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Weird Aversion to Meat

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM

It's weird for me anyway. No, I'm not pregnant.

Anyway, the problem is that I have issues with both eggs and casein, so eggs are out. This leaves me with vegan fare, and all the paleo stuff is inadequate in protein. I know some people are good with edamame, but I can't eat that more than maybe twice a week as I have a mild allergy to it too.

Yes, it sucks to be me. :D

I'm eating some meat, but nowhere near as much. So, what vegetables actually have the most protein? What nuts are highest in protein? I believe it's peanuts, but they aren't a nut!

Any clever ideas for a probably temporary meat aversion?

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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on March 29, 2013
at 05:58 PM

I have had aversions to meat after eating way too much of it for a week or two. Usually I just skip meat for a few days and eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables, and have yogurt and kombucha, and I return to normal in a few days.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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on March 29, 2013
at 05:48 PM

How do you know vegans are not protein deficient?

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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on March 29, 2013
at 05:47 PM

Kale for example has protein, but 1 cup of kale has 33 calories and 2.2g of protein. A modest-protein diet with 2000 calories would have 75g of protein which is 34 cups of kale and more than half your daily calories. A high-protein diet would require 1.5-2.0x that. You'd spend your entire day chewing trying to get enough protein from that.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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on March 29, 2013
at 05:45 PM

Fish or seafood? If you're really desperate there are protein shakes made from all kinds of protein, including vegetable protein.

45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on September 23, 2012
at 04:55 PM

I'm thinking it's likely to pass. Try looking at food blogs or FB paleo pages. Sometimes just the photography or playful descriptions can help. I have been in that position, and I know it's both scary and miserable. We've eliminated so much, and we have to eat something.

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on September 23, 2012
at 01:46 PM

About a week - it's just really thrown me off. Nothing made of meat appeals for some reason. I usually like shrimp, but eat them rarely and I don't want them either.

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on September 23, 2012
at 01:45 PM

Yeah, but vegans eat grains and legumes and both contain some protein. Certainly enough for them to hit the RDA, which is quite low. On the days I don't eat meat, I'm am definitely under it.

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on September 22, 2012
at 04:39 PM

can you eat bivalves? look into bivalve veganism :)

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on September 22, 2012
at 04:34 PM

ODing zinc kills taste and olfactory senses.

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on September 22, 2012
at 02:17 PM

If this happened to me I'd supplement with BCAAs, glutamine, and whey protein shakes. I'd also eat fish, almonds, and steamed broccoli.

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45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on September 22, 2012
at 03:21 PM

How long has this been going on? If it's short-lived, you won't need to worry so much about protein sources. Have you tried more fish or meats you don't usually eat? I know sometimes I get tired of meats I've always loved, possibly due to eating them so often. Good luck.

45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

(3661)

on September 23, 2012
at 04:55 PM

I'm thinking it's likely to pass. Try looking at food blogs or FB paleo pages. Sometimes just the photography or playful descriptions can help. I have been in that position, and I know it's both scary and miserable. We've eliminated so much, and we have to eat something.

6eb2812b40855ba64508cbf2dc48f1b6

(2119)

on September 23, 2012
at 01:46 PM

About a week - it's just really thrown me off. Nothing made of meat appeals for some reason. I usually like shrimp, but eat them rarely and I don't want them either.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

(15833)

on March 29, 2013
at 05:58 PM

I have had aversions to meat after eating way too much of it for a week or two. Usually I just skip meat for a few days and eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables, and have yogurt and kombucha, and I return to normal in a few days.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 22, 2012
at 04:35 PM

I'd be very surprised if you're deficient in protein. Most folks, even vegan folks, aren't.

6eb2812b40855ba64508cbf2dc48f1b6

(2119)

on September 23, 2012
at 01:45 PM

Yeah, but vegans eat grains and legumes and both contain some protein. Certainly enough for them to hit the RDA, which is quite low. On the days I don't eat meat, I'm am definitely under it.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

(15833)

on March 29, 2013
at 05:48 PM

How do you know vegans are not protein deficient?

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on September 22, 2012
at 03:16 PM

kale, brocoli, spinach... and i belive hemp seeds and quinoa are high in protein(both seeds) nuts arent very high in protein i hope this helps

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

(15833)

on March 29, 2013
at 05:47 PM

Kale for example has protein, but 1 cup of kale has 33 calories and 2.2g of protein. A modest-protein diet with 2000 calories would have 75g of protein which is 34 cups of kale and more than half your daily calories. A high-protein diet would require 1.5-2.0x that. You'd spend your entire day chewing trying to get enough protein from that.

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94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

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on September 22, 2012
at 02:25 PM

Zinc deficiency can cause taste abnormalities.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on September 22, 2012
at 04:34 PM

ODing zinc kills taste and olfactory senses.

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6967518836bd7e2331601a71e937ae0d

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on March 29, 2013
at 04:28 PM

Have you tried plainer, less, or differently seasoned meat? I find it easier to eat meat everyday if it's completely unseasoned. It feels more natural and is better tasting, to me at least. :)

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on September 22, 2012
at 05:35 PM

What about fish? Sometimes I prefer a lighter fish as opposed to eating tons of red meat. Make it with a nice paleo pesto sauce with olive oil, garlic, basic, etc

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