For me it was an easy shift. It is impossible for me to eat animal products (including eggs, milk and honey), since I don't want to partake in sentient beings death and suffering. And everyone eating animal products is contributing to this.
Animals are just treated terribly; some examples:
http://www.peta.org/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=factory%20farm [also in
Sweden they are, e.g. chickens:
People whom have eating meat can have a lot of meat cravings, since
regular meat-eating in several ways is like a drug; but with a strong
motivation one can overcome it.
I also recommend you this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQCe4qEexjc
I found this website helpful (ignoring that which contains animal products): www.drfuhrman.com/
There are plenty of very tasty vegan food to make.
Why do you find it difficult?
Have a great day my friend !! Take care!!