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I was in the car today with my mum coming back from Trader Joe's and the bookstore (where I picked up a few veg books- you can never have enough) and my mum tured to me at one point and said "I think I'm going to start to eat more vegan food, maybe even become a vegan." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:"><br><br><br><br>
Well I can't even tell you how happy I was. My mum's an omnivore, but she has been very open to my eating habits. She said that maybe the reason why she feels sick all the time is because of her dietary habits. I told her that my depression really improved when I went veg, especially after I started incorporating more raw foods in, and that the same might happen with her.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:"> I really am very happy right now, even though I know I'm going to turn into my mum's personal nutritionist for at least the next three or so weeks while she transitions into a more vegan diet. It definitley helps that she isn't afraid of soy, having practically lived on tofu during college, much to the disgust of her roomates. ^.^ Even if she doesn't become completley vegan (someting tells me that she'll have trouble giving up eggs, even though I have offered numerous times to make her a tofu scramble), I'll still be wicked proud of her.<br><br><br><br>
Anyways, what this post is about is did any of you ever have a parent become vega*n after you? If so, what did you do to help them along the way?
 

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that's totally awesome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><br><br><br><br>
my dad isn't veg*n, but he eats a lot more vegetarian food since he lives in a household which consists of him and two veg*ns. The meat he has really only consists of the occasional fish fingers or pepperoni pizza now, or eating meat that friends & relatives serve him. He eats a LOT of dairy though, like my sister.<br><br><br><br>
I didn't really have to help him along, although I cooked a lot of vegan meals for us when first going vegan, a few of which have turned into firm family favourites. And I taught him to read labels using the allergens when picking up food for me, and made sure he knows which speciality veg stuff in the supermarkets is vegan. I don't know what else to suggest.
 

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I find that once someone lives with a person who has this sort of lifestyle - they almost always take to it themselves. I started this before my husband and now he's become Vegan as well.
 

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That's wonderful. To answer your question, sadly, no. Noone in my family has gone veg....I accually come from a family of hunters and fishers. They eat ALOT of meat.
 

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WooDang!<br><br><br><br>
I wish my mother would go vegan. It's nice to see that she's so open-minded and willing to try new things.<br><br><br><br>
Rock on! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/guitarist.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":guitar:">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> Awesome.
 

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I agree, that's fantastic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"> Sigh, I wish some of my family would go veg with me, sadly my DH is so into eating meat he won't even try most of my food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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thats awesome<br><br>
i think my mum is definately going vegetarian<br><br>
but would never go vegan i doubt it<br><br>
authough she already drinks mainly soymilk
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"> Excellent!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:">
 

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Yay!<br><br><br><br>
My mom isn't even a vegetarian, but when she is with me, she orders veggie food 99% of the tijme, and doesn't eat much meat anyway...<br><br><br><br>
Last time we ate out, we ordered the same salad, but I had soy chicken and she had real chicken. The real chicken turned her stomach. She said it was the smell, and that she would probably never be able to eat it again!
 
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