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Hi there my names Victoria and I've been a vegan for about 6 months now but I'm still terribly missing meat which makes me sad and angry haha!

I need people to give me words of wisdom or ideas, basically why I joined so that I could get some support for my 'addiction' haha


I've had one slip up which is really silly and it involved me going to the shop to buy a pre-cooked sausage and munching it on the way home secretly and then throwing the evidence in a bus-stop bin. I didn't even like it that much!

Please tell me I'm being silly and I have made this decision for the best reasons - I hate cruelty to animals and I love to see them in their natural habitats happy and healthy!

Thanks for reading
Victoria xx
 

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Redwoods do some fairly good mock meat.......I buy their chorizos, fake chicken things, and their hotdogs..

I like the hot dogs cut up, and put in with some pasta, and their cheddar cheezly..

it might help with any cravings......I know that their fake cheese(cheezly) has helped me with cheese cravings.
 

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Haha yeh I get cheese cravings too
not as much as meat tho - yeh I have tried some of these and they are great! I actually always preferred fake bacon to real bacon anyway so that wasn't hard haha. Sometimes they can be so expensive though!
 

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welcome!

yes, mock meats help a lot. And coming here to talk to likeminded people helps as well! also what helped me to give up fish was watching a short video on cruelty of fishing. kills my cravings now
 

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Welcome! I still get cravings too, and sometimes it's hard to fight them off. I believe there are great health benefits in not eating meat, so I always remind myself of that. Hang in there!
 

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Welcome Victoria,
only 9 months and counting here.
I don't actually have meat cravings at all anymore, I honestly don't see going back to it.

The cravings go away a little more each day, Hang in there your body will love you for it.
 

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maybe its just me but, mock meats were not exactly edible when I first stopped eating meat. It all tasted pretty much nasty.
Now however, I do enjoy them and there are some that I cant tell the difference. I think I had to retrain my taste buds and forget the taste of real meat before I was able to accept it.
 

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maybe its just me but, mock meats were not exactly edible when I first stopped eating meat. It all tasted pretty much nasty.
Now however, I do enjoy them and there are some that I cant tell the difference. I think I had to retrain my taste buds and forget the taste of real meat before I was able to accept it.
I agree with this about pretty much all mock meat. except burgers, those tasted almost the same for me
 

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I think that the problem people have with mock meat is that they expect it to taste like real meat. I like that it doesn't, and I wouldn't eat it if it did.
 

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I think that the problem people have with mock meat is that they expect it to taste like real meat. I like that it doesn't, and I wouldn't eat it if it did.
My problem with mock meat is that they try to make it look and taste just like the real thing.

With Veggie burgers I still dont really like them, but if you put enough stuff on them like the lettuce, tomatoes, condiments etc... they are certainly edible.
 

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My problem with mock meat is that they try to make it look and taste just like the real thing.

With Veggie burgers I still dont really like them, but if you put enough stuff on them like the lettuce, tomatoes, condiments etc... they are certainly edible.
Sometimes, yeah.
 

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I found that it wasn't necessarily the meat that I craved but the flavoured associated with meat. eg. The curry sauce, the gravy, the bbq flavouring or the certain mix of onion, garlic and spices.Often replicating those flavours and serving them on or with vegetables (especially mushrooms and potatoes), tofu, legumes (especially chickpeas) or seitan was enough to satisfy a perceived 'meat' craving.
 

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I don't really want to get into the habit of "mock meat". I may use it for awhile but don't want to substitute it for real meat. I may try tofu. Does this sound realistic? Or is mock meat realistic?
 

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I found that it wasn't necessarily the meat that I craved but the flavoured associated with meat. eg. The curry sauce, the gravy, the bbq flavouring or the certain mix of onion, garlic and spices.Often replicating those flavours and serving them on or with vegetables (especially mushrooms and potatoes), tofu, legumes (especially chickpeas) or seitan was enough to satisfy a perceived 'meat' craving.
Thanks, I am a full flavor person! I do enjoy good flavor.
 
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