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Flexitarian Diet 1 week 3 days ago #3377186

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Was just watching a cooking program and noticed that they are either meat heavy or absolutly no meat products at all.
I keep hoping they would do one I always wanted to do: no need to avoid meat products, but treated more like flavoring and/or side dish - or more veggies, less meat; but not go overboard about it.

Then I found an articles about the "Flexitarian Diet":

"It’s based on the following principles:
Eat mostly fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains.
Focus on protein from plants instead of animals.
Be flexible and incorporate meat and animal products from time to time.
Eat the least processed, most natural form of foods.
Limit added sugar and sweets."

Sounds like a diet I could get on board with.
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Please speak with your doctor before starting any kind of diet, they can check you out,your blood pressure,weight,etc,give advice.

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I don't think he needs to speak with his doctor before starting a flexitarian diet, as outlined above.

It is just a general eat some meat but less of it and less processed foods, less sugary sweets. Theres really no medical considerations in that, unless he has very specific medical dietary requirements.

'Diet' being used here to mean what we eat, rather than diet as in trying to lose weight.

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A flexi diet sounds like the plan for healthy eating ,a plan for life that all meat eaters should be following .
As Vege said I can’t see any reason for consulting a doctor before starting a well balanced eating plan.

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So its basically a semi vegetarian diet, that someones decided to give a name to!

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I also believe an occasional meat heavy big steak meal. Millions of years of our evolution had the occasional meat heavy times (a successful hunt), followed by meals with little to no meat until the next big hunt. So special occasions are fine to participate in (for me). Less meat and more variety are the main aims in my meals.
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I'm not a vegetarian but I've cut down a lot on meat, especially red meat. If I make Shepherds pie, Chilli con carne, Lasagna, or Spag bol, I now use Quorn mince. Once it's mixed with sauces and other flavourings it's just as nice as ''normal'' mince.
If I have guests for lunch I never tell them it's quorn ''mince'' and they absolutely cannot tell the difference, if their clean plates are anything to go by..lol
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Blackbird wrote: So its basically a semi vegetarian diet, that someones decided to give a name to!


Well not really.

Not sure about the name but ways of eating have to be called something - bit cumbersome to say "It’s based on the following principles:
Eat mostly fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains.
Focus on protein from plants instead of animals.
Be flexible and incorporate meat and animal products from time to time.
Eat the least processed, most natural form of foods.
Limit added sugar and sweets."

Every time you describe how you eat

Arguably either you are vegetarian or you aren't - there is no 'semi' - a so called semi vegetarian is still a meat eater, albeit eating less meat than some other meat eaters.

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Some people are opportunistic eaters, eat whatever or whenever they can find food.
I don't think they care much if it is flexitarian, vegan, carnivorian or any other fad diet.
Anagram for diet is edit or tied...restrictive!
In my view that is ...

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