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It can be difficult for friends and family to understand this lifestyle. Most people nowadays know what a vegan is â€“ much more so than a few decades ago â€“ but unless they've actually heard of Dr McDougall or Dr Fuhrman, the idea of a vegan diet with no added fat is going to be alien to just about everyone you know, considering the number of times we've all been told that olive oil is good for us.
Being consistent with your own eating makes it a bit easier for others to accommodate you. If your friends and family see you eating what they eat when you go out with them, then they're probably not going to realise that your diet has changed. And that's going to lead to confusion when they invite you round for dinner or out for another meal.
Plus getting as close to 100% compliance as you can means you'll reap the health benefits of this way of eating, which makes it much easier to feel motivated to carry on.
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Awe, ETeSelle, you'er so sweet and gentle. Yes, I at times tend to be a bull in a china shop, but seriously whether they're on board or not they should respect 25752b's position. My family isn't really onboard either, but at Christmas they ordered me a veggie pizza without the cheese
You misunderstand me.
I'm fairly sure that the OP (original poster) WANTS to go out for lobster. She is here looking for absolution. I'm just saying that in this case I doubt the friends are at fault.
Starting: 207 lbs/ BMI 33.4
Current: 123 lbs / BMI 19.9
Read my Star McDougaller Story and my Testimonial thread
Trust me on this: One day you'll wake up and realize that it no longer feels like "being strict." It just feels GOOD.
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