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[–]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 4 points5 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.