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I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian for 2 years by now. Two weeks ago I decided to go vegan. My parents didn't support me at first, because they thought it was just too much. My mom told me she doesn't like to eat soy all the time. So they had a lot of prejudices. Sadly. I started to cook for them and they slowly start to accept my choice. I hope they will turn vegetarian or maybe even vegan. They are not that healthy and it would be great for them. But I know this is not very likely. I just hope and try to show them hov easy and great it is to be a vegan.
For me it changed a lot. I became much more active and happier. As a vegetarian I was always a bit depressed. That is very common in my family. But now I breaked out of that. I'm feeling like a new person! I'm always friendly and motivated and even school can't pull me down ;-) I really like my new lifestyle, even if my friends and my family do not understand me. I think this will just take some time.
I would recommend becoming vegan to everyone! It will influence your live but mostly in positive ways. Try it and you will wish you became vegan earlier. Great luck!