So yesterday I told my mom that I wanted to go vegan and she flipped out. What would you eat, where will you find time to cook, your blood sugars have been crazy, and why do you have to make my life so hard? Basically we made a compromise which isn’t vegan, but an improvement from where I am now. I’m going to be an ovo, but only eat eggs from local, free range family farms. All other animal based products are to be avoided. I know eggs are bad, but until I can prove to her I can do well on a vegan diet she won’t have it. I’ve told her how veganism helps diabetes, prevents disease, and helps the environment, but I guess she’s to stuck in her ways.
I went vegan when I was 17. I am 22, and STILL get into arguments with my family about veganism being a healthy diet (you should have heard them when I went raw for a while…)
It’s great that your mom at least wanted to compromise, but as VeganCaramel said, she can’t force you to eat the eggs. Just don’t eat them.
I was lucky enough to be working when I went vegan, so even though I was living with my dad and stepmom who did everything possible to break me of my vegan ways – I was able to buy my own food. If you’re not in that position, don’t worry. It is nearly impossible for EVERYTHING in your house to have an animal product in it. Just eat what is vegan, and don’t eat what isn’t.
I was 8 or 9 when I decided to stop eating meat, and my parents didn’t like it, mostly my dad. When I refused to eat it, they eventually figured out it wasn’t going away, and got used to it. I’m sure your mom will too. 🙂