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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."


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.

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.

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!


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.

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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Yay!

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...

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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