I have recently given birth to a lovely baby boy. I have decided to go Veg but I don't know how to tell my parents and family as I know they will criticise especially with having a child now.
Not sure why a vegetarian diet would put someone's life at risk as veggies, whole grains, and beans are much healthier and nutrient rich than meat. And, an omni diet doesn't always provide all of the nutrients one needs. Most omni's I know eat crap like burgers and fries quite often. It is shocking how much meat and white pasta most omni's meat and how little healthy veggies most eat. I've met very few omnis who eat a truly balanced diet. If you eat actually vegetables in place of meat, you would be far more likely to get what you need than if you ate the meat.Originally Posted by vegan-victoria
Some people are very sceptical of veggie/vegans and the diet - but just let them know that you can get allll your vits and mins in a veggie diet just as you would in a omni diet. Also if you choose to bring up your son as a veggie, just tell your folks that you will go see a doctor regularly (and go!) and never put your sons life at risk if it is not the right diet for him (not saying you would but its a good thing to say to them too!).
Neither do I - I just know from past experiences, that some people seem to think youre going to become anemic and shrivel or something!Not sure why a vegetarian diet would put someone's life at risk as veggies, whole grains, and beans are much healthier and nutrient rich than meat.
I second that.Originally Posted by stasher
You are an adult with your own child now, if your parents are rude enough to criticise you over your lifestyle choices, you have every right to tell them to keep their opinion about it to themselves unless you ask for it.