After being a vegetarian for half a year, I really want to become a vegan. I have a lactose problem, so becoming a vegan won’t just save animals it will help my stomach. But, there isn’t any vegan or even vegetarian restaurants in my area, also not a lot of options at the grocery store. And after all of those things holding me back, my parents don’t support it. They don’t seem to understand the point of veganism. The support me being a vegetarian, but not a vegan. I’m a sophomore in high school so I will be out of the house in three years, and that’s when I will successfully become one and it won’t held back. But, I really would love to get a head start. Do any of you have tips or ways to convince my parents? Thanks xo
Why don’t you ask them why they support vegetarianism but not veganism. Ask them what difference it makes to them. That usually helps them to get thinking of what they think/believe.
Also, can you show that you can cook for yourself? Like beans, pasta, rice, stirfries, etc.? You can google a ton of recipes 🙂 Best wishes to you! <3
If you have an I-pod touch, I-phone, or I-pad (something like that) you should check out an app called ‘Vegman’. You put in your location and it gives you vegetarian and vegan restaurants in your area. But it’s not a big deal if you can’t find veggie restaurants in your area, almost every restaurant these days will have a few things you can veganize. As for the grocery store- there are sooo many options that are vegan ! Fruits, Veggies, Tofu, Beans, Grains, the list goes on and on ! Just know what to look out for in foods and your good to go ! 🙂 Being a vegan doesn’t mean that you have to eat Tofurky and fancy vegan foods. When I first became a vegan I didn’t have faux cheese, Tofurky (didn’t even know about that when I was a vegetarian!) and all of that other stuff for at least 7 months. I think it’s a lot more beneficial to stick to fresh stuff when ever possible 🙂 As for your parents, educate them about veganism! To be honest, my parents didn’t want me to become a vegan, but I did anyways. Just go for it ! Eventually they’ll get used to it and possibly even support it ! Best of luck ! 🙂