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I am 7 weeks new here and I practice a vegetarian diet with no animal products at all but will have fish on occassion.
Its holiday time and this only means shite for me.
I had an up setting event with my morther in law and I am wonder how you response to the judgement, criticism comments from the meat, sugar, fat eating machines? I dont feel like I have a conversion over dinner why I choose to eat this way and if I am getting the right amount of protein, this and that....can a gril just live in peace. This is a lifestyle I have choose not a quick fix diet. Repectfully some questions are turely of interest and some people are only wishing they could do this, others are judging and have great concern....I dont care if you eat the last bit of meat off a chicken bone ( barf) or look at you and place judgement so please DON'T do it too me.
Times have change and its time the old folks got on board.
We all have a right to be assertive and just say "no" and leave it at that. I have found that apprach isn't conducive to productive relationships. I personally, when hearing the onset of questions will genuinnly say " it sounds like you are concerned about my health, is that why you are asking these questions?" It changes the dynamics to the root of the questions vs. the questions that lead you to assumptions of a passive aggressive agenda. Concern for your wellbeing vs. assuming your ability as a capable person is being undermined, is probably a better way to frame her agenda because she is your husband's mother and the potential grandmother to your children. so your health should be of concern to her. ......don't you think ?
If she is concerned, share Brendan's book with her ..... show her things you've learned that have brought you to the conclusions to change your life as you have .....it isn't mainstream, and maybe this is one more step to spreading what we already know. We all know that the medical community do their best, but it is a money making slave to politics ....where I am in Canada anyways ...Sign her up for the Thrive 30 challenge. If you think the worst about her intentions, your relationship with her will feel opressive, but if you get past the assumptions and get to the core, you may just find an ally. If not, at least you planted a seed.In the end, she doesn't have to agree with your choices and that's OK too.
If sarcasm or minimizing occurs, then I would be addressing that seperately, but with a gentle tone...don't do it if your pissed off. .. ...those are my humble offerings.
I really hope this helps you