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I need beef. Lightly killed and put on a platter.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The last few days of March I was feeling continually hungry and stressed and just...off. Last night I made beef stroganoff. And today I feel a billion times better.

I have been trying to cut down on beef consumption, but I find that if I don't eat beef at least one, if not twice, a week, I start to flag. I don't even think about it, but suddenly I start feeling run down and lethargic and my functionality fails. Then I think back and realize that I haven't had beef in over a week.

Physiologically, this makes no sense. I take iron supplements, eat lots of dark, leafy veggies, and don't deprive myself of calories.

But the plain fact is that I do better when I am consuming beef. It doesn't have to be daily, but if it's not one and preferably two times a week, I fall apart.

I need to take this into account.
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ON-FIRE1 4/29/2013 2:49PM

    Just make sure you don't eat it the day before a weigh-in. I made that mistake and found out the hard way that beef takes 24 hours to fully digest. I gotta have me some too but not as often. I love it every couple weeks or so. I get the grass fed beef so it's more expensive but it is so much better tasting and better for you. It's a real treat when we have it.

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KLUTZY68 4/29/2013 1:22PM

    I'm the same way, and I eat other proteins of all kinds, and plenty of them. Sometimes it's a burger or steak, and sometimes MUST. EAT. LIVER. I don't consider beef the bogeyman meat!

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OPTIMIST1948 4/7/2013 8:04AM

    Meatballs?

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/6/2013 9:54PM

    I really start to feel it if I don't get enough protein too.

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TATTER3 4/3/2013 10:39PM

    Me too!!

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NATPLUMMER 4/3/2013 10:41AM

    You have to do what works for you.

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MANDYLOVE_76 4/3/2013 9:15AM

    Very interesting. Are you eating enough calories in general?

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/2/2013 11:26PM

    Do you eat other meats during the week? Maybe its the protein? Or lack of? Hmmmm!

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