In the past month of coming back to a high-carb, low-fat vegan diet, I have been tripped up a few times by what I initially thought was a rational decision to keep some plain cooked rice in my otherwise fruity diet while I 'transitioned." The first couple of times I ate cooked rice, I ate it plain and was feeling ok with it. Slowly but surely, with each subsequent time I ate the rice, i added a bit of this and a bit of that--salty, spicy flavorings in order to get that taste sensation. I didn't really want the rice, per se, and i didn't really want any more fat. It's the SALT I'm struggling with!!
There is NO need for me to continue to keep cooked foods in my life. the only reason I would do so would be to feed my need for salt.
So, I'm here before all of you to admit my salt-aholism :-).
Mpw that I'm crystal clear on this, I can move forward knowing that i don't actually want--and therefore will choose to abstain from--aand all cooked carbs that only provide an excuse to indulge in puff-inducing poison!!!
Dr. Graham points out that the only other craving is for salt and that is why vegetables are important.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK5iBp_oOns&list=FLWLgc5HX3zcWbp...
I just came back to report that celery is my answer :-). How funny that I'd never bothered with something so simple. It really helps! I'm successfully dealing with the salt cravings. Works like a charm. :-D
That's great! How much celery? Plain or blended?