The Flexitarian Diet

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  • Overview

If you want to change your lifestyle, so that to improve your health and lose weight, stick around, as right here you will find information about a diet that works all the time, no matter how many pounds dieters want to get rid of. Well, the diet we are talking about is called the Flexitarian diet and it is considered to have evolved from vegetarian diets. This diet aims to help dieters lose weight efficiently and keep their health in optimal state. Many have compared this diet to the Macrobiotic Diet, the Eco-Atkins Diet, the Engine 2 Diet, the Raw Food Diet and other related diets which focus on eating fruits and veggies.

As you can see, this diet is all about eating fresh, natural foods which can boost your body with energy and keep your weight under control. On the other hand, it is important to tell you that being a flexitarian doesn’t mean that you have to cut meat from your meals. Indeed, this diet allows you to eat meat occasionally, so this aspect will separate it from vegan diets.

  • The theory

This diet is built around the idea that being a vegetarian most of the time is not the optimal solution, when staying healthy and reaching the ideal weight. Furthermore, you should know that the name this diet is given comes from putting together two words, namely “flexible” and “vegetarian”. However , the term of “flexitarian” is somehow new, as it was first used about a decade ago. If you want to join those who are already enrolled in the Flexitarian diet, you should also take into consideration buying Dawn Jackson Blatner’s book “The Flexitarin Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthy, Prevent Disease and Add Years to Your Life”. You will find many tips and valuable information about this diet there, which can steer you toward choosing your right meal plans. This diet assures its followers that eating mostly plant-based meals and meat occasionally will help them lose pounds efficiently and also keep various heart diseases and cancers away from them.

  • What you can eat

Like we mentioned before, the Flexitarian diet is most of the time a vegetarian diet, yet you can still eat white meat (fish, turkey, chicken) or read meat (beef), if you feel the need. Among the foods recommended by this diet, we can mention the following: beans, peas, lentils, nuts, eggs, seeds, whole grains, dairy products, and most fruits and vegetables.