RE: Super Bowl and Beyond
Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM
What should you eat? If you were a SAD eater then you would eat what you choose to. So you should as anyone else does eat what you choose to. What you eat is a personal decision.
When you said you are taking food, I don’t know if it meant to share or just for your “special diet”. I would think of taking a huge salad to share and/or Pico De Guyo and/or Guacamole for all. That way there is plenty of food that both vegans and SAD eaters like.
As far as criticism. A couple of things.. 1) you say these are people you eat with regularly. Can you get someone familiar with your choices going there, who will support you. Even if they just say that what you choose to eat is a personal decision. – Talk about what you might like them to say. “hey I tried the guacamole and it’s wonderful.. I could eat that everyday.
2) Say to your friend, “Everyone is different. I admit I had some concerns. I didn’t want to try a new way of eating, do it wrong and get sick. So I am doing it with the advice of a nutritionist and a doctor. So far I feel wonderful!” Or whatever, just have a plan.
Don’t worry you may get questions, some people just really want to know. I hear the most – Where do you get your protein? Isn’t it hard? What do you eat?
When they ask what do I eat. .. I don’t’ tell them beans, tofu, plants. I do tell them about some of my favorites… curry stir fry, burritos, veggie pizza, & soups. Let them picture it on a plate or a bowl. I think of it as a sharing opportunity.
If it all goes to pot, other people start feeling uncomfortable and want out too… so have a plan. “I am not feeling the love here. We are here for superbowl. Perhaps we can discuss my eating habits some other time.” I have not needed to ever do that, but you might feel better with a plan.