After reading the Kind Diet I am really inspired to move to a macrobiotic diet. I've read some other macro books and feel that the philosophy and the way of life are in sync with what I want for myself. So for some reason I am having like a mental block to actually take action and I was wondering of other people felt the same way? I'm vegetarian now and am almost vegan and I want to be a committed macro. I think I am just afraid of the change or something because in all actuallity it will be very different from my current lifestyle. I'm married and my husband gives me his complete support-but as far as a support system, he's all I have. No one else in my family or any of my friends are even vegetarian; they all think I'm crazy or something. So I was wondering how others deal with the feelings of not fitting in with family/friends and how others deal with the lack of convience when it comes to this lifestyle. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Hey Alicia, I know exactly what you're talking about. I follow vegan macrobiotics whereas my boyfriend is still a meat and dairy eater. It's hard, and sometimes we even get in arguments about it when we go out to eat. But what always gets us through that, it to tell them that they don't need to understand this new lifestyle they don't need to change to it, all they need to do it support you, because that is what people do when they love you, they support your decisions. Just remember not to lecture them too much, because that is what usually leads to arguments. Good luck! I promise it gets easier, I've even gotten my mom to become vegan, and my dad an off and on vegan!
Preperation is huge. I'm settling into Superhero too and I have discovered that I always, have to have brown rice, beans with squash, and a version of alicia's magical healing soup on the go. I'm not picky about left overs, but if you lead a busy life these should always be on hand. Once you've developed a rythm with the staples, everything else become really fun. Everything else you buy and cook becomes a treat. But that would be my best advice, master the whole grain, bean and veggie staples and you're good to go.
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