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The Flexitarian Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide

The Flexitarian Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide

The Flexitarian Diet is a style of eating that encourages mostly plant-based foods while allowing meat and other animal products in moderation.

It’s more flexible than fully vegetarian or vegan diets.

If you’re looking to add more plant foods to your diet but don’t want to completely cut out meat, going flexitarian may be for you.

This article provides an overview of the Flexitarian Diet, its benefits, foods to eat and a one-week meal plan.

The Flexitarian Diet was created by dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner to help people reap the benefits of vegetarian eating while still enjoying animal products in moderation.

That’s why the name of this diet is a combination of the words flexible and vegetarian.

Vegetarians eliminate meat and sometimes other animal foods, while vegans completely restrict meat, fish, eggs, dairy and all animal-derived food products.

Since flexitarians eat animal products, they’re not considered vegetarians or vegans.

The Flexitarian Diet has no clear-cut rules or recommended numbers of calories and macronutrients. In fact, it’s more a lifestyle than a diet.