What Is A Flexitarian Diet?

People are often encouraged to make a few lifestyle changes here and there at the start of a new year and dietary new year’s resolutions can often be found at the top of the list. There seems to be a growing interest in plant-based diets at the moment and if you’re keen to find out more, flexitarianism could be a great way to ease yourself into it.

This kind of diet involves eating mostly plant-based foods, with animal products in moderation, so there’s a lot more flexibility than with vegan or vegetarian diets – hence the term ‘flexitarian’!

The aim is to ensure you rate mostly fruit and vegetables, as well as legumes, pulses and wholegrains, while trying to source your protein from plants rather than animals. Avoid processed food and limit your intake of added sugar and sweets.

What’s particularly good about this kind of diet is that it takes the pressure off, especially if you’ve made a new year’s resolution to eat more healthily. If you decide to try veganism or vegetarianism and slip up at some point, you’re likely to feel guilty about it – but following a flexitarian diet means you don’t have to give yourself a hard time if you do eat animal products.

And who knows? You may find you like it so much and you feel so good within yourself that you’re motivated to move on to becoming a vegetarian or even a vegan later down the line. We’d love to hear what your new year’s resolutions are, so get in touch to let us know.

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