It's easy being green.
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: in the desert
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My guess is that it will give you a stomach-ache, since you are so not used to meat. I agree with the person who said that you might be missing some nutrients, and that's what's stimulating the craving. I think the main vegetarian deficiencies I've heard of are one of the B vitamins (can't remember which one, though) and iron. Have you been taking your vitamins?
Another idea for a red meat fix would be ground buffalo or elk. I have been able to get these at a local farmers market/health food store, so you you wouldn't have to kill it yourself.
Only reason I suggest it is because they "raise" them a little more naturalistically than cattle--no hormones, antibiotics, open grazing, etc.. The meat is simply of better quality, and more humanely raised, in my humble opinion. Even with that, you might want to have a very small portion.
About once a year, I have a craving for liver, which really isn't that great for regular consumption. I figure there's something in it that my body wants. It only takes a very little bit to satiate the craving, though.
Let us know what you choose!