how does your family view you as a non-meat-eater? any tips on how to start the transition?
all right so my older sister stopped eating meat when she was in high school (or something), & I stopped when I was 16/17, when she was in college and I was about to start my junior year. because my sister had already been eating vegetarian for a while, that wasn’t really an issue in my family more than it was a mild annoyance. my sister has since returned to meat eating. re: veganism, they’ve been pretty okay with it, but whenever I visit them I have to make all my own meals. they’re visiting me this weekend & I’m dragging them to vegan restaurants, though, bc it’s my graduation in my city & I’m in charge
my biggest tips are: (1) replace the meat with another protein, like beans or tofu, or even just eat almonds or s/t, (2) make sure you’re getting Omega-3′s (I get them from either chia or flaxseed, thrown on top of many breakfasts) & B-12 (I take a supplement), (3) make sure you’re eating enough; veggies are lower calorically and if you are not eating enough of them you may feel hungry, so eat more vegetables than you might normally think one should eat in a meal bc you can’t have too many veggies!!