I have been a raw foodist for about two years, and it didn't work...at first :)
I ate mostly fat and refined sugar (agave). I ate dried foods daily, and I made complex recipes that were mostly made of seeds, coconut, or avocado. I was particularly extreme when it came to salt. I would consume roughly three tablespoons a day. It seemed like I could never add enough salt to anything. Everything I ate was fatty, and deluded with either salt or sugar. I was tired, unmotivated, and addicted...
I have been a strict low fat raw vegan who has consumed basically nothing but fruits and vegetables for the past three weeks. All I can say is this: MY BODY WORKS PROPERLY NOW! Energy and clarity are side effects of that :) Two weeks ago I decided to no longer add any salt to my food. Up until now I only made sweet recipes under the misconception that if I didn't add dates there would not be enough flavor to satisfy me.
Today I felt like making a savory meal. I blended tomatoes with a piece of bell pepper, fresh basal, juice from a lemon, and a small piece of celery. I created zucchini noodles and I poured this over it. When I tasted it I was shocked. It tasted salty!!!
In fact, it was a bit TOO salty, yet very satisfying. Next time I'll put less celery.
My taste buds have become sensitized. If I added salt to any of my amazing and simple recipes it would ruin them. This food has depth! It is dynamic and delicious! There is no need for refined and toxic substances that overstimulate the taste buds, and therefore numb them.
Salt is a waste of time, an illusion really. You want it only if you eat it; pure addiction.
Drink agua instead and experience HEALTH!