I told my family that I am eating primally before coming home for Easter. I did not make any attempt to push this on anyone else but was surprised how resentful they acted about it. My mother made too big of a deal about it - loudly saying in front of family members about every single thing she was making, "this has __ in it...is _ on your diet?" and talking about how it is important to drain all the fat so we don't clog our arteries. My little brother at one point angrily told me I was nuts if I didn't eat a bagel. I did not eat that bagel. You get the point.
Anyway, I ended up eating a lot of things I wouldn't normally eat just to avoid the uncomfortable attention and to not hurt Ma's feelings. Last night, my stomach was so bloated that I looked pregnant. My face is horribly puffy and my joints are killing me. I had the mental fog, mood swings, and sleepiness that I knew would come. I'm IF'ing today to try to mitigate the damage.
My question: do I tell her that I am feeling this way? I am thinking that it might drive home the point that eating SAD makes me sad, while primal makes me feel like a superhero. The hardest part I am having with primal/paleo right now is the reaction of my family and the social pressure. Any comments or thoughts on pressure from family members is welcome. I am really struggling with this and thanks in advance for any help you all can offer.