The first few weeks of being vegan can seem pretty easy. Although you are still working out the kinks, and getting rid of the animal stuff you had before you became vegan, you are getting the hang of things pretty quickly. Then, all of the sudden, you get an unbearable urge for pepperoni pizza! What are you going to do?
The best thing you can do in this situation is to make a pepperoni pizza. Not with real cheese and ground carcass, but with the closest replicas you can find at your local grocery store. I don’t eat a lot of mock meat and soy cheese, but in these situations I do. It helps me beat the craving and gives me time to reflect on why I am vegan in the first place.
Early on in your veganism, don’t let the “vegan police” get to you. I’m sure that you’ve encountered these types before. They spend their time telling you that you aren’t doing enough for the animals, or ride you because you are still wearing a leather belt that you had before becoming vegan. Don’t worry about these people. They were once in the exact same situation as you currently are. There aren’t many people that have been vegan since birth, and even those people will have grown past the “police” stage. If you want to become one of them, go right ahead, but use your policing to teach new vegans something rather than beat them up for not being as vegan as you.