So, I was a vegetarian for about 6 years straight. At first it was just an experiment, but I realized pretty quickly that my body was never able to digest meat properly. I felt great. 2 years ago, mostly because I'm lazy, I started eating fish. It doesn't do anything bad to my tummy, and I remember fishing as a kid, so it doesn't seem that cruel to me.
For about two weeks now I've just been craving meat - now, I don't mean a fat steak, because the thought of that is still as gross as ever, but like, salted and seasoned meats like pastrami and salami and that sort of thing. I've thought about just having some, you know a few bites to make me sick and remind me how not worth it it is.
It's sort of driving me mad. I've been making sure I'm getting enough protein (fish, eggs, beans, soy, meat substitutes) and iron (cereals and dark green veggies) so I don't think that's it. I'm also sugar intolerant, so I can't have anything with high fructose corn syrup or sugar in it, but I'm not craving sugar like I usually do. I have lots of dietary restrictions, all told (I'm deathly allergic to shrimp) and it does tend to make eating more of an ordeal than an experience, and I really like food. I cook at home a lot and don't usually feel like I'm missing out on anything because I don't eat red meats and poultry.
So maybe I'm just craving meat because it's so accessible? I really don't know. Any ideas out there?