I started eating raw vegan back in early October and received nothing but criticism from others for about 2 months..even my own mother who is very health conscious told me getting nutrients from only fruit and vegetables was a bad idea...I was totally discouraged. Granted I didn't believe anything they were telling me, I realized I was looking to them for support. When no support came I honestly think I became kind of depressed. I continued to eat a large amount of fruits and veggies, but once the holidays hit I pretty much gave up on myself.
I'm sure some have gone through slumps, but I couldn't believe how depressed I became! I was lazy, crabby, tired, and just a plain waste of a person. For the last two weeks I've slowly starting cutting out the bad food in my diet, and on Monday I officially went raw vegan again. You would not believe how great my mood has been!
I started this discussion because I would love to hear how people handle all the nay-sayers. One of the biggest issues I dealt with was people actually making me feel bad for eating fruits and vegetables! "Oh you think killing an animal is bad? How bout you take a look at the plants you are causing pain to!"....I mean really??? It saddens me to think that people would rather shove a hotdog down their throat then eat a carrot. What has this world come to??
I'm so thankful for this website and would love to make new friends to continue on with this lifestyle. I wish I could say I'm strong enough to do this alone, but I really need supportive friends to help me grow with this lifestyle.