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Why am I craving meat so much?

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Mung Tue 21-Oct-08 12:30:50

I have been vegetarian since I was 9. I have never missed eating meat at all and I have no intention of doing so. At the weekend DH had a burger and I really felt like I wanted to eat it, for the first time ever. I keep craving meat since. I have just bought a quorn 'beef style and ale pudding' to try and get over it.

Has this happened to anyone? Could I be lacking some vitamins that are making me crave meat like this?

IdrisTheDragon Tue 21-Oct-08 12:33:23

Could you be anaemic at all?

rempy Tue 21-Oct-08 12:33:59

Yes, you are probably iron deficient, or possibly short on protein in your diet.

Happened to a friend of mine, who gave in and ate HUGE quantities of chicken, her craving, for about a month. She felt much much better, then went back to being veggy. Obviously not an veggy for the ethical concerns!

Mung Tue 21-Oct-08 12:35:28

I was slightly after having DD, but I dont think I am right now. I have been feeling really lazy recently, just cannot be bothered and cannot muster any energy to do things. That may be linked, although I just put it down to pure laziness. I suppose I couldn't really tell unless I went to the doctor.

Mung Tue 21-Oct-08 12:39:57

So, I just need to think about my diet a little more and make sure I have enough iron and protein...

Bride1 Tue 21-Oct-08 12:42:57

This does sound like iron deficiency. When I have it, I find just getting out of the house is almost too much.

Mung Tue 21-Oct-08 12:46:50

bride1 do you take an iron supplement for it then?

Mung Tue 21-Oct-08 12:47:43

Beef and ale pudding was horrid by the way. I dont recommend them!

Bride1 Tue 21-Oct-08 13:33:09

Yes, I do. Tried Spatone but not convinced it boosted my levels. Now on something I picked up in Australia. It seems to help. I still get cravings for rare fillet steak, though! Which I indulge from time to time.

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