Post # 1
I have no idea why, or when it started exactly, all I know is that I recognize my affinity for salt now. When I was younger, I do not rememeber liking salty food as much as I do now. I don’t remember adding extra salt to food, or it really being a big deal, but lately it’s salt this & salt that.
The bad thing is, I know it’s not good for me…but I absolutely love salty stuff. I’m eating some regular lays chips right now & they are AMAZING lol.
Anyone else’s tastes in food changed with age?
Post # 3
I have a MAJOR salt problem. I salt everything and have for at least the last 10 yrs (and it’s getting worse). I know I need to quit, but…
Oh and I love lays chips too! =)
Post # 4
I know there’s such thing as a salt substitute, but the idea of it really weirds me out. I mean, what is it MADE out of? What could possibly taste like salt, but is NOT salt?
Post # 5
I don’t think my tastes have changed but I pick salty over sweet all the time. I LOVE salty stuff soooooo much more than sweets.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t trust a salt subsititute. It can’t be anything healthy for you. Maybe try finding ways to use less of it but still get the flavor? Or the sea salt, since it’s bigger you get less per measure than table salt.
Post # 7
@ MissAsB – yeah, I use sea salt at home…it is bigger & that kinda bugs me because you can feel the crunch of the little salt rocks but I know it is healthier..
@ ColeB – I find myself picking salty stuff over sweets more now also. It’s so odd. I don’t know what’s worse for me, salt or sugar lol.
Post # 8
I’m more into salty stuff now as I’m older too.
FI actually suggested hitting a movie tonight and I’m sick as a dog but I really want movie theatre popcorn (yes seriously). It took everything in me to say no.
Post # 9
As I’ve gotten older, there are a few foods that I used to hate as a kid that I now like–mushrooms and feta cheese are a couple. FWIW, I’ve always been a salty snack gal. I could eat my weight in movie theater popcorn or tortilla chips and salsa. 😉
Incidentally, I heard Dr. Oz say on his show today that often when you’re craving salt, your body is actually dehydrated. He suggested that if you want to stave off a craving for salty stuff to drink a big glass of water first.
Post # 10
@ Jessie – that makes sense about the water.
I am actually back to drinking 8 glasses a day (to help shed inches) so maybe that will help some with the salt addiction as well.
Post # 11
I go through such phases! I’ve recently discovered I LOOOVE butter. Like I can’t keep it in my house because I just eat it. And buttercream? YUM!
Post # 12
I get my salt fix from popcorn made on the stove the old-fashioned way with (real) melted butter and kosher salt flakes. yum! (or sprinkle some brown sugar on too for a kettle-corn taste!)
Post # 13
mmmmmmmm…. salty sweet popcorn.
FI and I make popcorn in an air popper all the time, it’s our favorite indulgence
Post # 14
This post caught my eye as I really, really like salt. This has only happened over the past year or so. I don’t really salt my food, but I’d take potato chips over chocolate any day!
Post # 15
I actually cant stand salty foods! Growing up my parents cooked with almost no salt and Ive just gotten used to it. Whenever I eat out I cant stand how salty the food is and im drinking tons of water the rest of the night. Try using less salt at home, gradually you will grow to liking less salt. Trust me youll feel so much better with out all the salt too!
Post # 16
I love salt! You would not believe the amount of salt I put on french fries! I’m trying to cut back though because I know it’s not good for me and that while it’s not affecting my health now, it will when I’m older.