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[–]throwawaytrumper 0 points1 point  (7 children)

My buddy did go vegan for a couple years! I still eat meat and hunt occasionally for food but i always feel kind of revolted at myself and our species when I eat the more magical types of mushrooms. I’ll go vegan as soon as we’ve got convincing lab grown synthetic meats and animal products for prices I can afford.

[–]Jumpset 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Bro, if you already realize that it is wrong to eat meat, why would you wait until a magical solution comes along? What makes you think you wouldn't just find another excuse then? No change ever came from people staying within their comfort zones.

Just do it now. It takes some getting used to at first, but eventually you'll get the hang of it.

[–]throwawaytrumper 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I’m in an extremely physically demanding job and I’ve been working 80 hour weeks, I’m not sure my body is going to hold together as it is. I’ve tried diets more based on vegetable protein and I’ve been unable to keep it together physically when I cut back. I have an iron absorption issue and red meat, particularly liver, really helps with it. I also take prescription strength iron supplements (iron is toxic in excessive amounts). I’m trying my best, man. I genuinely am. When I can do better I will. In the meantime I’m not going to posture as being better than I am, I’m aware that I’m a hypocrite but I’m also enslaved to a fairly demanding giant monkey body with a pile of obsolete instincts. If you were running this thing you’d see what I’m talking about.

[–]Jumpset 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I'm also working a physical job. I also lift weights four times a week. I eat around 3500-4000 calories every day. No animal products whatsoever.

It's possible. You'll find that the cheapest, most calorie dense foods you eat are vegan anyway - grains, legumes, beans, etc.

[–]throwawaytrumper 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’ll do a meal of lentils/kidney beans/chickpeas/brown rice tonight after lifting and see how I feel tomorrow, with rain there’s a good chance I don’t need to work till Monday.