Hey, I've just transitioned from full on meat-eater (meat & eggs every day, not so much dairy though) to vegan about 3/4 weeks ago. I expected hell the first couple of weeks, but apart from stinky farts I was actually fine! I think this was because becoming V was my only focus. I used the cronometer website to keep track of vitamins, minerals, proteins etc, and just put so much effort into planning my meals. I watched V docs every other night too to remind myself why I was doing it.
Anyway now that normal life is returning and am focused on other things, I've been getting lazy with meal planning, not using the cronometer website etc.. Am still V, but craving red meat so badly.. I actually had a dream last night about a fridge full of meat, ugh!
I'd love to hear from other people who've gone through this.. Especially the meat-eater to vegan transition.
Also, does anyone have any advice for quickly and easily packing in a lot of proteins, iron and calcium? Calcium was consistently a little on the low side when I was using cronometer. And I'm guessing it's iron I'm after with the red meat cravings.
Many are very like the real thing. Also, remember that meat is generally only tasting nice because of the seasonings and cooking we do to it. We can apply the same sort of premise to things like tofu and mock meats and get close to the same flavour we remember.
Dark leafy greens are good for iron; soy milk/soy, nuts, lentils, pulses etc are good for protein. Calcium is in vegetables, nuts, soy milk etc.
Make sure you have a good intake of vitamin d3 as that is required to absorb calcium properly.
As you are only a few months or less into veganism it is understandable you might get cravings. These will soon pass. It can happen to a vegan of many years but it's not that common as you're unlikely to remember what they taste like by then. I've been vegan for 10 years and don't remember the taste of most animal products.
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