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September 19, 2013 8:40 AM Subscribe
Why am I craving meat all the time?
posted by A Terrible Llama to food & drink (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm taking a break from meat eating since late July and in the past couple of weeks have been craving meat. Like I'll look at someone's plate and want to eat their steak. I like food a whole lot, so random cravings for good food are not the least bit weird for me, but this is really visceral and in a weird way, not even really pleasure oriented--so it's not 'that looks delicious, I'd like to eat it' it's 'OOOGA BOOGA MUST HAVE MEAT MOVE YOUR HAND AWAY'.
I am not committed to lifelong vegetarianism, but I am taking an indefinite break at the moment.
I think I'm eating a good amount of protein (peanut butter, cheese, beans, eggs, nuts) but am definitely eating less protein than I was, but I don't think I'm eating so little protein that it's a nutritional concern. I imagine it's probably a pretty decent discrepancy, though, from routine meat-eating to none. I'm otherwise eating pretty healthy and feel fine.
So I'm just wondering, is this weird? Is there something I can do about it?