Additional info: Everything on the planet can be used as a medicine and as a poison at the same time. The fine line that changes when it comes to dosage. And as we know, there is never a certain dose to anything, since every individual is different and reacts different to medication or poison. Read the post below by keeping this in mind.
There are many different views on eating salt (NaCl + Iodine) in inorganic form. Please do not mix it up with Sodium in organic form as given in food fact sheets or labels.
Many different salt are required by your nervous system and endocrine system. Due to that, lack of it might have adverse effects on your training and recovery.
The most studies of salt having adverse effects and the recommended consumption amounts are mostly done on people whom already suffer a disease, are pysically inactive, old (age 45+) and on countries where people consume already enough sodium in various forms in processed foods in forms like additives, conservants and stimulants (think of why eating potato chips/crisps never ends until the bag is empty? That is due to Soduim mono-glutamate which is also given to livestock to raise their appetite when they feed them in the winter with tastless hay).
Salts in general (the molecule combination of an alkaline metal element and a chlore element) are in general used for neurol and hormonal activities and balancing your body's water levels. Because our blood must be a bit alkalined (basal instead of acidic) for the vital enzymes to work. therefore you need salts. Shortage on this can have many negative effects if you are already on a healthy bodybuilding diet- with which I am referring to eating clean which is out of this post's scope. But excess of it is bad to if you have a dirty diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Because you what you put in your body is way more than what you throw out.
One thing many people forget is that you need salt for more than many things. The reason that eating salt less advised is purely based on statistical average upon groups where the health risks are already high which might turn even worse by the usage of excessive salt.
As long as you drink enough water (very slightly yellow pee while urinating every time except early in the morning- duh), excess salt will be thrown away either by your sweat or urine. But this does not mean that you can consume 1kg salt a day. Just use the right amount to make your meal tasty and drink enough water. It is that easy.
Also, salt won't make you sick if you are healthy and have no medical conditions threatening you which you inherited genetically like heart issues, blood pressure or blood tension issues. In those cases, consuming anything that regulates your blood osmose will be bad. /edit: By this, science has shown that people whom are prone to cardiovacular diseases are apt to get negative effects on consuming iodized table salt. For those, Potassium salts are advised in Chloride form (KaCl). To simplify it, if you suffer from a heart disease at the moment and/or it has been proved that a direct family member like father/mother/sibling has the issues with this, it is advised to get checked first before applying my advise. If your blood pressure and tension is ok (which you can measure with inexpensive devices on your own these days), than you are more likely to stay fine as long as you listen to your body, hydrate and move a bit more than you do :)
But in your case, very high salty and spicy diet might cause water retention and make you look a bit chubby. I would advice you to balance out your salt diet during the week. The easiest way to do it is as follows: every other day you eat salty enough that makes your meals taste just perfect, and every other day you use the half of the salt. That way you can reduce your overall during the week which will give you an indicator of how much you need it.
There is no general guideline for salt consumption. Because every single human body is unique when it comes to nutrition. You will have to check it out for yourself and experiment. Once again, as long as you keep yourself hydrated properly, you will be alright, also hydrating will make you and your muscles stronger too.
P.S.: I stated some of my references in the comments below. My belief of stack exchange usage depends that this is stack is a knowledge sharing community and not a prestigious peer-reviewing portal for rocket science. Therefore, if you would like to know more regarding this, let my post be an open door for you to go see the world out there and share with us what you have found in addition to what I could tell. I love giving what I have in terms of experience and wisdom and my humble apologies for not writing a scientific paper on this very area which I am no certified expert of.