As someone who took sudden meat cravings in the past two months when I cut down carbs and eliminated eggs--I know it can be rough.
But meat cravings, like, carb cravings, are self-reinforcing: you crave what you've trained your body to crave.
I craved fish when I cut out fish, and eggs and greek yogurt when I became vegan.
But when the craving subsided, I felt much, much better on my low-gluten, unprocessed, vegan diet than I ever have before --and steadily lost at the same time.
Originally Posted by bluestegosaurus
What you need are legumes.
This is exactly right. I added black, pinto, navy, garbanzo, and soy beans, lentils, nutritional yeast, and dark green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, kale, chard), a modest amount of brown rice, and some nuts to my diet and took out processed food as much as possible
I eat a substantial but veggie-based salad (no "crunch" or "dressing" calories) for lunch every day and a light cooked-veggie supper, and I have been shocked at how easily I've shed excess pounds: ~12 in just over two months.
Hope this is useful and motivating!