Some people seem stuck in the idea that they’re trapped by what their family or spouse eats. They believe that having a vegetarian husband makes them automatically vegetarian too; or having pressure from a family that is doing a low-carb diet means they should be doing it too. This really shouldn’t be the case. Food is too important. Don’t eat something just because someone else is. Yes, I know food is a social thing, and I don’t care. Food is first and foremost a nourishing thing, and you have the right to choose what food your body needs and what it doesn’t. You alone are responsible for your health.
Your body is your own. It is yours uniquely and alone.
How you choose to nourish that body is your business. Be vegetarian. Be vegan. Be pescetarian. Be carnivorous. Be a chocoholic. Just don’t let someone else’s food choices or opinions dictate what you eat. Stand your ground. Don’t give in to a fad diet you don’t want to do just because your friends are. Don’t give up salmon just because your spouse is vegan, and if you’re vegetarian, don’t give in to eating meat at a barbecue just to fit in.
Be curious about what you eat. Be informed. Be open to new ideas about food and nutrition. Be accepting of other people’s food choices. Don’t think for a second that just because someone eats a certain way that you have to as well. Your health is too important, and so is your right to choose how you want to eat.
You are responsible for your own health. Now choose what you want that health to look like.
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