Cutting Out Salt On Raw Till 4

Everyday, someone asks me “is it possible to go without salt on raw till 4?”  The good news is the answer is YES!

But what’s the best way to cut out the salt?

Trouble Cutting Out Salt?

Trouble Cutting Out Salt?

Like many others out there, I initially found it difficult to cook without salt.  Admittedly, I was a bacon and sausage eating freak before going RawTill4.  Well, not a freak really, bu I did eat it once a week or so.  Now, I can’t stand the taste of salt when it’s added in a restaurant, let alone the copious amounts found in bacon.

So how do you survive the transition into a healthy, salt free diet?  My solution was to wean myself off salt in a slow and methodical manner.  Other Raw Till 4 people might disagree but I found it easier to slowly reduce the amount of salt I added to my potatoes, sweet potatoes, veggies, and pasta.  It took me a few weeks, but I am proud to say I’ve been salt free for many months now.

Salt is like an addiction, not unlike coffee, or bread, or sugar.  Your body gets used to it and craves even more.  Then you feel like crap.  It’s a vicious cycle, but one that is important to overcome as soon as possible on the program.

Substitutions for Salt on Raw Till 4

Many people, including myself, use lemon juice on potatoes instead of salt, and on rice, instead of high sodium soy sauce or salt.  Though lately I find I don’t even need to add lemon.  I just enjoy the taste of real food!  But, to make your transition to a salt free diet, I highly recommend squeezing fresh lemon juice on all your meals.

People also say that celery is a good substitute for salt on Raw Till 4, as celery is high in natural sodium. So look for some dehydrated and crushed celery if you it’s available where you live.

Depending on your stomach, you could also add some spice to your meals, instead of salt.  Things like habanero peppers or chilis added to your big plate of dinner veggies will help you forget about your salt cravings.

Don’t worry, it’s just a matter of retraining your taste buds.  Before long, your cravings for salt will disappear completely.

So the bottom line on cutting salt on the Raw Till 4 diet really comes down to breaking habits.  it takes 21 days to create a new habit, however it may take longer or shorter, depending on the person.  Remember, it’s not just your taste buds you have to master, it’s also your will power.

5 Responses to Cutting Out Salt On Raw Till 4

  1. Patricia says:

    This is a big one fr me! What about celery salt? I’ve seen it in whole food stores also garlic and onion powder with no added salt is that ok?

  2. Kiva says:

    If I drink herbal tea, Can I use raw honey on the Raw Til 4 diet? Or should I just stick to using coconut sugar? And what’s the recommended amount to consume?

  3. Lynda says:

    surely a little salt is ok. Salt brings out the flavours. I still use a pinch here and there and IV lost 10 kilos. I have no intention of giving up salt altogether. i eat raw 4 days per week no salt. And three nights I eat cooked with a pinch of salt, that’s not over doing it. Cheers lynda

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