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Why am I losing my taste for... VEGTABLES?? And getting sick of meat.. really I just want to keep eating eggs+ other wierd stuff- Help a newbie out?-

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 22, 2011 at 4:20 AM

I am very confused with what my body is doing on this diet. I have never been on a "diet" (beyond don't eat crap) before so I am new to this. I am following the high fat mod protein and low carb plan currently. I used fitday at first just to get a basic idea of proportions and I end up with 70% fat 20% protein and 10% carbs or less. I am 27, female, 5'4 and probably 220 or so. I dont really look it because I carry all the fat around the middle (WORST kind). I am trying to lose the belly and get healthy. I think my body was starting to lose its cool with the grains. It all of a sudden just couldn't do it anymore. I listened to the warnings. Digestive issues (cleared up right away with paleo), blood sugar crashes and all around crapola.

It has been about 2.5 weeks. I felt awesome at first then horrible and now I am kind of a weird medium. I find that while I seem to have endless energy for going on long walks (as In literally wandering around town ALL day - at least 4-7 hours) I am useless with any real exertion. Climbing stairs seems harder and any sort of actual exercise seems out of the question. My skin alternates from being rough to super soft. My appetite is bizarre! Sometimes I will wake up and eat 8 eggs! and others I wont eat until much later in the day.

I used to eat tons of veggies and loved them.. now I seem to have lost the taste for them. My body does not seem to like them wtf. The only green things I actually enjoy eating now are occasional bits of parsley, radishes (both pungent peppery things), green onions, spicy peppers and salsa with tons of cilantro. They are almost a condiment now. I do love to eat at least 1/2 an avocado a day sometimes a whole one. Those taste awesome and I do not limit them. I also eat a small amount of coconut and use the oil the cook meat in when I do make it.

I really only eat meat occasionally and have to force myself. I eat LESS meat than when I was on SAD. It consists of high quality grass fed ground beef made into a mock nacho type thing using celery as chips (quite good I might add) or homemade beef jerky.

As for fish the first week I wanted tons of it then just "didnt" anymore. I feel a craving again and will probably make more soon though.

And the Eggs... what is the deal with the EGGS!! Thats all I seem to want anymore. I will make some in the am then a few later in the day. That may be the only animal product I eat all day other than cheese!

I do eat cheese.. a fair amount of it. Mostly it is because I am pmsing and I have always chomped down on cheese during that time. Probably need the calcium shrugs.

Odds and ends- seaweed for minerals, going to make eggshell vinegar for the calcium, KCL instead of salt for potassium (was getting cramps), calm magnesium tea, and I take a liquid whole RAW food multi with no preservatives (other than apple cider vinegar). - garden of life vitamin code - multi

Is it possible I am getting my nutrition from the supplements so I don't need veggies anymore? I don't get it I used to LOVE them. And will that weird sudo energy thing go away? Or without anything in my glycogen stores am I doomed to feel that way?

*ps the non muscle meat is going to have to wait. I just cant stomach it yet.

***Update

Thank you all for your responses!! I wanted to add that I have been really thinking about what my body is telling me. I walked through the produce section at the grocery store to see what I was drawn too. Kinda wierd I know but shrugs. I realized that I do not want any of the "usual" veggies. However the squashes were utterly calling my name. They are in season and just seem "right" to eat. I hope that it will be ok on my 50g or less carb. It should be as long as I do not overdo it. I know it wasnt craving carbs as I walked right past all the berries, potatoes and other high carb/sugar stuff. I am really starting to think eating this way awakens our primal instincts. I also know my native American ancestors ate squash regularly as well as berries. Those are the only two carbs I have craved (berries when it was hot). So weird.. ok that and grapefruit but that was just random.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 23, 2011
at 10:08 PM

*smiles* luckily it was the exact opposite of pregnancy if you know what I mean. Though I must add that this month it seems more painful and obnoxious than usual. I KNOW I got plenty of iron over the last month (wow) so it must be the adjustment or something. Man its lame though!

B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

(3909)

on September 23, 2011
at 04:49 AM

Dave, in a sense this is right. If you are insulin resistant your body is having a hard time maintaining the correct amount of sugar in your blood. It's all getting stored away as fat instead of being available to provide you with energy. So, your body keeps screaming for more sugar. Take those cravings as a sign that you need to go low carb and repair your metabolism. This is the one craving that you shouldn't feed, although it is definitely telling you that something is needed that you aren't getting.

306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

(3808)

on September 22, 2011
at 07:43 PM

Because sudden fatigue and weird food aversions/preferences are two common early pregnancy symptoms. Like I said, there are other possible explanations, but it's something to consider if it's a possibility.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 22, 2011
at 07:26 PM

I guess my body requires oreos.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 22, 2011
at 07:10 PM

why would you say that? Oh man I hope not!

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on September 22, 2011
at 01:09 PM

What he/she said!! Agree 100%, this happened to me and still happening now. Last month was cheese, now I'm on potatoes. Don't know what it is exactly but im going with it.

0a24356328d88806894988809f1e5ccb

(10)

on September 22, 2011
at 05:07 AM

wow same thing has happened to me...i used to love vegies all types now they make me feel ill. my stomach turns at the thought of them and i just can't stomach them. weird!

94a4a87e3d2e1e9160b6ed77678b4bea

(1311)

on September 22, 2011
at 04:30 AM

I'm interested to see if anyone else has experienced what you have in regards to vegetables - as I also used to have a huge serve of veggies but now my meals are built around meat with a very small amount of veg on the side - anymore and I simply cannot finish it. It kind of brings to mind Taubes when he cites the Inuits who see plant food as "non-human food"!

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on September 22, 2011
at 06:16 AM

Be patient. It's normal. Everyone adjusts differently.

Your body is detoxing & renourishing itself at the same time.

It took me about 6 weeks to get over "carb flu" and 4 months to "settle" my metabolism into fat-burning more often.

It sound like your body is intuitively telling you what it needs right now.

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B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

on September 22, 2011
at 09:46 AM

My theory is your body craves what it needs at the moment. Just go with the flow. Pretty soon you'll be wanting something else. I go through phases where I'll eat a lot of something and then later I just don't care about it for awhile. It seems to all balance out.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 22, 2011
at 07:26 PM

I guess my body requires oreos.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on September 22, 2011
at 01:09 PM

What he/she said!! Agree 100%, this happened to me and still happening now. Last month was cheese, now I'm on potatoes. Don't know what it is exactly but im going with it.

B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

(3909)

on September 23, 2011
at 04:49 AM

Dave, in a sense this is right. If you are insulin resistant your body is having a hard time maintaining the correct amount of sugar in your blood. It's all getting stored away as fat instead of being available to provide you with energy. So, your body keeps screaming for more sugar. Take those cravings as a sign that you need to go low carb and repair your metabolism. This is the one craving that you shouldn't feed, although it is definitely telling you that something is needed that you aren't getting.

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A6e2b231f69366ce825476c5a6dcfff6

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on September 22, 2011
at 04:28 PM

I go through bouts of no veggies. Sometimes a week or more, and I just don't want them. It seems to follow a seasonal pattern. Midwinter I live on meat and eggs. Spring hits and I'm all about the fresh produce.

Fresh veggies always taste better.

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306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

(3808)

on September 22, 2011
at 04:42 PM

While there are definitely other explanations... is there any chance you might be pregnant?

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 22, 2011
at 07:10 PM

why would you say that? Oh man I hope not!

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 23, 2011
at 10:08 PM

*smiles* luckily it was the exact opposite of pregnancy if you know what I mean. Though I must add that this month it seems more painful and obnoxious than usual. I KNOW I got plenty of iron over the last month (wow) so it must be the adjustment or something. Man its lame though!

306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

(3808)

on September 22, 2011
at 07:43 PM

Because sudden fatigue and weird food aversions/preferences are two common early pregnancy symptoms. Like I said, there are other possible explanations, but it's something to consider if it's a possibility.

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6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

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on September 22, 2011
at 12:01 PM

I don't hate veggies but don't care to bother with them. I do eat avocado and coconut, but that's about it. My diet is 95% meat, eggs, coconut oil and grassfed butter.

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0a24356328d88806894988809f1e5ccb

(10)

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

wow same thing has happened to me...i used to love vegies all types now they make me feel ill. my stomach turns at the thought of them and i just can't stomach them. weird!

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 23, 2011
at 03:05 PM

Cravings mean something. Heck, when I plan my meals a week ahead of time, I'm sure unconsciously my body is telling my brain what I need that week. Some weeks I'll only want to eat red meat other weeks I go nearly vegetarian. Been on a kick with dark leafy greens lately and also avoiding coconut milk too. Going to a few pounds of greens for the next week, figure I'll stop craving it soon.

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