My DH seems to be having an issue where the only time he feels full is if he eats red meat, particularly beef. It's actually getting to the point where he gets upset if I prepare chicken (always dark meat) more than once a week. I try to cycle through beef, chicken, pork, lamb, etc so everyone at the table gets to eat something they really enjoy every week.
I go out of my way to add lots of fats/grease to meals for him but it doesn't make a difference. Even if I make a beef bone soup with lots of marrow and tallow in it, it still doesn't fill him up. He says it's a combo of the high protein and fat, not one or the other.
Not sure if it's part of the issue but within the past 6 months he seems to have developed a severe reaction to all dairy and we're working to treat possible leaky gut. It was so bad that he went through all of January and some of February with horrific diarrhea (12+ times/day) so he was essentially starving during that period.
Anyone ever experienced the 'red meat = satiety' thing? Could there be something in beef or tallow that his body is craving? Anything I can do to help DH feel full eating other things?
eta: he's also still a bit over weight but isn't gaining/losing for almost a year.
asked byInfinitum (75)
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on May 21, 2013
at 02:22 PM
Getting upset over a slight deviation in what's served is a symptom of anxiety. Sometimes, people with autism or Asperger's will want to eat the same thing every day, but he could just get up and make himself something else. He doesn't have to burden you with his negative reactions.
on May 21, 2013
at 01:53 PM
Probably the combination of protein and fat and also the fact that red meat is a richer source of nutrients/vitamins/minerals than white meat. If these are the criteria needed to satiate him, perhaps he should try fish and seafood. Extremely nutritionally dense, high in protein and depending on the fish also high in fat.