Just wondering. Are you always 100% raw? If you are, what keeps you so committed and perseverant? If you aren't, what do you struggle with and what do you eat on those occasions? What foods tempt you?
Me, I used to eat potatoes, yams, and french fries on occasion when not following 80-10-10, but I realize the consequences now of doing this. They are high glycemic foods and spike the bloodstream quickly, causing me to be groggy and have mood swings. So recently, I've been 100% raw.
Tell me your stories.
When I crave something crunchy, I too have popcorn from time to time. I pop it in an air-popper and eat it plain, without any butter or salt. It seems pretty harmless once in a while. I do not suddenly feel worse if I have some popcorn, nor do I suddenly feel better when I eat a piece of fruit instead.
I am not recommending that anyone else eat air-popped popcorn without any butter or salt; just admitting that I do.
Not always 100% but nowadays when I slip it's just on rice/potatos without nasty condiments. Also I eat some nuts that are roasted. Vegan pizza still tempts me when my other family members leave leftovers in the fridge. But usually as long as I'm fruit-filled and not over-tired I can withstand the temptation. And, like you said, I fully understand the consequences and know what all the salt will do. There really is no other feeling than being 100% and this is now what my body craves. A lot of times I will think I want to eat something (like those corn chips on the counter) but if I give myself a few secs I realize that no, that's not what I want. What I want are those ripe mangoes over there!
Confirmation Bias - A type of selective thinking whereby one tends to notice and to look for what confirms one’s beliefs, and to ignore, not look for, or undervalue the relevance of what contradicts one’s beliefs.
I've noticed that too.. I found that intimidating at first, I don't know, just a thought.
The point is we're all working together and trying hard to do what is healthiest for the planet, the people, and the animals, even if we do slip up once in a while. Better than no effort at all.
AlyssaBanana - I tend to agree.
I do like to add that when I eat nuts and seeds sometimes, they are not raw. Just because of the purpose of availability and money. I also don't use raw carob powder. But these are minimal parts of my diet and I don't see much of a difference in how I feel.