Fraggle, I am not a vegetarian. However, I do acknowledge that vegetarianism is a healthier diet. It has been shown that vegetarianism significantly reduces your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. They also seem to have a reduced risk of gastric and colon cancer, probably because their diet is inherently higher in dietary fiber. As well, calling humans "carnivores" is illogical. Carnivores subsist *primarily* on meat. That does not hold true for humans, by a long shot. And humans are certainly not *obligatory* carnivores. If you were "raised on meat" then you craving for it isn't programming. It's more similar to an addiction. And like any addiction, if you "stay off it" for a while, you will probably lose your taste for it and cease to crave it. It's similar to salt in that way. Some people love salt. They crave it, actually. So they put it on every meal. But if you go for a week or so without eating salty food, you'll find that you lose your taste for it. That holds true for sweets and fatty food as well. Tons of money is spent by food companies to research food addiction and food cravings. Also, I think it isn't healthy if eating any single type of food constitutes one of your life's greatest pleasures. Eat to live. Don't live to eat. It will do wonders for your long term health.