appetite to wanting to and crave certain food types, inc salt and sugars, .at the moment it's marmite, would not touch it now and have a constant supply, yes I know all salt watchers very high in salt.
I do try very hard on the diet front, make my owe soups, stews and meals so I control the salt and content there, very little prepared or processed foods. But I believe to eat something is better for both body and mind rather than overly worrying and not eating or being paranoid about it and ending up with food that is not appetising and inedible and being hungry and malnutrised. Partner is in control of my salt intake (as such!) and hides the salt and salty items from me if I go on a craving or not careful in his mind. Of course everyone is different and you do have to review your own diet carefully with the correct input. guess what I am saying is generally eat good fresh fruit and veg, meat , pulses and grains (if you like them) and monitor the bad elements along side the good.
I eat about 8 times a day, small manageable portions sometimes a main big meal, body and mind seem to handle that better than 3 standard food breaks. I have made up batches of food and frozen them down Into little potions from soups to stews or sweet puddings. If I get a craving, the microwave goes on. The consultant wants me to eat 3000 cals which is high, and carb/protein rich, struggling to achieve that on a daly basis. Btw I am 10 1/2 st from 14st (6ft tall) BMI 19.5 from 26. Salt/sodium...careful there is a difference, divide salt by 2.4 to get sodium, some package use either or both and confusing. Salt intake no more that 1000mg ie 1g, normal amount by government is 3g. Btw I not a dietician but have extensive knowledge of this area.
So on the food front....food is a medicine and needs to be monitored like one, but does not need to taste like one and be unappetising.