@ I find taking the life of an animal really hard. Although it builds confidence knowing I can survive should I need to & I will do it. I feel no sense of pride afterwards. I always feel a deep sadness alongside the gratitude. I would lie if I said I didn’t enjoy the hunt. I do, there’s something so primal about this but the moment I pull a trigger this emotion has gone. This was one of the reasons earlier in the year I had a bit of an ethical wobble. I personally feel that if I’m going to eat meat I should be the one that faces that animal & ends it’s life. In so doing I am far less likely to waste any part of it.
When I posted about this earlier in the year I was blown away by the sheer number of responses to what is obviously a highly emotive topic. ➳
For the first time in several years I’ve actually been home for a few weeks & it seemed the perfect opportunity to trial being vegan. I have been fascinated for a while as to how it would affect my body & mind. On the road this is almost impossible to try as it is important for the work I do to be able to maintain energy levels & the right nutrients to help keep my body injury free. Being gluten intolerant also makes this an interesting challenge. Apart from the occasional milky coffee this has gone really well. The only animal products I am allowing myself to eat is fish I’ve caught myself.
Although 2.5 weeks is not long enough to really tell, what I have found already is that: ➳ my energy does seem to be more stable, I supplement my diet using @pulsinhq pea protein as I need to keep up my training.
➳I’m hungry most of the day (any tips from herbivores out there very welcome!)
➳I have to plan my meals in advance as it is important to have the right mix of ingredients in each meal to tick all the nutritional boxes. .
Any tips for myself & readers for how to keep energy up or tips for meal prep so very welcome 😃