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It will tell you how to eat right.

We've all heard this schlock and if it was true would we have 200 million obese people in the USA?

My body said: Nachos for breakfast.

What odd things has your body told you to eat for breakfast?

nachos: complex carbohydrates (corn), protein (refried beans), dairy (shredded cheese), veggies (salsa)
 

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Peeled Poblanos with pulled pork and cream cheese in one, and chili and cheddar in the other.
 

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I kind of believe there is some truth to that but no proof but haven't researched it yet either. But I do believe you body learns that certain foods you eat fulfill certain requirements and when your body is low on certain things your brain sends out a craving for that food. Every once in a while I have an extreme craving for milk. Could my body need calcium? Who knows, just a crazy thought of mine.

When I was in JHS I used to eat peas mixed with mashed potatoes and butter for breakfast before school.
 
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Yah, I'd agree there is some small validity. I've always craved red meat and it turns out my body has trouble absorbing iron from any other source.
 

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cold bologna straight out of the pack this morning... I believe the craving of non-food items (like bologna) is called pica.
 

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Chocolate donuts and coffee.......lots and lots of coffee.
 

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I honestly believe my body is telling me when I need certain things. Like if we eat a lot of chicken and other meat at home after a couple weeks or so I'll really be jonesing for a steak.
 

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I get odd cravings sometimes. Once I had this really strong urge for Pizza Pockets. I guess my transfats levels were getting low.
 

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My wifes sometimes says she really is enjoying those green beans, so her body must need the stuff that's in them. So I say, my body is telling me I need more donuts and beer! That's when I get the bad look. You know the one.
 

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I usually have cravings for steak (when my iron is low) and broccoli (when I haven't had anything green in forever). Oh, and IPA. My body must know that I haven't been fulfilling my RDA of hops.
 

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Well, your body can also be a lush and pleasure whore and crave the things that bring pleasure to it but I do somewhat believe it can force cravings for things it needs to survive.
 

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After I get done with an especially hard workout my body is absolutely jonesing for doritos, or fritos, or any sort of salty food with carbs and a higher fat content to replace the energy I just expended. The next thing I usually crave, somewhat later is a raw protein source, like lunch meat or maybe a protein drink.

I listen to my body, and it's usually right. Still, listening to your body and listening to your child-like taste buds are too different things, and therein lies the art of it.
 

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cold bologna straight out of the pack this morning... I believe the craving of non-food items (like bologna) is called pica.
Correct! :ban: It is called pica and can be a diagnosable mental disorder.:(

Or just a cultural phenomenon...like the old story about folks in Georgia eating red clay. Mineral deficiency?

But why would the body drive a person to crave eating ice when they are anemic? It's a known medical fact that this occurs. Weird.
 

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Correct! :ban: It is called pica and can be a diagnosable mental disorder.:(

Or just a cultural phenomenon...like the old story about folks in Georgia eating red clay. Mineral deficiency?

But why would the body drive a person to crave eating ice when they are anemic? It's a known medical fact that this occurs. Weird.
I actually saw a show about that, road crews were concerned about the road collapsing due to people taking the clay away to eat and these were adults, not kids making clay pies. Weird!
 
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