Eating a flexitarian diet is always an option if you are considering becoming vegetarian but ready or wanting to make the full commitment. Besides why does your diet need a label? Who says it’s an all or nothing approach?
By definition, flexitarian diet (or a semi-vegetarian) is one that is plant-based with the occasional inclusion of meat products.
Why Eat Less Meat?
1. Meat-free eaters are less likely to develop chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
2. Vegetarians have smaller grocery bills since meat is usually the most expensive item on your list.
3. Going meatless means you’re helping to save the planet since animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emission.
4. By not consuming meat you’re saying no to animal cruelty. You will not believe the living conditions these animals are raised in. Get Vegeducted.
According to the Meat Free Mondays website which was started by Paul McCartney (think Beatles) and his daughters Stella and Marry, dietary factors are believed to be responsible for AT LEAST ONE THIRD of all CANCERS in western countries. Our meat is massed produced raised in a factory farm. The animals that are used for food consumption are not outside in a big field grazing on grass all day.
Meatless Mondays - Baby Steps Towards a Vegetarian Diet
I’ve been a vegetarian most of my life and it is what works for me. Eating a meat-free diet comes naturally to me. I feel like I’m the best version of me by going meatless. I’ve never feel like I’m torturing myself and meat is not something even on my radar. I’ve always said if I ever feel like I’m depriving myself I will switch to a flexitarian diet but I have never had that moment. Things have changed a lot too since I first become a vegetarian. It’s a lot more common to find vegetarian options everywhere there’s food.
I’m not here to preach (preaching vegetarians are the worse), I’m here to educate and help you become the best version of yourself. If you want to eat less meat in your diet but are not ready or willing to become a vegetarian, or even a flexitarian why not experiment with Meatless Mondays?
Meatless Mondays (also known as Meat Free Mondays and Lundi Sans Viande) was created to bring awareness to how eating less meat will help save our planet, bodies and wallets. The idea here is that for one day a week you don’t eat meat. And this program is catching on fast.
Could you live on a meatless diet?