Millions of people have gone through this before, and we all have different stories to tell. My best advice is to be firm and stay strong. Let your parents know that this is something you are very passionate about, and tell them you want some respect. Your parents will soon realize that you are serious about not eating animals and that there are tons of health benefits to your decision! Tell them to visit the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine’s website if they have any questions and want to learn about how this choice can improve your health and the environment!
Remember, you don’t have to eat only veggie burgers and other specialty products. Find ways to make your family’s usual meals vegetarian. There are plenty of foods that your parents will love that don’t support slaughterhouse cruelty. You should also check out peta2’s “Guide to Vegan Grocery Shopping” list for delicious foods that just happen to be vegan!