How did your family respond to you going vegan??

When I finally decided to become a raw vegan it was due to all my health issues. So being that I am closest to my mom and her side of the family, I thought they would definitely be supportive. However, when I first announced to my mom that this my goal to regain my health, she was shocked! In total disbelief I think. I remember her saying “what about our holidays” . I was kind of shocked at her response. If I’m being honest, I was thinking “I can barely walk and your worried about holidays”
I’m also a somewhat flaky personality, so I just think they assumed I would try it and get over it pretty quickly. But not so much, it’s almost 9 years later and I’m still a raw vegan. Committed 💯! With the exception of my pregnancy with my son. I was a cooked vegan with some things. I just know that sometimes family and friends could be the most confused and fearful of you trying something that’s not the “norm”
I think this is ok, and I would say just be patient. The fact is we all act out fear when we don’t know enough about something.
Today my mother totally understands why I did it and is happy for my choice even. She has seen my progress with my health getting better.
But there are still things that she don’t know. However she is easy to ask and I am happy to answer. And not much changed on the holidays, other then I bring raw vegan dishes for everyone to enjoy. So I would say be patient. Especially if your living with someone that may not understand your choices! It may just mean that they are totally unfamiliar with your choice and need to be told more facts! Do your research and ultimately listen to your body and what makes you happy!

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10 comments

  1. Good job sticking to it and accomplishing what you set out to do! My husband tried going vegan for a couple of weeks to see how it made him feel and now he eats vegan most of the week. For him it wasn’t as hard as he thought it would be and it ended up saving us some money on groceries.

    Keep at it girl! Just by focusing on your health, you are being a positive example to your family and you never know how much that might actually do for them.

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  2. In my opinion vegan is a bit extrem but of course if people make the decision, thats totally up to them. I am always just amazed how much is to know about it, feels like you need to study to become a vegan 🙂 I eat less meat than I used to, and I do feel the effect how much healthier I feel. Anyways respect for staying a vegan 😉

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  3. I so agree with you! We definitely are opposed to things that we know nothing about. I’m currently transitioning to Vegan this week and I know that it won’t be so accepted in my family because no one is vegan. But that’s OK. As long as it works for you and your body, that’s all that matters!

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  4. Me and my mom are actuallycslowly removing meat from our diet and focusing Moreno on veggies and fruits and I’ll be completely honest I feel so much better! I’m a huge animal and have always felt guilty about eating meat and that is my main reason for removing it from my diet. BUT I have s a also been able to see a huge difference in the way I feel in general. Meat makes me feel sick and heavy and slouchy. REMoving it from my diet for the most part (not completely yet) has really helped me feel better!

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  5. 9 years strong, e!?! WOW!! You go girl! I commend you for that! I’m not a vegan, but my family and I do eat “clean” according to Leviticus and we rarely eat meat. I’m not sure I’d know how to prepare meals!!

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