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#1 Old 03-17-2019, 12:04 PM
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Struggling with non-veggie family

i am the only member of my family who is vegetarian and i’m really struggling with sitting down to meals to watch them eating meat because it just hurts so much to think of the animals and i just want some advice on how to either try and make them eat less meat or just how to cope with it because it’s really hard
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i am the only member of my family who is vegetarian and i’m really struggling with sitting down to meals to watch them eating meat because it just hurts so much to think of the animals and i just want some advice on how to either try and make them eat less meat or just how to cope with it because it’s really hard

Hi itsquietuptown,

I've been a vegetarian since 1991, and none of my family appreciated it when I tried to push/cajole them into not eating meat.

Here is a question to ask yourself: Did you become vegetarian because someone pushed you to, or did you become vegetarian because you felt personally inspired to do so? The vegetarian decision really comes from a sense of personal empowerment to help make things better, not from other people shaming us.

How about just continuing to enjoy your delicious vegetarian meals, without making any commentary about meat? Believe me, your family will notice what you are eating! Some of your meals will even catch their attention, and make them hungry! They might then (secretly) choose to try these meals themselves. Your continued example of health, kindness, and food-satisfaction will make them think!

My sister became vegetarian 15 years after I did, though she ultimately stopped after 1 year (due to difficulties within her family). My mom eats much less meat than she used to. She now likes to eat veggie burgers, beans, pasta without meat, and hearty salads.

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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
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