Defending Your Diet
That’s all it is: a diet and lifestyle choice. We make them all the time and yours happen to be that you don’t eat or wear animals…. but the digs don’t stop. How do you cope? Christmas Day meals seem to bring up all the questions and ‘encouragements’ to eat meat.
Get ready for the tired old jokes. There will be people who will attempt to poke fun at your new lifestyle with jokes that could be a lot funnier. Take them with good grace and be proud of what you’re doing for animals, the environment and your own wellbeing.
We’ve asked around and as the Christmas season is such a family and social time, we’ve found that most people choose to graciously ignore the worst behaviour, and engage only in discussions where both parties will be listened to. If you’re challenged politely and a conversation would be productive, it’s a great opportunity to educate people. In other times, agreeing to disagree is the easiest way to extricate yourself from a confrontation. Providing your own beautifully presented and yummy dish is an excellent way to quell any ongoing comments. You can choose dishes from any cuisine but if you want to stay with the ‘traditional’ theme, there are nut roasts with gravy, vegan wines and beers, and wonderful desserts that you can try out.
We wish you all the best for the Christmas and Summer time. Our office is open until December 21st, for book orders of Home Tried Favourites for those Christmas recipes, questions, nutrition information, and support. We will open again January 25th.