Non Vegan Cravings? Here’s how to help get rid of them!
Everyone goes vegan for reasons. Some people do it for the animals, others for their health, for the environment.
Everyone has a different experience with going vegan as well. Some vegans are repulsed by all animal products and are able to do it cold turkey, never craving animal products again.
Other people may struggle more and still deal with non vegan cravings even after going vegan.
If you are one who struggles with craving non vegan food, this post is for you.
#1 Educate Yourself
Educating yourself about what the animals have to go through is one of the best things to do to get rid of non vegan cravings.
Watch documentaries such as Earthlings, Food Inc, and Lucent to become aware of what the animals have to go through in order for those products to be produced. You can also check out this post on 10 Life Changing Vegan Documentaries I wrote.
If you are craving dairy, watch videos of dairy cows having their calves stolen from them moments after birth.
If you are craving a meat product, watch videos of animals at the slaughterhouse.
If you are craving eggs, watch videos of hens in factory farms.
Once you see what the animals have to go through in order for those products to be produced, once you see how much they suffer and are tortured, it will be easier to say no to those products.
#2 Find Vegan Alternatives
If you are craving something non vegan, you don’t need to ignore that craving! You just need to find a vegan source of it that you enjoy. For example, if you are craving cheese, buy a bunch of different vegan cheeses and experiment with them to see what one you like best, and what one satisfies your craving.
If you are craving ice cream, go out and buy some vegan ice cream!
If you are craving cookies, go and buy some vegan cookies.
The amazing thing about being vegan is that there is now a vegan alternative for every single food out there- cookies, cakes, cupcakes, ice cream, hot dogs, burgers, chips, cheese, yoghurt, milk, chocolate, etc. Anything that you are craving that isn’t vegan, you should try to find a vegan version of it to eat instead.
#3 Research How Bad Animal Products Are For Your Health
Maybe if you know how bad animal products are for your health, you won’t be as tempted to eat them.
Watch documentaries such as Forks Over Knives, Food Matters, and Food Inc to learn about how bad animal products are for your health.
Do you know that all dairy contains pus in it?
Did you know that cheese and milk contain a protein called casein that causes cancer?
Did you know that meat products are extremely carcinogenic?
Did you know that eggs have more cholesterol than burgers?
Did you know that dairy causes acne?
Once you educate yourself about how terrible animal products are for your health, it will be easier to stay away from them since you don’t want to get the negative effects that come with eating them.
#5 Visit a Farm Sanctuary
If you are having trouble seeing animals as individuals, go to a farm sanctuary! Most people have never seen a cow, pig, or chicken in person in their entire lives.
Going to a farm sanctuary is the perfect way to form a true connection with an animal, and view them as the living and sentient beings that they are.
#6 Don’t Give Up
Whatever you do, don’t give up! The cravings for animal products WILL go away.
It will be hard in the beginning, but it will only get easier. The longer you go without eating animal products, the easier it will be to continue living without them. Your taste buds will change, and soon those foods will repulse you.
Keep eating vegan alternatives of foods you are craving and soon your body will get used to the vegan versions and crave those instead!
Do you have any tips that you implement that help you with your non vegan cravings? If so feel free to comment below and share this post with your friends.