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I'm about as far from vegan as is possible, and I'm 100% on your side. If it works for you, it works for you. End of discussion. Ignore them, eat your soy, and enjoy your health.

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I'm about as far from vegan as is possible, and I'm 100% on your side. If it works for you, it works for you. End of discussion. Ignore them, eat your soy, and enjoy your health.

Your relatives are being pretty hypocritical, they have no leg to stand on with criticizing you. Tell them you're healthier than ever, and unless they're your doctor, they don't get to comment or pass judgement on your habits or health.

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My family are the same, my parents are morbidly obese and my siblings are obese, and they all judge me and sabotage my diet when I'm trying to eat better and go to the gym more. And then it's "you spend so much time at the gym why are you not stick thin yet?" as if I can lose a dress size in a week, if it was that easy then why aren't they doing it too >.>

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I'd say Fyl too #33 it's one thing to judge, but another entirely to sabotage! I'm sorry your family treats you so poorly even though you're just trying to be happy and healthy.

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Being omnivores means we evolved to have a lot of flexibility in what we can eat. That's not the same as saying we HAVE to eat meat or other animal products to be healthy. I'm not even vegetarian, let alone vegan, but as far as I've seen, many vegans thrive.

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The only nutrient found in meat not *typically* found in a vegan diet is Vitamin B12. I personally supplement this, as do you, because modern factory-farmed cows are also supplemented with it.

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Besides, humans aren't biological omnivores, and there's nothing that demonstrates that we are, we're slow and bipedal, we have flat, dull claws, flat, dull teeth, we have awful night vision, we have very long intestines, we chew our food thoroughly, our mouth opening is smaller than our head, need I go on?

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For some people, "with conscience" can't include any animal products, because of the way animals are treated or killed (taking calves from cows so we can have the milk or killing day old male chicks because we only need the egg layers). If taking a few supplements, or taking the time and effort to plan their vegan diet very carefully to get as many nutrients as possible, let's them eat in good conscience, then so be it. Many vegans do very well.

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#9, I hate to point it out to you (though not really), but there are many people with omnivorous diets that should be, or already are, taking supplements. Basing the nutritional value of a diet based on the need of a supplement isn't really a valid form of criticism.

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Well, if y'all aren't going to listen to the conscious meat consumption part, at least listen to the soy part! I'm actually working on not buying meat products from the supermarket at all any more. I want to reduce it, to eat only what I kill myself or if I know the person who's doing the raising and slaughtering personally. Because I also do not want the animals to be raised in minimal space with huge amounts of antibiotics and then transported for several hours, only to be killed in a factory under high stress.

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