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I am a fairly new vegetarian and I have a question about people’s reactions?

Question:
I have been a yoyo vegetarian/vegan for years. I kept trying and kept failing. Well, I finally did it right and did the research, got some books, got some food in the kitchen and am giving it a go for real. I have been vegetarian and have slowly been cutting out animal products for a few months now. I talk about it with my friends, my parents know, and my husband is doing it with me…so actually all my close people are supportive or at least have no opinion.

My problem is with my co-workers. I am friendly with them, but not really friends. So I don’t talk about my personal life, including food choices with them. But we recently went out to a restuarant for a bridal shower lunch and I ordered something with no meat and checked with the server when I ordered to make sure there was no meat or animal product in it. The people nearest me heard and asked me if I was vegetarian and I said yes and left it at that. Well now everyone knows, apparently it is a topic of conversation! Now I am getting questions in the lunch room, some are getting almost hostile. I was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and one girl was sitting next to me eating a BLT grinning at me and just making a big deal about how good it was and then shoving it in my face to get me to take a bite. I haven’t said a word about it other than that one time when I was checking with a server. THey don’t ask questions, so I have no reason to try to give them information on why I am doing this. But they just tease and goad me and it is getting really old. I have started eating lunch at my desk.

I mind my own business in general and prefer to keep my life to myself, so I am at a loss about what to do.
1) Watch Supersize Me

2) Read Fast Food Nation. Did you know that MCDonalds literally has feces in their burgers.

So you are eating poop. And that gives you multiple orgasms?

Aloo Parathas Recipe by Manjula,Indian Vegetarian Gourmet


www.ManjulasKitchen.com INGREDIENTS ALOO PARATHA RECIPE (for 6 parathas) 1-cup white whole wheat flour 1/2 cup water Pinch of salt Canola oil POTATO (ALOO) FILLING 1-1/2 cup mashed potatoes 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed 1 teaspoon chopped green pepper 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro Please send comments to manjulaskitchen@yahoo.com

vegetarian food help….?

Question:
ok so i hav ben a vegetarian for 1 year and 7 months now and im sick of eating the same thng ovr and ovr i mean my parents r trying to b supportive but everytime i dnt go to the store with thm to get food they pick the same thng but wen they ask what i want im soooo clueless bc i want sumthng new but i dnt hav any idea what type of new thng i want
sum thngs bout my eating-
-i luv cheese i believe cheese makes everythng better
-i luv vegan thngs
-im tired of pasta
-i eat every type of fruit out there
-im a picky eater
-i need new snack ideas cheese and crackers r great but what bout sumthn else and i eat popcorn alot so dnt evn say
thanx it would help me sooooo much thank u seriously oh and im 13 if it helps??

How to help a picky vegetarian lose weight?

Question:
My girlfriend has been a vegetarian almost her entire life, by her own decision, and I think she makes really poor diet choices, but I don’t want to say that to her and have her get upset with me (it’s happened already).
I’m a vegan, I’m a twig but I’m not a very picky eater. I eat quite a bit, sometimes I forget to eat though, and I really don’t get much exercise (I sit around way too much, I know it’s bad).

When my girlfriend was a vegan for a year, she said that she didn’t lose any weight, leading me to believe that she makes really poor diet choices. Her financial situation isn’t very good, but neither is mine, however I feel like my dad is more supportive than her mom is. (Also, her mom smokes unfortunately, and if she didn’t, I bet my girlfriend would be healthier because they would have extra money (her mom only smokes outside))

Here is the other thing, she has anxiety and bipolar disorder, very badly. Super low self-esteem. It’s very hard to encourage her to exercise anymore, she won’t go for a walk, and whenever we hang out she gets upset/angry when I bring up exercising.

She’s gained about 30 pounds since we’ve been together, as her anxiety has gotten the better of her, and unfortunately she doesn’t do much other than sit around her house and eat all day :/

It really kills me to watch her fall apart when we finally get to go out somewhere and she’s all upset because she thinks she looks huge/doesn’t have anything that fits. I love her regardless of what she looks like, but I want her to love herself, this seems to be a very hard thing for her to do. It’s almost as if she doesn’t want to.

Her diet seems to consist of a lot of cheese, ice cream and pasta. I had gotten upset with her once for eating cheese (because of what her and I both believe in, but only I currently practice) and that did not go well at all. So getting her to kick the dairy habit is going to be tough. At least she doesn’t like soda.

I feel like if I could help her figure out a diet that her mom can afford, that she would actually eat, her anxiety and bipolar disorder would lighten up a bit. She really is a great person who has been dealt a bad hand one too many times, and I want her to be happy so badly.

So please, if you have any ideas at all, they are very much appreciated. Thank you!
I forgot to mention that she uses food as a security blanket, which she knows isn’t good, but she just feels like she can’t do anything about it so she doesn’t try.
I know that it’s her choice, but it’s a hypocritical choice of her because she is against dairy. But she eats it without a second thought it seems. And this is why I get upset :/ Thanks for the eastern food suggestion :] I know she really enjoys curry (so do I!), I will have to look into this.

P.S. I know that the food is her security blanket, it used to be mine at one point (I quit being veg and gained ten pounds). It is by no means healthy to eat when you’re bored/upset.