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  • Mom won't let me go vegan!

    Profile photo of yourxgorgeousxnightmare

    Over a year ago

    At the moment, I am a vegetarian, but I would love to go vegan. My parents are really supportive on my decision to be a vegetarian, but they won’t let me go vegan! They don’t think that I can stay healthy. Any tips on staying healthy and convicing my parents? Also, share your stories of difficult parents against your vegetarianism/veganism.

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  • Profile photo of JosMadrigal10

    4 months ago

    Happens to me something, I have a weakness of the thyroid that produces that I lower the pressure and then I faint, my parents give them a little afraid that stop using all types of products of animal origin may suffer biggest problem, but I keep trying (although sometimes I feel a little weak) what will be medical checkups and consult the doctor can do. I think that would also be a good advice for you, maybe if you could talk to a doctor or nutritionist may advise you more and so could mostrasles your parents that you can be vegan and healthy! 🙂

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    4 months ago

    Same I’m quite young so my mom thinks I’m not gonna have enough protein or fats to have a balanced diet.. But you do get enough protein from fruit, veg, grains and lots of vegan foods and there are lots of fatty vegan food as well to keep me healthy. Also there is no such thing as a protein deficiency trust me. I’m veggie as well but my mom is considering veganism because I’m kind of showing how serious I am about it.
    I suggest:

    -showing animal abuse videos from the meat AND dairy industry (there’s a ton and it may be hard to watch but it will definitely change her perspective
    -show inspirational speeches or articles by proffessors and vegan activists e.g. Gary yourofsky and many more ( go look up Gary’s talk on a Jewish news show)
    -YOUTUBERS: youtubers are a great impact on people’s views including mine such as Freelee the banana girl who is a vegan and can help you on your lifestyle
    -search up for vegan festivals near you (Ikr they exist) because they are amazing and can help so much!!!!
    Hope I could help you and dw I’m going through it too :/ xxxxx

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    Over a year ago

    I would just ask your parents to let you try it out for a week or so. See if they’ll compromise. If not, when you’re at home eat a vegetarian diet and when you aren’t home with them eat a vegan diet. There’s not much you can do sadly but you can keep talking to them about it, research it, come up with a plan and keep bringing it up to them. Eventually, they may see that you are very serious about it and they might let you at least try it out.

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    Over a year ago

    Here’s a helpful blog on the topic?
    http://thehobobakery.com/2013/05/27/my-family-wont-support-me-going-vegan/

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