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Jan. 31st, 2005 @ 12:37 pm Ok, check this out...
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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?
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Date:January 31st, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
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If you're craving the taste of the meat, I'd say why not go out to the store and buy some meat-free pepperoni or something. Lightlife and Yves both make some. It's in the produce section. Granted, Walmart is a royal pain with this type of stuff so they don't carry it anymore (at least, mine doesn't). You may have to look around. Call beforehand if you must. That's my two cents on this. :) Try not to let the temptations overcome you. That's the thing. You've just got to keep it in yourself to be strong and overcome obstacles like this.
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Date:February 1st, 2005 06:13 am (UTC)
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try taking a b complex vitamin supplement. It help ease the cravings. When the body is craving something ,it means it is lacking . good luck.
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Date:July 28th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
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I know Tofurkey makes veg kielbasi & things like that..

There's also vegetarian jerkeys if you think you're craving the saltiness?