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Hi<br><br><br><br>
I am new to the vegetarian lifestyle.<br><br><br><br>
I am finding it so easy to give up red meat/chicken/fish. In fact I am feeling so energetic and healthy and love the food I am eating, which is mainly fruit & vegetables and beans/lentils.<br><br><br><br>
I have given up coffee and now drink green tea. However the only downfall I have is cheese, I just love a little bit sprinkled on top of so many casserole sort of dishes. How do you overcome this?
 

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Step 1. Stop eating cheese.<br><br><br><br>
I don't buy it anymore so the only time I'm tempted is when other people are eating it. For example, my roommates baked up a lasagna tonight that smelled really yummy, but I just ate some equally yummy chili instead. After awhile, I didn't really crave cheese much and if I ate any dairy, my intestines would yell at me for awhile. It does get easier, so don't quit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Cheese is physically addicitive, so you really just have to not eat it for awhile, and suffer the withdrawl, and then it gets much easier.<br><br>
I would recommend staying away from all the cheese substitues for awhile. They taste nasty if you still remember what dairy really tastes like.<br><br>
Go for creamy fatty foods when you are craving cheese, like hummus, guacamole, babaganoush, etc.<br><br><br><br>
Also check out the 'weaning off dairy... the support thread' which is sticked at the top of this forum.<br><br>
There are lot's of tips and support there.
 

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Thanks for the ideas.<br><br><br><br>
My roommate has cheese so that is where the problem is. But I guess honestly I just need more willpower.
 

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hahahah thanks that made me laugh<br><br><br><br>
I must admit when I do have a small amount now I can really taste how heavy and creamy it is - but the rotten boob vomit should give me some willpower !
 

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I prefer to think of cheese as curdled bovine mammary secretions, personally.
 

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Cheese is physically addicitive, so you really just have to not eat it for awhile, and suffer the withdrawl, and then it gets much easier.</div>
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On Supersize Me one of the nutritionists said that Morgan Spurlock had mood swings because McDonald's cheese contains opiates. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:"><br><br><br><br>
Remember what ~Wonder said. Cheese is mammary secretions that have been left to rot for a long time in a dirty, smelly proccessing plant. The average glass of milk contains one to seven drops of pus. Now imagine eating that in its rotten and concentrated form. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"> Hopefully that should discourage you from cheese.
 

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I am with them. Keep a reminder of what is in that stuff. Don't forget that there is blood present as well as pus. The machines put on dairy cows for milking are violent beasts.<br><br><br><br>
Also, cheese and veal pretty much go hand-in-hand. Cheese = dead cow baby, and eventually dead cow mommy.
 

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Eggs were my enemy when I went vegan. I remember one morning I had a craving so bad I was rocking back and forth for at least an hour.<br><br><br><br>
So when I went home that day I made a collage of photos of egg hens on the factory farms. I included photos of both kinds of farms, caged and free-roam and and then I printed it off and I stuck it right on the front of my school binder so I had to look at it all the time. I had debeaking photos, photos of dead chicks, photos of dirty hens crammed in cages or running around an overcrowded pen in urine and feces with corpses lying around.<br><br><br><br>
I haven't craved eggs in a year and I doubt I ever will.
 

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Thank you all - no cheese today and by keeping some of these thoughts you have all told me I am confident that I can give cheese up.
 

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Yay Nomiii! My downfall is butter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I eat a lot of plain buttered toast and pikelets and toasted muffins (the bread kind not the sweet kind) due to ill health and to be honest the vegan margarines are just a bit...well....blech <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> That and my morning coffee where I am addicted to condensed milk. Otherwise I haven't had anything in about a week (and yes, I do admit that I am still milk drinking when it comes to my coffee <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"> )
 

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Yay Nomiii! My downfall is butter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I eat a lot of plain buttered toast and pikelets and toasted muffins (the bread kind not the sweet kind) due to ill health and to be honest the vegan margarines are just a bit...well....blech <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> )</div>
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Really?! What vegan margarine are you using? Earth Balance? I think that stuff tastes ten times better than regular margarine. Although I guess it might not be better than butter, I dunno, I never really ate butter when I was l/o. (Heh..."ate butter"...that makes it sound like you just peel the foil off and take bites...ewwwwww.)
 

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I was vegetarian for over 6 years before deciding to give up dairy/eggs. I now have been dairy/egg free for over 8 months and I feel amazing! I'll be honest, the first month I had awful cravings for cheesy foods but I found that by using another food item that is equally as creamy it really helped. Use hummus, guacamole, vegan cheeses (sour cream, cream cheese, block cheeses) until you've adjusted and no longer have cravings.<br><br><br><br>
I also agree with everyone else - keep reminding yourself what cheese really is, where it comes from, etc. Best of luck!
 

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On Supersize Me one of the nutritionists said that Morgan Spurlock had mood swings because McDonald's cheese contains opiates. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:"><br><br><br><br>
Remember what ~Wonder said. Cheese is mammary secretions that have been left to rot for a long time in a dirty, smelly proccessing plant. The average glass of milk contains one to seven drops of pus. Now imagine eating that in its rotten and concentrated form. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"> Hopefully that should discourage you from cheese.</div>
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Wow, that is just foul (and motivating)!!<br><br><br><br>
I don't remember hearing the comment about opiates in McDonald's cheese during the documentary. Is that true?
 

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it might help to learn about and remind yourself of the dairy-veal connection and the slaughter of dairy cows and picture a veal calf or his mom in a slaughterhse when you crave cheese. made it pretty easy for me.
 

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Hi<br><br><br><br>
I am new to the vegetarian lifestyle.<br><br><br><br>
I am finding it so easy to give up red meat/chicken/fish. In fact I am feeling so energetic and healthy and love the food I am eating, which is mainly fruit & vegetables and beans/lentils.<br><br><br><br>
I have given up coffee and now drink green tea. However the only downfall I have is cheese, I just love a little bit sprinkled on top of so many casserole sort of dishes. How do you overcome this?</div>
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Cheese is addictive. It is the caseine in it. So actually, you are just having withdrawal symptoms. (I am not kidding here, this is scientific).<br><br><br><br>
If you realise that you're just having withdrawal symptoms and that these will pass (a bit like nicotine withdrawal but not so bad), then it might make things easier for you. At least you can UNDERSTAND this "need" you feel for cheese.<br><br><br><br>
There is also a substance in milk products that is similar to morphine.
 

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Stop eating it! I know you can do it. I've only been vegan 3 months and now I can't walk through the cheezy area of a whole foods or a central market without being absolutly disgusted by the smell. I remember wanting to cart butt this lady in front of me who was just strolling because I felt like I couldn't breathe!<br><br>
Be strong. Your body will thank you!
 

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I thought cutting out dairy would be a lot harder than it has been. I have only been dairy free for a month (even prior to that I only had cheese a couple times a week, no milk or anything else), but what finally did it for me was seeing the image of a dairy cow with her abnormally huge udders trying to walk - it was obvious how much pain she was experiencing - shortly after eating a bunch of cheese. I literally threw up!<br><br><br><br>
I think too, being a nursing mom, the connection really hit home about the mama and baby being torn apart, with the mama suffering so much and the baby ending up as veal.<br><br><br><br>
For about a week everytime I would crave cheese I would conjure up those images. Really easy way to lose your appetite! After that first week i didn't want it at all.<br><br><br><br>
I also traded in some of my multi purpose cookbooks for some vegan ones and that has helped me be motivated about making new dishes.
 
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