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The challenges of family visits

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Since nearly 1 week ago, my parents have been staying with me. As much as I love them they do not support the whole-foods-based, vegan lifestyle that I have been trying to establish.

Until last week I had successfully gotten myself down to lacto-vegetarian status, with an emphasis on whole foods. I was losing weight and keeping up a simple exercise regimen, but all of that has been thrown out the window as my family has been insisting upon parties and restaurants without vegan or whole-food options. I've offered to make food almost as many times as we have eaten meals, but I've only been allowed to make one meal in the past week.

Physically, I feel terrible--I've managed to stay almost fully vegetarian, but my palate and my body have changed and I'm suffering. I know I'm gaining weight and losing muscle, and if this goes on much longer I'm going to be worse off than when I started a month ago.

My question for you, Sparkers, is this: how do you stay on track when everyone around you is trying to get you to do otherwise?

  
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TONEFIT 5/23/2013 4:39PM

  Let your parents know how important yoru health and fitness goals are. Tell them that you are happiest when you are sticking to your healthy choices. If they are still giving you a hard time, punch them :) haha just kidding about the punching. Just remember you will be back on track soon and feeling fantastic again!
Best of luck with the parents!

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