Dealing with cravings. One of the questions I have gotten most often- “how bad are the cravings?”
Well- they haven’t been bad at all! My worst craving has been wanting eggs. I love eggs. I want eggs. Other than that- as long as I’m not extremely hungry and walking through a bbq joint- my life is pretty easy. But look at it this way- most things that you eat that are full of meat by-products: you can copy and create a vegan version. I was craving mac & cheese so I made macaroni & ‘cheese’. I was craving cupcakes- I have cupcakes. We want lasagna- we make lasagna. Pizza- yes pizza. They might be a little off- but it’s close enough that we haven’t really been lacking at all.
Now- when I do get a craving that I can’t shake, I’m learning to rely on two things. Zucchini & Chocolate. Really. When I’m craving some salt or something with salt- but don’t want to fall off the wagon OR eat unhealthy- I cut a zucchini and make some quick, easy & yummy zucchini chips. When I’m craving sweet and it’s not a junk food day (meaning no cupcakes just lying around)- I have some dark chocolate almond milk (they come in single servings and are awesome and really healthy).
Oh- and sushi- turns out that veggie sushi tastes about the same as tuna sushi once you add all of the soy sauce & wasabi (and about half the price).