I'm sort of a quiet person and although I like being connected to people and all, I hate having too much unwanted attention. My cultural background is of which ENCOURAGES meat consumption, and vegetarians are seen as people who are picky on food or sick or something not entirely positive.. I bet many of my friends never even heard of being vegan, let alone LFRV! If I let anyone know about my fruit consumption, they'll think I'm trying to lose weight really fast. I do want to be fitter than now and look healthier than ever and get people asking what has happened to me cuz I look so much better than I used to! After that, I might let them know and they'll listen. Otherwise, I think I'll be ridiculed and my self-esteem will crumble even before it blossoms.. I know I shouldn't take others' opinions seriously but I do want to feel confident and if that means I need to protect myself more, let it be!
My friends are organizing a barbecue today and I know I don't want to miss out but how can I turn up and not grab any meat if I'm not going to tell them I'm vegetarian (to start with)? I just can't be bothered with all the meat debate because I can't stand not being able to convince people and being the 'odd' one when in fact, I am the one being the most reasonable!
All this new information on nutrition is going to have to take time to process and integrate to my life efficiently..