Dear Diary. When I began my wellness regime, I knew I would want to give up a few things to feel better and lose weight. I expected to miss those things and want to indulge in them from time to time. I presume everyone goes through that.
I’ve geared myself up to handle these cravings with gentleness and patience.
BUT – What really blew my mind was when I found myself trying to suck the salt out of my homemade vegetable soup. There was a bit of salt in there but apparently not enough to satisfy this insatiable desire to become a human salt lick. What happened to craving chocolate or sugar or pasta? With complete and utter surprise, I would gladly trade them all in for a moment alone with my salt shaker. What the?
It has all become clear to me now…. all these years – the desire for cheese and chips was really all about the salt, wasn’t it? Remove the pasta and the potato and leave a puddle of salt please.
I am actually angry when my food lacks enough salt. ANGRY…. can you believe it? Now that’s scary. And why hasn’t anyone mentioned this to me before? Not a doctor or a fellow over-eater. Does anyone else have a salt addiction? Is there a 12 Step Program for that?
All I know is my cankles are thanking me for the low sodium… but my tongue hates me with a passion.