This might be a pointless post, but I feel the need to share with people who aren't going to say "YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE IT!"
Today, while walking home from a great (811-friendly) dinner, I got the sudden urge to throw everything away and get a slice of pizza. I have no idea what came over me. Ultimately, I went home, drank a bottle of water and had some papaya instead. It was really scary, I came super close :-(
The same thing happened to me today! I had an enormous urge to eat popcorn (my now old daily routine). I had a date and banana smoothie instead.
I am a beginner (not 100% HCRV yet), but I am glad that I am not the only one with haunting cravings attacking with a vengeance. Great job for sticking it out!
It can happen to some people in the beginning. Especially if you are doing this alone and without a support system.
But stay strong. You are doing this for your heath, and think about the animals lives that might be saved because of this.
This website might scare you off from cheese and dairy products, and therefore pizza:D
Good luck and Peace, PK
I take cravings as a sign that I have not had enough calories. I.E. if I have X calories in a day, and I have cravings at 6:00, I know that X was not enough for that particular day with that amount of activity. So if the next day is similar, I increase X.
Trying to fight cravings is hard. And the fewer cals you've had, the harder it gets. Pull a trick from the Star Trek book - if you can't win the game, change the rules. Eat more calories so you don't have to fight the craving battle in the first place.