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what should i do if my family members force me to eat non-vegan???

Ok guys so I have a major issue.  I am the first one in my family to ever go vegan, and my family is not taking it very well at all.  My mom, who is the person who I am around the most, keeps on tricking me or forcing me to eat dairy or meat, and My brother is bullying me because of my dietary choice.  For example, today I had marching band and musical practices back to back, and I had to eat my dinner in the car.  My mom gave me broccoli and chicken smothered in cheese and had this nasty look on her face when she made me eat it.  I tried to tell her no, but she said that she would start taking me to an anorexic clinic if i didn't eat it(by the way, i am not in the least anorexic and i went vegan so that i could lose weight safely and become healthier).  So I ate it and have been feeling horrid ever since.  Then, every time we go to the grocery story, my mom looks at me like I just walked into a minefield and started kicking the bombs when I go into the fruit section and start loading our grocery cart up with the large amounts of fruit that I should be eating. Finally, night and day, my brother is always making remarks about how "If you only ate better you would feel better," and "Your such a stupid hippy, come and eat a hamburger."  The only meal anymore that I can eat truly vegan is lunch, and that is because I pack my own lunch to go to school.  All I want to do is be a happy healthy vegan.  What should I do?  All advice is much appreciated.

Thanks,

-Horsehalters2

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Ya I think Taka is right, challenge your mom! Let us know how everything works out!

Hey guys I have just attempted to talk to my mom.  Her and my brother(who kept butting in) keep on saying that i am eating "nothing" if I am not eating meat and dairy.  As if the giant bowl of pasta that I just had for dinner was nothing!  They also believe that no matter how many fruits and veggies i eat, I will just get no nutrients at all.  My family acts like we are still living in a time when science doesnt exist yet.  Also, I proposed that I should cook our meals, and my mom took it as an insult, saying "what, is my cooking not good enough for you??"  I replied with "not when it has animal products in it!"  and she went back to ranting about how I was going to waste away because I am supposedly not eating anything.  I have decided that I am not going to bow to her will, though, and that I am going to eat how I want, for it doesnt affect her in the least.  The only issue is that she is the one who controls the shopping, so I am going to go to the grocery store with her, get my own gracery cart, and shop for my own food.  I refuse to go back to eating the flesh of tortured animals.

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Right on!

How you showed her vegan athletes? 

You should express to your mother that you are an individual person and that your feelings matter.

You could also point out that animals like horses, elephants, and rhinoceroses  get big and strong from only eating plants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n20uGGNoVdo

where do you get your protein

Call her bluff and go to the doctor. Sometimes it is helpful to have an adults assistance with these issues, explain your mom is being emotionally abusive, allowing your brother to bully you as well over your choice to eat healthier (you don't have to say vegan or raw vegan) and you are feeling emotionally distressed. If you have a good doc they will at the very least have a very serious conversation with your mom about her behavior, if not reccommend group therapy.

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