I have been flirting with being a vegetarian for years and I have now decided to make the commitment to become full-on VEGAN! Yea for me! The day I had my, what I like to call the revelation, my wonderful, adorable husbands says "I am going to start the Atkins Diet". What %#@! Well needless to say we are a house divided. Are any of you in the Kind World suffering from this affliction? We love and respect each other very much, but I need a little support in a house that is full of dairy and meat! Any suggestions and tips for surviving the apocalypse that is my world would be awesome.
Hey Michelle: i haven't been on the forum in months but decided to hop on just now because i'm super frustrated with my husband as well and felt like venting about it when i saw this post!!! my story is a little diffferent. I'll be celebrating my 1-year vegan anniversary on 3/12!! my husband joined me about 9 months ago after watching 'Earthlings' with me and everything was going great.... (Side note: He's been trying to lose weight for about a year now....) he was losing weight-about 1 to 2 lbs a week and feeling great...then suddenly he decided that he wasn't losing weight fast enough-the reason being that he wasn't getting enough protein in his diet as a vegan (believe me, he was!!)...so he decides that he's going to start eating cheese and eggs...then a week later he was adding tuna into the mix and this past week-he's now eating chicken!!!
this is greatly upsetting to me for many different reasons...as a vegan, i don't want to buy animal products/support the food animal industry, or have those things in my house, nor do i want those products in my husband's body....i've done a lot of research and i know how bad animal products are for the human body and what's even more upsetting is that my husband knows it too but he doesn't care....he says that his main focus right now is losing weight and once the weight is off he'll go back to eating a healthy vegan diet again...the thing is..he's not losing the weight!!! ugh!! so i'm definitely feeling your frustration right now!!
what i've decided to do is just focus on my own health and diet and just hope that he realizes the error of his ways and hops back on the vegan-train asap!! that's really all you can do...try to be open-minded and supportive. just like me-if you try to push your husband to join you...he'll just push back harder and close himself off.... my hope is that my husband will see how healthy and happy i am and decide to join me once again!
I'm in the same boat. My 14yo son and I are vegan (as of two weeks ago). My husband and younger son are not. I have a hard time buying the stuff they eat, and an even harder time cooking it. I'm not sure how to handle this either.
The rule in my house was. I eat the way I cook. If you want something else...then you make it. I know that this method is sometimes impossible if you're a wife/mum. The atkins diet though??? seriously...it's makes me cringe a bit!
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