Following on from yesterday’s post (do read it first if you haven’t already), I have test ran a simulated diet a typical survivor could forage together if the incident occurred albeit a couple of months out of season.
3 medium sized tomatoes
2 medium sized carrots
Some meat free sausages.
I ate in that order too, after the second tomato I already felt quite full. Though each one doesn’t even contain 20 calories, they are packed with anti oxidants. The carrots contain a couple of good nutrients of course, and the radishes, despite tasting like a mouthful of table pepper. The Quorn sausages were very high in protein but also almost equally high in fat. About 12g of both per 100g. Just 4 sausages contained 124 calories. These would probably be made by grinding up mushrooms and biscuits in a post Zombie Apocalypse world.
All these were washed down with a coffee made with cold water. All in all I feel like I’ve eaten well and the whole lot came to about 450-500 calories. I shall endeavour to eat in this fashion where ever possible, certainly lunchtimes. Let’s see if I feel any better for it!
(Spoilers if you haven’t seen the latest Walking Dead yet)
The aforementioned episode of The Walking Dead was not only good but also a little inspirational for me. I am referring to what Morgan was served whilst he was in the prison cell. Naturally the rations were very basic and consisted of some sliced tomato with 2 burgers which turned out to be veggie burgers . That was a main meal . I am guessing it did not contain more than 200 calories . Desperate times of course . However it must have been rather healthy and I am wondering if I could manage to live on a menu of things grown found or foraged for a few days and whether it will make me feel healthier on the inside . Although I will not be entirely vegetarian I shall do my best to avoid meats whenever possible including meat products . Any other needed calories will be made up with candy bars but for the most part I shall be eating more fruit and vegetables and other cereals and roughage. Of course I will be taking vitamin supplements once per day with added iron. That’s allowed because I have some in my bug out bag.
Fingers crossed .
Some sad news this morning may be the kick up the arse I’ve needed to look after myself a bit better. I’ve enjoyed the past two years, made great new friends and been to some cool venues but I must say I’ve let myself go a bit in a stubborn defiance of accepting I’m middle aged now. Time to get healthy n active again on a proper basis , let’s face it…. none of us know when we won’t get chance anymore.
It’s also made me realise just how precious family and friends are. We should cherish every moment we have with those we love, and embrace every second we are alive for the better no matter the weather.
I know the titles an innuendo but on this occasion it just reflects the way I feel after getting sloshed yesterday night. Best thing to come out of it, probably this photo which has become my most liked photo on Facebook this year….and as far as I remember, all-time. Go me!!!
Funny thing is nobody came round anyway haha!