As a vegan, I get this a lot. A LOT. All year round. "But eggs are good for you!" "If you don't eat meat, you get no protein!" and my personal favourite "You'll have osteoporosis in like 10 years" (and I am 24 years old!).
Even if they want to shove their perspective towards food and their beliefs in my face, I find it pointless, disrespectful and exhausting to do the same.
My physician gave me the best advice on the matter: "Thanks, I'm allergic" are the magic words! All animal products are very common allergens, so I'm always excused and it doesn't even have to be a big deal!
- 12/11/2013 7:31:45 PM