I realize that this thought might be afloat in other threads but, I'll throw my worries out there anyway.
After going vegan 3 years ago, my family was confused by my new lifestyle chioce. Coming from an uppermidwestern family that loves all things that have to do with shooting animals (or catching them on hooks or stabbing them with arrows), "cleaning them," and roasting them, the whole veganism concept, even vegetarianism, seems terribly odd. And . . . the whole no dairy thing was quite the shocker for my famliy as I am from Wisconsin, the dairy state. My father refers to my diet as "Rabbit food" and continues to tease me at most every outing. I understand that this is perhaps his way of dealing with our differences but I am a little terrified of telling him and the rest of my family about my transition to raw food. I explained to them that I was becoming a vegan because I felt it was healthier and a more human diet than the SAD. My father accused me of having an eating disorder when I went vegan (which I do not and have never had) and I worry that my raw food diet may seem a little too "out there" for them.
I already talked to my mother about it a little bit but then she protested with "But doesn't freezing the blueberries make them better for you? I heard that on the Today show . . ." Granted, I am an adult and can make my own decisions and, really, this shouldn't be an issue for me. Yet I don't want everytime I return home from college for the dinner table to turn into the "raw diet vs. decaying animal flesh diet" debate. I want them to realize that gathering around the table for dinner should be about enjoying eachother's company rather than what is on everyone's plate. And that health and humanity is imporant to me.
That was alot. Thanks for reading if you do :)