I’ve been a vegetarian for over a year and a half now, and I’m loving it! The only problem is, my body is STILL crazing fatty, salty foods, probably from the lack of meat. Do all vegetarians get these cravings? Do you guys have any healthy/organic snacks i could try to get off the junk food? Thanks!
It takes quite awhile to get off the sweet stuff. Like, I’ve been vegan/vegetarian since I was 16(I’m 20 now) and only within the last year have I not been able to eat candy or greasy food and I don’t crave it at all. Assuming you don;t eat crap food all the time, as time goes on, you’ll get over it naturally.
Also, you NEED fat in your diet, unless you have a medical condition saying otherwise, so trying eating some diced up, lightly salted avocado. It’s healthy and it might help with that salty/fatty food craving.
I try to cut down on my sugar consumption, so when I want something sweet, I get the variety pack of the instant oatmeal and just add a splash of almond milk, and that’s dessert. Or if I’m feeling ambitious, I’ll make cookies or something from scratch. my general rule is, I don’t make anything with more than a cup of sugar and 2/3 cup oil, except on rare occasions.
I don’t really crave junk food because I’ve never been addicted to it in the first place…
But I mean, eating potato chips once a week isn’t bad for you if you’re eating them everyday right now. Why not salt-covered nuts? They’re good!
I’d say move onto fruit to start as most fruit is sweet and could help calm the craves for sweet food a bit. Dried fruit is good as well as it keeps for ages and can be just as sweet.
Humous is great as well as a snack and rather filling with pita bread to dip in it but you could dip in carrots or cucumbers as well and it makes a wonderful tasting alternative to better in sandwiches.
I’m expecting people to reply telling you about nuts so if you have a favourite kind you’ve tried before then you could focus on them to eat or if you’ve never eaten many then try a few different types, maybe get a mixed pack. My favourites are macadamia and cashew nuts, both of which can be quite salty depending on how you buy them. Not to mentions nuts are good for protein as well.
There’s a wide range of things you can do really, you could even make your own potato crisp/wedges depending on how thin you cut them and just add a bit of salt or a dip and bada bing you’ve got something nommy and a fair bit healthier than the standard crisps you can buy in packets.
Once you start thinking about I’m sure you can come up with a few potential ideas though it can seem hard at first I know.
Hope it helps and you can still eat the junk foods since a small amount won’t hurt you so just remember to eat everything in moderation!
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