What about raw non-fruit/veggie protein? I realize Steve probably won't be trying this anytime soon.
I went vegetarian for a bit, then vegan, and during both noticed that there were times I had intense meat cravings, but for raw not cooked meat. Generally the easiest way to get that was raw fish (for obvious reasons, not just taste). But on a few occasions I had a little chopped steak when I felt I needed it. And I didn't need it that often - maybe once a week or so.
It would appear that many of the animals that have a 100% one type diet really don't. Dogs and Wolves eat meat, but Dogs eat grass when they sense low trace elements or poor health. And we've already discussed primates eating bugs and such. It appears many animals generally have their diet, but then deviate when they need something specific.
I suppose the question would be, if I was eating raw or vegan, how would it get disrupted if ocassionally the body said "eat animals now please".
Has anybody had any experience with this?
Another question is the monotony. A lot of diets fail because a key component is variety and boredom factors. I know Steve will discuss this, but I hope everyone is honest about it (i.e. "i am NOT bored with this diet because admitting so indicates a weakness with the diet, and its perfect!"). Forcing yourself to eat a diet that bores you isn't a good way to live, either. Animals don't get bored with a diet - even primates don't - but humans do. If our proto-ancestor ate a diet of 90% banana's with the occasional other piece of fruit, that would be a pretty bleak way to live as a sentient human, unless you somehow conditioned yourself to not view eating as a pleasure any longer, which I know some folks (hard core spiritual types) do. That's not to say that the raw diet Steve is doing is a two-ingredient diet...but to deny oneself the wide variety of experience of eating seems....well, doable, but sort of sad.
Anyway, just looking for thoughts.