Thanks so much for commenting on my post. I think I really am going to have to stock up on dates! I love dates, so that won't be an issue. I need to make a habit of eating much more in the morning. You are right!
I have already tried the connection-breaking on the memories. Something is still blocking me. Is it my job? Just recently, I made an accommodation request (as I am deaf) to pull me off the sales floor into the warehouse as much as they can to take the lip-reading stress off me, and that required me to give up being responsible for the junk "sport foods" and the camping foods to someone else to devote to. We'll have to see if it does it for me after someone else has been watching the food for a while.
The oils AND the salt are my culprits. There are emotional entanglements with food. It's been a PITA to work through. I have been vegetarian for over 18 years, vegan for over 13 of these years. I have gone LFRV for as long as 59 days.
Italian reminds me of dinners with Mom when I would visit her in the big city when I was living by a small town two hours away.
Mexican reminds me of home in south Texas and my friends from there who I miss.
I used to make grilled cheese sandwiches and tortilla cones (heat them up, drop a dab of butter in the middle and spread it around, and fold into quarters to hold the butter until I got to the bottom. I would do this when I was home by myself and my Dad/stepmother were not home, as I was lonely and away from Mom.
However, I do not drink at all now, and I last had most soda pops the last time in 1984. The only thing I kept was Sprite-like drinks, which I stopped about 1993. The ONLY thing I drink now is distilled water.
I see you found the Raw Foodie Beauties group. There is a potluck June 23d. It's at Griffith Park. I haven't heard of any other potlucks. If/when I do I'll let you know. Wishing you a great day, Loretta :-)