[quote="JP"]one has to wonder why is he making these restrictions on you...
I am thinking, maybe it is that he knows you love your sport so much that he thinks you will drop veganism because of it. So its kind of extortion tactic.
He clearly is worried about you being vegan. Maybe worth it to try to calmly find out why, is it the nutrition? Worry about your health? Worrying about you joining some gang or a cult?
But you are practically an adult already, you can make your own decisions, stick to them and defend them.
Where there is a will there is a way, i'm sure if you put your mind to it, you can do both. Maybe after a wee while when your father sees that you are progressing with your sport and are healthy as a vegan (make sure you will be!) he will start supporting you again?
Yeah you are right, its mostly about the nutrition, he thinks i couldnt cope being an athlete on a vegan diet. He would support me in any sport i do, as long as i stick to it, which i havent really done becuase i did tennis, decided to do karate, changed styles then returnd and now im dabbling on mma, mostly becuase i feel that mma is a more flexible martial art, no restrictions of how to punch how to do this or that, it teaches you a wide variety of technique.
My dad is one of those people who knows he's right, he has so much pride in what he does and what he believes in that unless im 18 i dont think he would listen to me and my mother dosnt accept help cooking or cleaning from anyone, she prefers to clean and cook on her own terms becuas she dosnt trust me, I was really weak and premature as a baby and she didnt want me to be like that for the rest of my life, if i cook when thier away, regardless on whether i clean up or not my mother will have a go at me for a very long time, ive tried it, nice food not a pretty conclusion. So i might as well do this solo, and some support from my brother and friends, its a shame, but hey thats Persian culture for ya.