The flexitarian diet
The flexitarian diet was created for those who want the health benefits
of a vegetarian diet, yet still be able to enjoy meat now and then.
For many people, cutting out meat entirely is not easy. Maybe you’re not the one doing the cooking at home or maybe kicking the meat cravings is just too difficult. Let’s go flex then! You may have only heard about ‘flex’ at the gym, but we are talking about flexitarianism.
Being a flexitaria is all about adapting your lifestyle, rather than completely changing it. There are no specific rules, only suggestions, and acceptance that doing something is better than doing nothing. This makes goals easier to achieve. Basically, it’s making meat a treat rather than an essential!
The flexitarian diet achieves many of the same results that a vegetarian diet does, such as being better for the environment and your health. Take a look at the Why Veggie page, for more details and information on how changing your diet helps both you and our planet.
Life is a series of choices, and what you eat every day is one of those choices.
The effect of our choices are seen throughout the rest of our lives, so we try to make choices that allow us to be more healthy and happy.
Making the choice to be flexitarian, or even vegetarian, is like saying to yourself that you want to make a difference for you and the world around you. Being flexitarian allows you the ease of conforming in social gatherings, and the approach is easy if you know where to start. We are happy to help you get started.
The first step is to educate yourself as to why you should try adopting the flexitarian diet.
A good idea is to look at our Why Veggie page for more details and information on how changing your diet helps.
The second step is to make small, easy changes to your diet, starting maybe with two meatless days per week before moving to three or even four days. You can also slowly switch from meats such as beef and pork to chicken and fish, as these options are much better for the environment. Another idea is to replace the meats in certain dishes with beans, lentils, or tofu to give yourself the feeling of eating meat while still getting lots of protein. The final step is building a routine. Keeping the same nights every week as ‘no meat’ nights, is a way for a healthy habit to form and allow you to continue achieving your new lifestyle.
No matter what you decide to do with your diet and food choices, remember that even small changes can have a big impact. Happy eating!