This lifestyle can seem restrictive. Getting over certain food cravings and / or addictions can be a challenge.
It seems people miss things like cheese, chocolate, crunchy things, salty things, flour things, ice cream, coffee, sugar, creamer, milk etc. Just the mention of the food item, a thought or a picture of it, can set off consuming thoughts and longing.
This is for those who are not lucky enough to be able to make up their minds and swear these foods off forever. Although it is best to taper off these foods as they are calorie dense, harmful to your health, make one eat more calories and do not help heal the addicted brain, here is some help for those in transition.
My next few blogs will attack these Beasts. Today I will help you deal with Cheese.
Cows milk is designed to grow a 70 pound calf into a 700 cow in 12 months (yes, even a grass fed cow). Cheese and ice cream are more concentrated versions of this growth formula.
Cheese is another addictive food. There are great recipes in our recipe page for creamy, vegan cheeses. These cheeses are great for recipes like vegan lasagna and fettuccine Alfredo.
If you are looking for a transition food that is much like gooey cheese, try Dalia Cheese which is available in the refrigerator section in most grocery stores.
Dalia Cheese is made with oil, so while it is an acceptable transition food, and a better option than dairy cheese, my family and I eventually stopped using this product.
If you are addicted to cheese, I highly recommend reading this book by Dr. Neal Bernard, The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy
Next time, we will deal with crunchy things.