So my dad came to visit for some days and we've been going out to eat because it has always been that way, but now with my diet things became a little complicated lol and we've been having mini debates on eating meat , and dairy and protein ( basic stuff). He eats A LOT of meat , and I'm not talking about lean meat he eats brains, guts,ribs, lets say he has a SAD diet but with meat as his staple lol. The problem is that now he's talking to my mom and telling her how I can get an anemia or even die from leukemia lol idk what the f.. is going on through his head but I'd say he's over reacting (maybe cause his mexican and mexicans are really close minded) but I don't know how to let them know that I feel better than I did before and that this diet is really working for me. I'm eating about 90% percent of my calories from fruit and 10% from greens.
Ps. My dad is a person who thinks that God created cows and chikens for us to eat them o.0, he says that if we wouldn't eat them they'd eat the earth's grass and we would die. facepalm
(WOW I didn't know there was such an unbalance in nature that cows were gonna end up fu.. up our world.)lol anyways this is more of a rant but i wanted to share this with people that will get me (:
It's hard to explain but just read above's response and you'll get me (:
One of my vet's is Chinese and from China, and she said that the Chinese will eat almost anything. With so much poverty, and so many people, they are desperate. So I respect that. In the US, we have so many food choices, that it is sometimes hard to understand the why other cultures make the food choices they do. I also find that those new to the raw food movement tend to be the most zealous and most critical of others you don't share their views, so it goes both way, in my opinion.
I understand that that a lot of Latin American cultures are poor. Because of that their culture dictates what they eat, and sadly it's a lot of unhealthy choices. But the previous comment, "maybe cause his mexican and mexicans are really close minded" had nothing to do with poverty. It was a quick shot at a group of people and it bothered me. Unless your dad really is a Latin American in poverty, than I could just be wrong :) I don't want to cause an argument, maybe a discussion. But when I read that comment, based on the context, it sounded more like a biggeted stereotype rather than an educated statement.
Yeah I understand that I might have said it wrong, and I know there's people who doesn't have a choice but to eat that way, but I had no time to explain myself so I just made a quick statement. I wasn't stereotyping trust me, It's just that in the city I live poverty isn't a problem, most people make good money to have a healthy lifestyle, but they just don't see fruit as an option. It's either tacos, hamburgers, burritos, french fries, pizza, bbq, and a lot more. And okay I respect their food choices, but once I mention that I eat fruits and vegetables all eyes are on me -.- and now I'm the freak with an extreme lifestyle lol, IMHO I think its more extreme to have tacos for breakfast, meat for lunch and maybe refried beans with corn chips for dinner D: . But anyways I respect every single living thing on this planet I can assure you that, so I don't try to change people lives. I mean, I do say my opinion on what's a healthy diet and so on but It's up to them If they take my advice or not (: . I just wanted to make clear that I wasn't stereotyping or judging anyone because I don't wanna give a wrong impression in this community, I just made a quick statement without explain it any further but trust me that it gets really annoying at times when your own family, and community start to judge you based on eating FRUITS AND VEGGIES D:, it seems like If I was living in some crazy parallel dimension where humans have a fear of eating fruit lol
i think it's great in the sense of powerful reactions. and i don't think he's serious, he'd probably try to rescue you in some dramatic way if he were.
He's right. You will die. The only thing is, you'll probably die a lot later and have a much higher quality of life in the meantime.
The discussion going on right now on the 30 day challenge reminded me of Non Violent Communication. If you don´t know much about it I recommend watching
Maybe just a matter of listening and voicing his concern, and saying "so what i hear you saying is that you are worried about my health" and as he opens up you explain your point of view.
if you can, have your parents watch "Forks Over Knives"! This movie really helped my parents realize that animal products and meat just cause so many problems. Its not 811, but promotes the vegan message which is certainly a huge step in the right direction to get to 811 !! =)