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I was watching TV the other night and an ad for the new Popcorn Chicken flavours came on (Aust.) and all of a sudden I had this horrible craving, my mouth even started to water. I've only been off meat since the beginning of the year and this is my first real craving - apart from my bacon dream the other week, that was just bizarre.<br><br><br><br>
Are there certain foods you guys eat to get over it? I just ran to the tap and drank a huge glass of water, and ate a few dry biscuits.<br><br><br><br>
That's the other thing about giving up dairy - I can't live without chocolate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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i just try to find something that closely resembles the non-vegan food i'm craving. it's often your body's way of telling you you need nutrition. maybe you needed a little bit of concentrated protein. or more healthy fats in your diet. a bit of seared tofu and an avacado should do nicely. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
other cravings are psychological and have nothing to do with nutrition and everything to do with food bringing you comfort and familliarity. if you don't really feel hungry, find something else that might make you feel good. call an old friend and chat. take a hot bath and read a book. snuggle with your loved ones.
 

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after just a couple months after i became vegetarian, even before i went vegan, meat honestly started to look like flesh to me, i didnt see it as a steak i saw it as the side of a cows ass, i didnt see a golden roast chicken, i saw a carcas. seriously.<br><br><br><br>
think about what it is about the non veg food youre craving, like the popcorn chicken, when you think about it, chicken really doesnt taste like anything by itself, its the breading and frying that makes the popcorn chicken yummy, so maybe try another breaded food and dip it in the sauce you would dip the chicken in for example. you know? ive yet to see a non vegan food that doesnt have a vegan compromise.
 

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Ever since i saw Meet you meat <a href="http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp?video=mym2002" target="_blank">http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp?video=mym2002</a><br><br><br><br>
I havent had ANY cravings, not even for dairy products. Its the only Peta video ive seen, but im sure the others are as gruesome and off putting.<a href="http://www.petatv.com/more.html" target="_blank">http://www.petatv.com/more.html</a><br><br>
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thefragile, if you're craving something like popcorn chicken, try cubing some tofu, coating it with breadcrumbs and deepfrying it... I found that what I was actually craving was the crumbedyumminess... and fried tofu is a bit chickenish IMO.<br><br><br><br>
Also, you don't have to give up choc. We in Aust are lucky to have Sweet William soy chocolate, it's suitable for vegans and is quite yummy, I recommend the rice crackle variety. Coles and Woolworths (health food section) have them as do some health shops.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by DannyKass</i><br><br><b>Ever since i saw Meet you meat <a href="http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp?video=mym2002" target="_blank">http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp?video=mym2002</a><br><br><br><br>
I havent had ANY cravings, not even for dairy products. Its the only Peta video ive seen, but im sure the others are as gruesome and off putting.<a href="http://www.petatv.com/more.html" target="_blank">http://www.petatv.com/more.html</a><br><br>
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Ok I don't care how disgusting Soy Milk tastes, that video has just made me vegan. I'm shaking, that as so disturbing. I guess we all grow up with that idealised image of the happy animals on the big friendly farm. Thanks.
 

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I just thought of meat, like "shredded pork", ect, as muscles, I could see the stringyness of the musclefibers, and that was really gross. I also got grossed out when a peice of fried chicken had a feather on it. ::bleh::
 

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it really does remind you of the halocaust, huh? that video made me cry when i saw it the first time, and when i had it on to show other people i cried again. a friend i work with recently became vegetarian after helping her mom kill a chicken for that night's dinner. yummy.
 

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I second the suggestion to bread some tofu and fry it up...I made vegetable tempura in January, and that really satisfied the need to have that fattening crunchy goodness. ^_^<br><br><br><br>
I slipped and had a bite of milk chocolate the other day, and it tasted funny to me...it's weird. I used to love milk chocolate, but now, it has a weird aftertaste and I don't care for it that much. The dark vegan chocolate I've eaten tastes richer and more satisfying to me, now.<br><br><br><br>
My biggest challenge is cheese. I'm struggling to avoid it, and sometimes it is SO hard. I try to think of it as a nasty thing...congealed and gross, but that's difficult because I've had a love affair with cheese for the past 24 years, it seems. ^^;;<br><br><br><br>
Fortunately? (Or not...) I seem to have lost my ability to digest dairy, so if I slip and eat cheese, I pay for it with awful stomach cramps. That's a pretty decent deterrent. ^^;;
 

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Some tofu jerky or vegan bacon subs are good for cravings, if that dream keeps coming around! And the tofu nugget idea is good too.<br><br>
I find that thinking about what I'm *really* craving helps to find a sub that satisfies. I think a lot of non-veg cravings are for the texture or flavorings, as someone mentioned. Those are easily duplicated. Stock your spice drawer! Mine is packed. Also, consider if it's simply sour, sweet, salty, etc., instead of a particular product. Sometimes food cravings are indications of thirst in actuality; not hunger, I've read.
 

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And what about emotional eating? I've also heard that this is why people reach for comfort foods, which are almost always fat-laden or junky. Maybe missing food from our childhood? Maybe the feeling it gives us -- chocolate is a good example! Many get an actual brain effect from certain foods, effecting moods; depression, etc.; Or maybe cravings from habit?
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Strix</i><br><br><b>Some tofu jerky or vegan bacon subs are good for cravings, if that dream keeps coming around! And the tofu nugget idea is good too.</b></div>
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That dream was bizaarre *lol*. This piece of bacon was chasing me around and force fed me a Cheeseburger *bleurg* heehee. Mind you I used to dream about chocolate before I became Veggie - then I'd get up at 4am and stuff my face with the first cocoa-product I found.
 

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I'm going to a restaurant tonite with friends... it's going to be hard with meat now after that video! ARGH! The restaurant is veg friendly thankfully but still...
 

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I have found that i do not crave milk, meat, or cheese by making sure i have soy milk, hummus, cashews, almond butter, avocados, hummus, vegan chocolate, and tofutti ice cream around and available to eat. When i get a weird craving i always have a vegan replacement. Like someone said it's really the sweet, sour, or salty taste that we crave. If i'm craving somehting greasy like fast food i make sure i stir-fry some veggies with tons of oil and salt or I make greasy french fries, YUM. Or i have a vegan Boca burger with the works! You get the idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by thefragile77</i><br><br><b>That dream was bizaarre *lol*. This piece of bacon was chasing me around and force fed me a Cheeseburger *bleurg* heehee. Mind you I used to dream about chocolate before I became Veggie - then I'd get up at 4am and stuff my face with the first cocoa-product I found.</b></div>
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That reminds me of that Wienerschnitzel commercial, lol. Do you have that one where you are? Anyway, it's a little hotdog being chased around.<br><br><br><br>
I haven't had food come alive and chase me, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> but I did have a creepy-weird-traumatic- recurring, childhood dream of being chased underground by Batman and Robin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> ...nevermind...
 

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Ever since I went Vegan (fairly recently) I have been wondering about this.<br><br><br><br>
I used to LOVE cheese crackers. Cheezits, Cheese Nips, Goldfish, etc. Now, I am normally a cracker fiend, but no wheat, or plain cracker will really satisfy me.<br><br><br><br>
Are there ANY Vegan cheese crackers out there? Or am I pretty much screwed? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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FafaFrappy: I'm sure somewhere there must be vegan "cheez" crackers. Ask at the natural foods store. I bet there might be an internet source.<br><br><br><br>
I just watched part of the Peta Meet your Meat video<br><br>
I had to turn it off - it's just too disturbing<br><br>
AND MY SOUND DOESN'T EVEN WORK RIGHT NOW<br><br>
I'm veganish (vegan diet - and try with everything else) now, and I don't need any more incentive.<br><br>
I will recommend it to the next omni that has a sarcastic remark about how I choose to live though!
 

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you know ceryna, dairy had the same affect on me the last time i slipped and ate some. My stomach was saying some awful things to me that night. *whew* plus it hqad a weird taste afterwards. So far i have found nothing to satisfy a cheese craving so i try to ignore it and find another food to crave. Luckily so far that's worked
 
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