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<a href="http://www.thisveganlife.org/i-couldnt-give-up-cheese-so-i-gave-up-animal-cruelty-instead/" target="_blank">http://www.thisveganlife.org/i-could...uelty-instead/</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">I used to think I could <i>never</i> give up cheese. After all, it was my very favorite food. When my husband and I would eat out at chi-chi restaurants, I wouldnt even look at the entrées or desserts; Id just order the cheese plate. Brie, havarti, gouda, goat, stilton, gorgonzola, fetaI loved them all. I remember one time (before I knew the truth about animal agriculture) I went to a local bookstore and was flipping through a copy of Joel Fuhrmans <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FEat-Live-Amazing-Nutrient-Rich-Sustained%2Fdp%2F031612091X%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fs%3Dbooks%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1329494602%26sr%3D1-1" target="_blank">Eat To Live</a>. I was reading along, nodding in agreement as he described a diet which contained no meat, no fish, no eggs, no oiland then I saw it: <i>no cheese</i>. Huh? Say again? What kind of joyless doctrine of abstention is this? <i>Fuuuhggit</i> about it. I quickly slammed the book shut and returned it to the shelf.<br>
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An excellent blog post about why cheese isn't worth it and how you can live without it even if you think you can't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Oh I wish there was a warning about the calf picture. Really is cheese so worth it to put an animal in a veal crate?
 

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Excellent link Ive bookmarked the entire blog...its brilliant!<br><br>
Ive cut out block cheese, I still am eating things that have cheese in, for now, as I feel I will be more succesful doing it a bit at a time. I dont even miss cheese on crackers at all...not like I thought I would!
 

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Thanks for posting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I've heard that cheese is literally addictive. What's in it that makes it this way for us? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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I missed it for a brief period, but I got over it soon enough. I think people often play up the physically addictive qualities of cheese to justify their psychological addiction to it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Limes</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3112833"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I've heard that cheese is literally addictive. What's in it that makes it this way for us? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"></div>
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An extremely small amount of peptides called Casomorphins.
 

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This is a great way of looking at this topic, one that a lot of animal lovers can relate to. Also, vegan cheeses have gotten a lot better than even just a few years ago!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Limes</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3112833"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I've heard that cheese is literally addictive. What's in it that makes it this way for us? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"></div>
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I don't believe it is. Well, at least it never was for me.<br><br>
People can be "addicted" to almost everything -- cars, images of George Costanza*, chocolate, the smell of fresh pine. That doesn't mean the object in question has to have addictive properties; I would look more into the person than into the object.<br><br><br>
*speaking of that, where's my fix?<br><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><img alt="" src="http://media.screened.com/uploads/0/4343/289519-costanza_large.png" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
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Ahhhhh there it is. *shivers go away*
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3112902"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't believe it is. Well, at least it never was for me.<br><br>
People can be "addicted" to almost everything -- cars, images of George Costanza*, chocolate, the smell of fresh pine. That doesn't mean the object in question has to have addictive properties; I would look more into the person than into the object.<br><br><br>
*speaking of that, where's my fix?<br><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><img alt="" src="http://media.screened.com/uploads/0/4343/289519-costanza_large.png" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
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Ahhhhh there it is. *shivers go away*</div>
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Ahhhhhh.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3112902"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't believe it is. Well, at least it never was for me.<br><br>
People can be "addicted" to almost everything -- cars, images of George Costanza*, chocolate, the smell of fresh pine. That doesn't mean the object in question has to have addictive properties; I would look more into the person than into the object.<br><br><br>
*speaking of that, where's my fix?<br><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><img alt="" src="http://media.screened.com/uploads/0/4343/289519-costanza_large.png" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
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Ahhhhh there it is. *shivers go away*</div>
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I thought you were going to show the pictures of him posing in his underwear with Kramer as the photographer.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3112902"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
People can be "addicted" to almost everything -- cars, images of George Costanza*, chocolate, the smell of fresh pine. That doesn't mean the object in question has to have addictive properties; I would look more into the person than into the object.</div>
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True, but it doesn't make a person's individual addiction any less difficult to break. I used to be that person who ordered a cheese plate in a restaurant too because I loved it but now I hardly ever crave dairy cheese.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Envy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3112911"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/005/498/1300044776986.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>.Goth-Alice.</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3112821"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Excellent link Ive bookmarked the entire blog...its brilliant!<br><br>
Ive cut out block cheese, I still am eating things that have cheese in, for now, as I feel I will be more succesful doing it a bit at a time. I dont even miss cheese on crackers at all...not like I thought I would!</div>
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Hummus on crackers my new addiction. I had to go cold turkey on cheese when I gave it up, I'm afraid if I ate some again I'd relapse.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Werewolf Girl</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3112700"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br><br><br>
An excellent blog post about why cheese isn't worth it and how you can live without it even if you think you can't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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I crave cheese almost every single day and I haven't had any for seven years. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> But I can and I am living without it, and I never thought I could! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Ive cut out block cheese</div>
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Thanks for posting that piece!
 

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Hell, I was even able to give it up during a period when I was still extremely uniformed about the reality of what's going on at "dairy" farms. I do remember "cheese" being a blanket for mediocre cooking. Like over-cooked/under-cooked rice/noodles or veggies, just cover it with cheese.
 
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