Go for it
Don't do it
This thread is making me hungry!
I will occasionally have a diet coke float too,, again I enjoy the flavor, it scratches my sweet tooth itch, and I came in a couple hundred calories under what it would have been with regular coke.
Si vis pacem, para bellum
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I have a pretty good idea of how many of the animals that are part of the human food chain are dispatched. I used to pass the building where they were working on more humane ways to do this everyday at Texas A&M. Never witnessed it personally, but I have spoken with those who have.
I realize it is not pleasant, but animals eat other animals. The way we do it is a bit more humane that getting dragged down by a pack of wolves and torn to pieces while still alive. Or at least it is in my opinion.
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!
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