I'm also tired of all these people who think they can add their two-cents worth. I just came back from a family dinner where my dad thought it was appropriate to say "I thought you had woken up to yourself and were going to order a steak". Also mentioned during the night was that I don't take care of my husband because I don't cook him meat. These people think its okay to publicly slam another person for their diet choices. It really ticks me off. To add onto this, I was bombarded with pretty much an interrogation on my life- "so what do you ACTUALLY eat? I bet just beans and tofu", "what about protein?"...... blah blah blah!
Great- thanks for the enjoyable dinner.
People get their backs up as soon as they hear the word 'vegetarian'. Its like they are trying to defend themselves by putting others down.
i have the exact same problem with my family! even my partner questions my health because of it. ( mind you there is nothing wrong with my health, its merely the fact that im not eating an animal that makes him think its not healthy ) and that so funny that you mention " what about protien? " that is always the question people ask me, like they cant possibly see a way that a vegan can get protien from anything other then animals. I feel as though they believe it is the "right" way to live, they are so used to that lifestyle, and because we are different ( to them ) they will always be defensive about it, because in a way, they see it as offending their way of life.
It also always makes me uncomfortable to answer these questions, like the other week we had a work lunch, and there was about 20-30 people there, i put in my order for a vegan lunch, and as soon as one person noticed and asked why i dont eat meat, EVERYONE turned and looked at me for my response, like everyone was dying to ask me but didnt want to. It was so confronting, i got so nervous like they were all attacking me, and just said i dont like the taste, and tried to change conversation. i hate it.