This is an offshoot question inspired by this thread.
There are times when I can eat anything and not feel satisfied until I drink some milk.
By what mechanism could milk uniquely satisfy hunger?
EDIT: I'm now convinced that these cravings were merely for the casomorphins produced from the digestion of milk, and not the nutritional content of the milk itself.
Opioid peptides, perhaps? See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casomorphin
You also do cover all your macronutrients and a number of micronutrients (Ca, Mg, K, etc) by drinking milk. That may be uniquely satiating.
I used to be a milk fiend... I was one of the people who, when trying to gain some mass, thought GOMAD (gallon of milk a day) was FUN. One of the best moments in college (from HI moved to CA) is when I noticed that milk was something like 2 gallons for $4-5. Wtf? Half price than what I'm used to!! Expiration date on dairy products = worthless information, it'd be gone within the week.
Also, I loved it all; skim, 1%, 2%, 4% (whole).
Fast forward some years, I removed all calories via drink (I do still indulge very infrequently), and do not crave milk at all.
I do crave ice cold water though!
well your gut bacteria, fungus, yeast may crave it. or your brain/physiology may have become addicted to some part of the experience. or you may need more protein or more fat or just more calories.
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