Need Advice For Staying On The Kickstart
Posted Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 10:02 PM
I've been following the kickstarts for a while and was really excited to hear about this one. But I'm running into a lot of problems that are just frustrating me.
Right now I'm in the process of making a big move to another country. My parents and aunt have come out here to help me. While I am grateful for their support and help, they are also very suffocating and clinging. They are not native English speakers, though my parents speak English just fine (my aunt doesn't speak it at all) so I guess that's the reason. Anyway, my mom and aunt are staying with me and basically have taken over the kitchen. My mom insists on cooking everything for me and I hardly get a chance to get into the kitchen to cook something for myself (she's a Jewish mother so it would be almost an insult to refuse ). I have no problem with that, as she respects my desire to be vegan, but she doesn't exactly cook low fat and she is one of these who believes that you can't absorb the vitamins in veggies without adding olive oil.
I am trying my best to make this as low fat as possible. For example, I tell her to leave olive oil out of my portion of salad she makes every morning and I just add lemon juice. I got her to make the hummus she usually makes with a lot less tehina than she usually does and I stay away from the fried goodies she makes for my brother. But sometimes it gets frustrating, especially since she tends to buy a lot of junk food to nibble on in the evenings.
Any advice as to how I can stay as close to the Kickstart as possible during this time?