So I told my mom a few weeks ago that I was going raw, and she is very supportive of it. My dad on the other hand, has never really been supportive of anything "diet" wise that I try. Probably because he has seen me fail so many times! He knows that I lost most of my weight on weight watchers, but when I was losing that weight, I was practically eating raw, and I didn't realize it. My weight watchers leader was actually a raw foodist, and she would give us all types of tips (banana ice cream instead of real ice cream, etc.) and she is super awesome! So anyways, today I told my dad that I am going raw in the new year. He was actually supportive of me! He even agreed to read my books on raw to understand it more. His only worry is that it is a "fad" diet. I told him it's not a fad diet, and if it was, at least i'd be getting lots of fresh fruit and veggies! He is also worried about me not getting enough calcium and protein, but I explained to him where I would be getting it from. He was also worried that I just wouldn't stick with it. I told him it would be a slow transition so I wouldn't feel deprived and so I wouldn't detox too badly (I have heard of lots of people losing their hair and I REALLY don't want that to happen to me!)
So YAY for family support! I know for a lot of people out there who transition to raw, not having family support is a big downer, so I am lucky to have a family that supports me (we'll see how understanding they are when I am using my juicer at 6 am!).