Hi everyone, I'm new to this. I became vegetarian in April of this year after watching a graphic documentary on factory farms, among other things. I'm 32 and wish I would have done this sooner! I don't get much support from my family, so I was happy to find this site! I know it may seem childish for a 32 year old to say they don't get support from family, but I do eat with them for Holidays, birthday's and in between. And I love them and would love to talk to them about all the things I'm learning about health, environment and animal welfare that is related to being veg, but they don't want to hear it. So it can be lonely. My parents are willfully misinformed on lots of nutrition facts, so it's like talking to a brick wall trying to explain why I'm not going to die from lack of protein or from not drinking milk.