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I try not to push my way of eating on others, I don't tell people not to eat meat when we are out for dinner and whatnot. From time to time when on the subject of food I have mentioned to my sister that I am not eating meat anymore and that we avoid HFCS and trans-fats as well as am concerned about products that contain rendered animal fats. My sister now picks on me all the time about my eating habits and is talking about me to other family members. What do you do under these situations? Do I just try and ignore her or say something and risk a fight with someone I care very deeply for? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Can you tell her that she is hurting your feelings by talking behind your back? If you two are close, then that might work. Other than that, just be nice, take the high road, and eventually they will get sick of talking about you.
 

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sticks and stones, sticks and stones. Ignore her don't take the bait maybe she enjoys making you mad so don't let her.
 

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I can hear my mother rolling her eyes on the phone when she says "Oh, I forgot you were vegan" and she'll do it in front of me when we visit, too. However, she loves to cook when we visit each other and she will always cook up our vegan versions of the meal first for our family so she can share her cooking with us. She jokes and asks questions, but if she says anything rude or stupid I make a comment back and ignore the rest. No big, I've learned to ignore a lot of what she says because she can sometimes go on weird and crazy rants with her political activism and viewpoints.<br><br><br><br>
My sister also will try and "start" things with me. I just ignore her. I love her to death, but I'm not about to take food advice from a girl who says "vegetables, yucky" and who loves to eat out almost every night. I know it sounds like I'm judging...I'm not, she's awesome. But I'm just not about to take her advice or her objections to our lifestyle and diet seriously.
 

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I tryt to push my way of eating on others, I don't tell people not to eat meat when we are out for dinner and whatnot. From time to time when on the subject of food I have mentioned to my sister that I am not eating meat anymore and that we avoid HFCS and trans-fats as well as am concerned about products that contain rendered animal fats. My sister now picks on me all the time about my eating habits and is talking about me to other family members. What do you do under these situations? Do I just try and ignore her or say something and risk a fight with someone I care very deeply for? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></div>
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Sounds like you are new vegetarian? If so, they will always pick on you about it when it is new. I can't tell you how many years it will take until they stop - depends on what your family is like. You can say something but it may not stop her from talking about it. If you feel you have to say something than say it. Try not to start fights though. If not, just ignore it. If your sister gets no reaction from you, she will probably get sick of gossiping about it.<br><br><br><br>
Best thing to do is to not let her know it bugs you and that you are standing by your choice. It really is a pain to have to deal with I know but if you are committed to staying veg than you will always have to deal with stuff like this in one way or another (if not from family but from new people you meet)<br><br><br><br>
I am sure there are tons of old threads on this subject with lots of good advice.
 

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That's what siblings are for, didn't you know?<br><br><br><br>
Seriously though, she'll (probably) stop doing it eventually. There's only so long that it'll seem weird to her, and then she'll get used to it.
 
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