Good for you on going vegan at such a young age!
I'm sure that your family loves you and therefore has good reason to be concerned about you eating a diet that goes against what they have always believed is a "healthy and balanced diet". If you ever need links and information to give them that will help them understand your diet better please let us know because there is bound to be someone here that will provide you with exactly what you need.
I'm 14 and started raw vegan.and I have been vegan for three months about.
drew, send a email to your most supportive parent giving a link to a web page telling the benefits of raw vegan. its a really good start to proving them wrong.
That's what i did to my mom after she was complaining that i need to eat some fish or chicken..i laughed when she says there was no protein in fruit.Now she buys any fruit for me in bulk.its really amazing.
hope i was some help,
Move out and finance your self so you can do what you want. PLENTY of 8 year olds living out of home and working 12 hours a day to feed emselves. Think of what opportunities we have living in the western world AND the question to ask ourselves is 'what excuses am I telling myself thats preventing me from taking the action I need to take to get where I need to go..'
I was living on the street at 17. Best thing that ever happend. Helped fast track my life for sure.
Hahah I can just see youtube blowing up saying "Durianrider tells 15 year old to live on the street"
I know thats not what your saying but you know how people like to try and rip you a new one lol
Sorry I just needed to get this out:
Yeah I am 17 and my parents are worried about my health, protein and calcium intake. I show them videos of people eating 811 and tell them about all the misconceptions about protein and calcium but they still don't believe me and they believe videos of before/after 811 people are fake. Nevertheless they have given up on me and let me do what I want but I still feel self-conscious eating this way in front of them. And whenever I eat bananas my mom is like BANANAS HAVE 100 CALORIES, your going to get FAT! Even though I have lost ten pounds since eating 811. All I eat at lunch in school is an orange because I am afraid of looking weird with a bag of them and I still get stares. I just use my excuse of having celiac which isn't a lie, I really do have it, and problems with candida. The worst though is my one childhood friend thinks he's so manly because all he eats is meat and he makes fun of me saying that I don't eat anything (when I eat MORE than him) and that he is going to shove meat down my throat. He is such a tool and won't respect my opinion at all. Even though i tell him why I do this, not because I want to lose weight but because I feel amazing when I eat this way it still doesn't get through to him.
Oh, and my favorite comment of his, when we were at the restaurant and the server asked if anybody wanted desert he said, "Oh of course your not going to have dessert, it has too much sugar in it!" I was so ready to tell him that I eat more sugar in fruit than he has eaten in his entire life!
It makes me sad that so many people have it all wrong about food even "dietitians" and sometimes makes me doubt if I have it right or not.
school finally ended for me today, so happy, and good idea with the blood test! I might consider doing that as well. For my comfort and my parents as well. :D