Part-time Vegetarian = Flexitarian!!
December 06, 2010
I have often listened to my omnivore friends and co-workers lament about their belief that being vegetarian was an "all-or-nothing" proposition. I was thrilled to find several books in our library that presented another way of thinking.
The Flexitarian Diet: the Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease and Add Years to Your Life by Dawn Blatner provides ideas for step-by-step changes to healthier eating. There is another book on the same topic: The Flexitarian Table: Inspired, Flexible Meals for Vegetarians, Meat Lovers, and Everyone in Between by Peter Berley. Readers can get lots of delicious ideas for healthy dishes by reading The Healthy Hedonist: More Than 200 Delectable Flexitarian Recipes for Rlaxed Daily Feasts by Myra Kornfeld.
The idea is that by implementing the 80-20 rule, (doing something 80% of the time is okay) one can reap many of the health and ecological benefits of vegetarianism, but still have that occasional steak, burger, or brat without feeling like you’ve fallen off the wagon.
After looking at these books, maybe it is possible to have your cake (or in this case steak) and eat it too! Happy eating!
Blue Springs South