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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Furbs
I was born wanting a STEAK!! By the time I was 3 or 4 years old I recognized the word STEAK on a menu, and I was eating Quarter-Pounders from McDonalds.
I have two sons now, and my 5 year old has always been a meat eater. We didn't teach him this, he just knew it from an early age. He doesn't want hot dog or hamburger buns, he doesn't want rice or mashed potatoes, he'll eat his vegetables because he knows they will help him grow up strong, but he doesn't want any starches, just MEAT!
Now, my 4 year old always asks for Sal Led. That is how he says Salad, and he means Lettuce. He'll eat anything green, and we only give him a very small portion of meat to eat, because he doesn't really want it, he just eats it because he has to. He would live off bread and lettuce if we would let him.
This isn't learned behavior, this is ingrained into their DNA.
I might ask my partner, she is an anthropologist studying cultural universals. I'll get back to you if I do.
Originally posted by Tripple_Helix
I can't even imagine eating a little chicken egg... but I crave it. After 3 months though?! Should cravings not be gone by now?
So, I'm in a catch 22 here. There are people just waiting for me to fail at this and I would hate to prove them right. I want to eat in an ethical and kind way. But I also don't want to feel like I have failed, and make myself even more sick at the same time.
I have major stomach issues as well, so I am also gluten free since a week ago... Talk about cutting out major food groups.
Anyone with advice? ...