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March 13, 2012 8:27 PM
Over the past three weeks (on MFP and exercise for about 4 or 5 weeks) I have developed insane cravings for protein! I generally have a major weakness for bakery/dairy goods, but my cravings have not been of this nature...I want beef, chicken, fish, crab...all at the same time, as much as I can get! I've never experienced anything like this before and had actually considered becoming a vegitarian in the past because I've never really cared much about meat. I have increased my protein intake and go slightly over my MFP suggestions pretty much daily, but don't overdo the meat. Where did these new cravings come from and WHY?
March 13, 2012 8:29 PM
my first guess is pregnant... lol
March 13, 2012 8:29 PM
What are your macros set to?
March 13, 2012 8:31 PM
As my proffesor always says the body talks we all just need to listen.

Your body was probably just low on protien and due to the activity you've been doing it didn't have enough to replenish so it was making you crave it!
If your not big on meat try eating quinoa! its thought to be a grain but really its the seeds of a certain plant (forget what its called) and apart of the spinach family! and a wopping 8G of protien a serving. Also golden berries! Also protien powder is a great way to get the protien you need!
March 13, 2012 8:33 PM

my first guess is pregnant... lol

mine as well lol
March 13, 2012 8:35 PM
If you crave something its usually because of lacking vitamins/minerals that are in it - or you need to eat more protein lol.

Do a google search should give you a 1000 more questions than answers but will probably answer the question :)
March 13, 2012 8:35 PM
If you're hitting over 35% protein and still craving meat like crazy- then you might have the same B vitamin deficiency I had a run-in with. Good protein sources and a multivitamin cleared it up for me. Now- if we're talking TOM then it's normal to seek out protein and red meat in particular.
March 13, 2012 8:38 PM
I get the same cravings and somehow it get worse after i i figured out it's because i increased my physical activity while decreasing my calorie intake; I think those cravings come because there is a deficit somewhere so I take a multi vitamin just to be sure everything is covered...hopefully it works :)
March 13, 2012 8:42 PM
Pregnant...I wish!!! Not the case...thanks for thoughts though!
March 13, 2012 8:48 PM
If I'm eating diverse proteins (soy shakes after workouts, eggs, greek yogurt, and meat - mostly chicken/pork) is it possible to be getting too much protein if I'm within my ranges on everything else? So wierd...makes sense that my body may have had a shortage to begin with and has just decided to compensate.


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