Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's always good to be flexible....

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I must say healthy eating has become slightly easier for me. I have tried hundreds of methods and have failed hundreds of times. But I am very much aware that what I put into my body is very VERY important and matters just as much (if not more) than the workouts themselves. What I am putting into my body shows on my exterior and in a non-egotistical way I want to put out the best exterior I possibly can. There is no feeling better than feeling healthy. That's why I have taken on a flexitarian diet.

WTF is a flexitarian???

Well I'm glad you asked!

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Flexitarianism is a semi-vegetarian diet focusing on vegetarian food with occasional meat consumption. A self-described flexitarian seeks to decrease meat consumption without eliminating it entirely from his or her diet. There are no guidelines for how much or how little meat one must eat before being classified a flexitarian. Flexitarian is distinguished from polpescetarian, i.e., one who eats only chicken and fish, but does so exclusively. [1]
In 2003, the American Dialect Society voted flexitarian as the year's most useful word and defined it as "a vegetarian who occasionally eats meat".[2]

Once again...Thanks wikipedia! I have found that A very large part of my calories are taken in from meat.I think I'm kinda addicted at times. It becomes the focal point of my meal rather than an accessory. A salad without chicken...was blasphemy to my taste buds. But once I realized how much better I felt with more fruits, vegetables and water in my system the idea for a large desire to consume meat diminished.

I have been inspired by so many healthy lifestyles and though I want to reduce my meat intake I have yet to feel a need to delve head first into vegan or vegetarian lifestyle for that matter. Right now I like things the way they are. Somedays I have no meat at all others I have it for only one meal. Today I want to make chicken salad on a bed of mixed there! I like the idea of not being tied down to a label. Just finding out what works for me along the way.


  1. That sounds like a great idea and it can be used along with most diets out there. Nice post!

  2. This sounds great. I remember I did a diet based on fruits and veggies for the first 2 weeks...then after that I introduced chicken and turkey. I stopped eating red meat and I lost 10lbs in 1 month. I gotta get back to that again.

  3. Flexitarianism is definitely becoming a more attractive option for individuals looking to decrease meat in their diet. I intern with Meatless Monday, a non-profit that encourages a committment to going meatless at least one day a week. The website demonstrates how cuttign meat is as much about adding, by providing recipes high in taste and nutrition value (this week these Cameo Herbed Potatoes are featured: ) A project of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Meatless Monday has a strong nutrition and environmental basis; for more on the campaign check out the Youtube video:
    Thanks! Ashwini

  4. I think that is a wonderful plan

  5. "I like the idea of not being tied down to a label." ~~ very well said!

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