Talking to Your Parents About Going Vegan
It can be a bummer when you’re psyched about going vegan, but your parents are a little iffy (“But where will you get your protein?!”) about letting you make the switch. We know, we know—it’s a parent’s job to worry. But guess what! Dear ol’ mom and pop don’t have to worry at all. Well-planned vegan meals can provide us with all the nutrients that we need, minus all the saturated fat, cholesterol, and other icky stuff found in animal flesh, eggs, and dairy products.
Check out these tips for talking to your parents about going vegan:
You’ll need the same amount of nutrition as a vegan as you did when you were still eating meat. Now, you’ll just find it in much healthier places! Have your parents visit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s website if they have any questions or want to learn how this choice can improve your health and the environment!
Another selling point is that veganism can be super cheap, so your parents will probably be interested to know that it will likely cost less to feed you after you go vegan than it did when you were still eating meat. Win-win!
Show your parents that not only are you eating healthier now, your new diet is also delicious. Check out our huge list of tasty, cruelty-free recipes, and don’t forget to share your meals with your folks!
Print out peta2’s Guide to Vegan Grocery Shopping and take it along on your parents’ next trip to the store so that they can see for themselves that there are plenty of foods already on the shelves that don’t support slaughterhouse cruelty and that they’ll love (or may even already love!).
As always, it’s important to keep in mind that sometimes it’s just hard for some people to understand why someone would go vegan, especially if they have no idea how horribly animals are treated on factory farms. Luckily, they now have you to show them! Have them visit Meat.org. Once they see what happens to animals, they’re more likely to understand that you’re standing up against something that you know is wrong.
If you have any questions about talking to your parents about your going vegan, be sure to contact us!
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