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February 13, 2012 10:01 AM
explode Last two days I've had to force myself to eat...Today I feel super hungry and I'm craving beef?? I keep thinking about dinner and want steak. WTH!!
February 13, 2012 10:03 AM
What's wrong with having some beef? If you get a lean cut, it is a great food.
February 13, 2012 10:07 AM
Nothing wrong with it, just wondered if it weird? I dont know if I'm missing something and I want to make the best choices. I usually crave sweets not meat..lol
February 13, 2012 10:10 AM
I've been craving beef lately too, and it's weirding me out. I feel like it HAS to be a deficiency of some sort.... maybe we need more iron? (just throwing out ideas)
February 13, 2012 10:12 AM
I'm not a big proponent that cravings mean you need something. If you're eating a good balance of foods and getting enough protein, fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals, you'll be fine. But if you crave something, have a little. We need balance in our lives.
February 13, 2012 10:17 AM
DH craves red meat when he's iron deficient, but his regular diet is pretty lacking in the iron department. You might also just be craving the taste. I do, sometimes. But I like red meat.
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February 13, 2012 10:18 AM
Eat the steak!!!!
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February 13, 2012 10:19 AM
I don't crave it, but I eat beef several times a week. I also eat plenty of chicken, pork, and been trying to up the fish. I say have a lean steak in a sensible portion and enjoy!
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February 13, 2012 10:20 AM
I wanted steak this past weekend..... so i had a steak.

Id like to add to this story, but thats about it. lol
February 13, 2012 10:21 AM
I eat beef 3 times a week at least usually. Mmmmm
February 13, 2012 10:21 AM
Maybe "craving" isn't the right word to use for me. I "crave" things like ice cream, chips, etc. because they taste good and make me happy (at least momentarily laugh )

This "craving" for beef is completely physical and not just a comfort/emotional/tastebuds kind of thing. I know it's my body and not my mind that wants it, if that makes sense.
February 13, 2012 10:22 AM
So eat some. Our bodies can tell us a lot - if we actually listen. You probably need protein.
February 13, 2012 10:23 AM
I crave beef sometimes.... and I've been vegetarian since I was 10... noway
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February 13, 2012 10:24 AM
I'm not a big meat eater, but I also occasionally crave beef. I've always wondered if it's because I tend to be low on iron sometimes.
February 13, 2012 11:26 AM
this is one of those times where you should "listen to your body"
February 13, 2012 11:29 AM
What's wrong with beef? I eat beef every day, I don't like poultry or fish (unless it's fried) and I seem to be doing fine.
February 13, 2012 12:00 PM
Maybe I should have posted the question as..why did I have no desire to eat last couple days but today I want everything? Steak is just on my mind most.
February 13, 2012 12:03 PM
could be your body craving the iron and protein. But even if it isn't....steak is great food! Enjoy one!
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February 13, 2012 12:04 PM
When I am craving beef, I go for it. Filet Mignon, Flank Steak and Sirloin are pretty lean!

(That was me over the weekend. :D)
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February 13, 2012 12:05 PM
I really really crave a medium rare steak pretty often. Where my mouth will water thinking about it. Ha! :D I usually eat steak once a week :) Nothing wrong with that!
February 13, 2012 12:06 PM
Are you close to that time of the month? Before i started eating better i had horrible red meat cravings a few days before or during. Could be an iron thing?
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February 13, 2012 12:07 PM
Mmmm....steak. I can't remember last time had a good steak dinner. This is a great reminder I need to take care of that soon! haha


And if your craving it...then eat it.
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February 13, 2012 12:07 PM
I don't even like red meat, but I find myself craving it sometimes. I have an iron deficiency, and I usually attribute it to that.


Weird fact: the desire to chew on ice also is a side effect of anemia.
February 13, 2012 12:07 PM
No joke, I thought this said "Craving beer" at first, to which I thought me too!

But then I realized it said beef. While occasionally I'm really in the mood for a juicy steak (like this past weekend---so I ate one), I don't typically crave beef. But some lean beef tenderloin is perfectly ok to eat as you're craving it! Just like anything else, watch your portion size and enjoy :)
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February 13, 2012 12:08 PM
Eat some beef!! I crave protein a lot too when I work out. You probably need it. Just get leaner cuts/grades and it'll work. If you think you are iron deficient, eat a handful of raisins!
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