Hey everyone! I am back, trying to transition into 811, and having an easier time than ever.
I am visiting my (rather new) boyfriend in the Midwest for a week and a half in August. I would really like to stick to eating mostly fruit and salads, and am willing to succumb to cooked potatoes or similar cooked vegetables when I am there, so as to not be too much of a pain in the butt. My boyfriend doesn't know about 811 at all, and here is the catch: he and his family raise cattle and are very hardcore meat and dairy eaters (and obviously it is close to their hearts)! They are also very conservative, and don't like "funny business" (I think in my bf's mind, not eating meat or dairy, or even bread, would qualify).
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stick to my guns while still being a good houseguest? I will not have too much access to a car to get groceries, hopefully once or twice I might. I am planning to pack some transition foods in my suitcase (larabars, which I know are not raw, but it is better than scarfing down trans fats or the like). How do I pass on the animal products while keeping it polite and as subtle as possible?
Thank you for your response! A friend and I are doing a few outings together so maybe I can convince her to swing by the grocery store. I will stick to my guns :) Thanks.