After making the decision to adopt a plant-based lifestyle, the very next thought to cross your mind is: “How am I going to tell my family and friends?” Sure they’ll be supportive or you hope they will be, but you also know that making this lifestyle change means major adjustments for them too. Turkey dinners during the holidays are not so simple anymore. Dinners out at the restaurant need to be premeditated decisions. Potlucks require a lot more planning and thought.
Let alone the reactions that will indeed trigger an emotional response. “What do you mean you’re not going to eat grandma’s carrot cake?!” Or “So what, you don’t eat cheese anymore?!” You may feel guilty, selfish or even doubt your decision.
All this makes adopting a plant-based diet that much harder. But all we can say is channel that emotion into conviction. Stand proudly in knowing every time you choose a meal free of animal product you are choosing a lifestyle that supports a sustainable future.
This mantra helps us stay the course:
Food for our future; A future for our children.