May 29th, 2012 | By Alicia Silverstone
Kind Lifer Aby recently shared how she told her family about her decision to go veg. Check it out:
“Five months ago I decided to eliminate red meat from my diet as a way to improve my digestion. A member of The Kind Life for about two years, it took me a while to actually order your book, so when I finally got it and started to read it, I told myself “I can’t read a book to become a vegan while I still eat fish and chicken!”
The very next day I woke up and told my parents about my new decision. I had a special talk with my dad who had already tried to convince me to go back to red meat. He didn’t say a word for about five minutes and then said something like, “You’re an adult and you know what you’re doing.”
I went to my room, and 10 minutes later, he knocked at my door and asked me to write a list of the things I can eat so he could add them to the grocery list. I literally wanted to cry! I was so touched!
It took my mom a little bit more time to process the info, but now she supports me. We just came back from a weekend in San Antonio, and while visiting a book store, my mom was very excited to choose a book with vegan recipes with me!
I’ve been a yo-yo dieter my entire life, and I’m only 26! Diagnosed with glucose intolerance five years ago, I’ve always suffered from being overweight. Tired of struggling with my weight and losing money with so-called doctors and diets that do not work at all, I felt so connected with you while reading about your battle against weight as well! So here I am, and I’ve decided to go vegan for the rest of my life.
It’s been two weeks so far, and I have to say, I feel great! I’ve lost six pounds and I love the way my body is starting to look and how my clothes fit! I still have a lot of weight to lose, but I have faith, not only in The Kind Diet, but also inmyself. I have my parents’ and friends’ support, so I guess that’s all it takes.
I would also like to share that I’ve felt calmer and more peaceful about being able to improve my relationship with my dad, an issue that I had already tried to fix with therapy. It’s getting better by just going vegan!
Thank you so much Alicia, this is certainly the best way to feel great, lose weight and save the planet!”
Your story makes me sooo happy, Aby!! As I was reading this, I was so moved. I’m just so proud of how you handled this. How amazing that your mom and dad came around! It sounds like you’re not preaching to them at all, just telling them what you need. With all the success you’ve had, maybe they’ll get on board too. I’m so happy, and I think your picture is adorable. You’re so cute! I want to give you a big hug and a kiss!