Another annoying vegan post here… Well, not completely…this may interest you if you are a healthy eater.
When people ask me what the hardest part of vegan eating is, I tell them “the snark” People have their opinions, their impulse reactions, I get that. I’m probably guilty of it myself for other things in life. But some of the snark really gives me a rage.
A recent example is that a seemingly unhealthy person told me to eat some real food. I didn’t realize that my broccoli was fake? As much as I want to continue to gripe about this particular example, I won’t, because I don’t want my snark to be misconstrued.
It reminds me of this funny quote: “Most people don’t realize this, but you can eat organic, gluten-free food without telling everyone around you about it” From the moment I decided to go vegan I thought of this quote and promised myself I wouldn’t become one of THOSE vegans, who can babble on about kale for hours (yet, here I am, blogging about vegan problems). Sure, I may post an occasional photo of something that I made from scratch and I’m really excited about it. But when I do share my little excitement for the day, I don’t include cynicism for other people’s choices with things like “omg-look at my awesome kale chips, your pepperoni pizza is soooo bad for you!!”
Food is a huge part of everyone’s life whether you eat chicken wings or not. Whatever it is that you eat, that’s really great, and I’m really happy for you to enjoy your dietary preferences too. The thing is, I’m glowing with excitement about this whole vegan thing. So why attempt to put me down for something that makes me happy?
Let me eat my real food.