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

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Welcome to veggieboards! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><br><br>
You just need some good mock meats and some good ways to cook them, and you're set.
 

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Redwoods do some fairly good mock meat.......I buy their chorizos, fake chicken things, and their hotdogs..<br><br>
I like the hot dogs cut up, and put in with some pasta, and their cheddar cheezly..<br><br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> 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 to the veggieboards and your cravings of meat will subside over time, just get yourself some mockmeats for now and you will be fine.
 

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

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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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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>JDino</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2971429"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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!</div>
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yes that is for sure .
 

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Welcome Victoria,<br>
only 9 months and counting here.<br>
I don't actually have meat cravings at all anymore, I honestly don't see going back to it.<br><br>
The cravings go away a little more each day, Hang in there your body will love you for it.
 

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I craved meat like crazy at first. It'll go away. In the meantime, I agree with the mock-meat advice.
 

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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.<br>
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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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fatman</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2971502"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
maybe its just me but, mock meats were not exactly edible when I first stopped eating meat. It all tasted pretty much nasty.<br>
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.</div>
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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.</div>
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My problem with mock meat is that they try to make it look and taste just like the real thing.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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.</div>
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Sometimes, yeah.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> Hello and welcome! The meat cravings <b>do</b> go away. For me, the solution to making the transition easier was finding foods with textures similar to meats and creating vegetarianized versions of my favorite comfort foods.
 

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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.</div>
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Thanks, I am a full flavor person! I do enjoy good flavor.
 
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