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#1 Old 06-03-2016, 10:35 AM
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I just recently went vegan. I have been craving chocolate frosted dounettes, and chips and salsa. I want to find ways to not eat the dounettes, because they have eggs. I was told that if you're craving chocolate it is actually magnesium you're craving. Is this true?
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#2 Old 06-03-2016, 11:54 AM
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AFAIK chocolate itself is addictive. Anyways vegan doughnuts exist.

Also in my case if I keep myself well fed I don't get so many cravings for junk food.
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I just recently went vegan. I have been craving chocolate frosted dounettes, and chips and salsa. I want to find ways to not eat the dounettes, because they have eggs. I was told that if you're craving chocolate it is actually magnesium you're craving. Is this true?
It is usually that you are not eating enough calories. If you recently went vegan, there has not been enough time to develop huge deficiencies that cause cravings. The most common mistake new vegans make is to consume too few calories.

My advice: learn to cook. And eat!
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My usual answer: I have never heard a convincing reason to eat meat.
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I don't know, when I'm craving chocolate I just think I'm craving chocolate
Have you seen Pierres ice cream and stuff by you? They have a great dark chocolate sorbet that's vegan
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and vegan chocolate cake is easy as can be!
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I'll definitely look into making higher calorie meals. I love to cook. I even made lentils for breakfast. I'll even start to save my money to buy vegan treats.
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IDK about anyone else, but I feel that it's very important to keep "emergency chocolate" in the fridge, always LOL. The only difference now that I'm vegan is that I read the ingredients and buy ones with no dairy ^_^

If you're in a pinch you can make your own chocolate with cocoa powder, coconut oil, and a bit of sweetener; melt together in a saucepan and put into non-stick muffin tins in thin layers, then freeze. They will melt in room temperature, so keep them in a container in the freezer. They are soo soo good - you can even melt them over some berries in the summer for a really decadent (and healthy) treat!
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I just recently went vegan. I have been craving chocolate frosted dounettes, and chips and salsa. I want to find ways to not eat the dounettes, because they have eggs. I was told that if you're craving chocolate it is actually magnesium you're craving. Is this true?

Welcome to the forum!

Mercy For Animals has a beautifully-illustrated Vegetarian (actually vegan) Starter Guide, free to download. It summarizes vegan nutrition on page 13, and it has very easy meal ideas throughout: http://www.mercyforanimals.org/files/VSG.pdf

http://veganhealth.org/articles/dailyrecs

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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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#10 Old 06-04-2016, 10:39 AM
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I linked this in another thread. Worth bumping here too!
http://theveganstoner.blogspot.com/
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#11 Old 06-06-2016, 10:38 AM
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I don't know if I should say this because I don't know if you live in the US like me, but over here On The Border Cafe Style tortilla chips are vegan (there should be a line slanted right and upwards over the e in Cafe).
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