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What effect does increasing meat and decreasing plant in your diet have for you??

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I am a lazy cook. lately I've been cooking up a piece of meat (tonight goat), and not feeling bothered to add anything else to it.

I've noticed over the last week of eating like this (partially due to laziness, partially lack of real hunger) that I am feeling less hungry (bonus) but I'm also craving meat more.

Seems weird to crave meat if you are already having enough.

The only "greed food" I've really felt like are grapes.

Why would eating more meat and less other stuff make you want more meat? Has anyone else felt like this?

When I say I'm craving meat, I'm not actually hungry, it just looks good. Also, if it's lunch time, I'd rather just have a chunk of meat to eat. Normally I'm a big salad eater.

ps - I feel awesome, so I'm not complaining

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on December 25, 2012
at 03:02 PM

Maybe the "greed" was a freudian slip, HP. Grapes are something I eat greedily especially green ones. Merry Christmas to all.

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on December 25, 2012
at 04:32 AM

I always try and keep the fat up. If my hubby and I have bacon and eggs, I'll give him all the meat bits, and I keep all the fat and rind bits.

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

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on December 25, 2012
at 04:28 AM

well last night was just goat mince from a free range farmer. But I used a good wack of organic butter to cook it in a pan. I always add either the animal fat, coconut oil or butter when cooking, so it's not low fat

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

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on December 25, 2012
at 04:23 AM

"greed" was meant to be green, oops

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on December 24, 2012
at 08:35 PM

I feel the same. I don't get as hungry and I am craving more meat. Not a bad thing though.

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3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on December 24, 2012
at 02:45 PM

When I eat meat, I feel healthy and "alive."

When I eat plants, I feel like I just ate twigs and leaves. The only reason plants exist is to decorate my meat with.

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on December 24, 2012
at 03:11 PM

It really is N=1 as to what proportion of veg/meat works best. I like a solid 2:1 ratio of plants to animals on my plate. While plants aren't essential, I do think they are optimal.

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on December 24, 2012
at 06:15 PM

most of my meals are just a big piece of meat. yesterday, i had a huge piece of salmon for breakfast and was full the entire day. i had a few dates at 8 pm just so i wouldn't be hungry at midnight, but i really didn't eat the dates because i needed them.

so i'd say meat definitely fills me up and keeps me satisfied unlike any other food. i honestly kind of think veggies/greens are a waste of plate space haha i know some people do well with high fiber and i used to eat a lot of salads. now i just don't feel like it's necessary at all.

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on December 25, 2012
at 01:25 AM

One factor to consider is the meat that you are actually eating. There's a big difference between a lean chicken breast and a bone-in pot roast. What cut of goat, for instance? How fatty is the meat you usually eat? Any bones or connective tissue? Do you eat any organs?

If you're eating more of the whole animal and not just a piece of muscle, it's possible you could feel more satisfied with the meal overall.

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

(968)

on December 25, 2012
at 04:28 AM

well last night was just goat mince from a free range farmer. But I used a good wack of organic butter to cook it in a pan. I always add either the animal fat, coconut oil or butter when cooking, so it's not low fat

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

(968)

on December 25, 2012
at 04:32 AM

I always try and keep the fat up. If my hubby and I have bacon and eggs, I'll give him all the meat bits, and I keep all the fat and rind bits.

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75d65450b6ff0be7b969fb321f1200ac

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on December 24, 2012
at 09:04 PM

Hmmm... it's really not an either/or situation, at least for me. I eat loads of fruit and veggies since they are so nutrient rich. But except for starchy veggies (potatoes, ..), which I don't eat anyway, plant food is not terribly filling. And the food is digested so quickly one is hungry 30 minutes later. So to give a feeling of fullness eating meats/fats does the trick, and they of course provide their own valuable nutritive elements.

The right balance of meat versus plant food is something everyone must workout for themselves. Much of it depends on one's lifestyle (workout regimen). I get by with perhaps 50 grams of protein per day. But for others this might be only 50% or 30% of what they consume and feel they require.

_Lazza

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on December 24, 2012
at 06:57 PM

I think if it works well for you, then go with it. I personally need dark leafy greens. I go through periods where I really crave meat but need a little bit of greens to keep my bowels moving. Other times, I am really tired of meat and eat mostly leafy greens and a bit of protein to keep hunger away. Cyclical, possibly hormonal, with me but if your appetite is stable then all the better.

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on December 25, 2012
at 01:07 AM

I get hungry sooner and don't feel as energized after eating when I eat a plant-heavy meal. However, if I make sure to eat as much meat as I would if I wasn't having plants and just eat more overall then I don't notice a difference.

I don't think it's the plants doing it, but the lack of meat. Don't use them to substitute.

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on December 24, 2012
at 11:46 PM

i was like that shortly after i gave up grains and beans. once i made the switch to mostly beef organs, fish and shellfish, i saw no reason to eat vegetation. to date, i only eat veggies at restaurants and potlucks because that is usually all there is that i can eat.

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