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Craving: hard boiled eggs? Long standing
Hello,

I am in recovery from anorexia, and am still going through the refeeding process.

Aside from multiple food intolerances, lactose intolerance and some digestive issues I am doing very well.

I was just wondering why I am craving hard boiled eggs so much?
Its a long standing craving, if I do eat them they keep me full for a very long time(still working on this small appetite), but I will end up craving them a day or two later.

Why?
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Almost every human is lactose intolerant, so don't worry about that.  Adult animals don't do dairy.  As to the eggs, maybe you just like them a lot.  They're yummy.  But it could be some nutrient in them your body was crying out for; for example, eggs contain albumin, a very well absorbed form of protein.  If you notice, athletes eat a lot of eggs and egg protein.  Could also have been sulphur, essential to skin and hair and joints.  When you're starving, the body will crave something that feeds it easily.
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638373 tn?1249411569
Thanks!

Yes that makes sense.  I seem to have trouble absorbing normally since I have entered recovery, and sometimes I find myself with little to no hunger and forgetting to eat out of habit or maybe...maybe I get caught in the disease every so often.  Thanks for the insight!
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