By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Lifestyle. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:14:30 PM.
The semi‐vegetarianism dietary movement, also known as flexitarian-ism, is rapidly growing. There is no strict definition of a flexitarian diet, but it typically involves eating at least one vegetarian meal a week. Introducing vegetarian meals -- and entire vegetarian days -- into your diet is a good first step toward vegetarianism. This also helps you to gradually become comfortable with replacing meat with vegetarian protein sources, such as soy products, and beans. The federal 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating a variety of protein sources each day, so this first step toward vegetarianism is also a great way to immediately improve your diet.
Strictly speaking, vegetarians are people who do not eat meat, poultry, or seafood. But people with many different dietary patterns call themselves vegetarians, including the following: Do not eat meat, poultry, fish, or any products derived from animals, including eggs, dairy products, and gelatin. Do not eat meat, poultry, or fish, but do eat eggs and dairy products. Eat no meat, poultry, fish, or eggs, but do consume dairy products. Eat no meat, poultry, fish, or dairy products, but do eat eggs. Avoid meat but may eat fish (pesco-vegetarian, Pescatarian) or poultry (pollo-vegetarian).
A vegetarian diet can provide a wide variety of healthful, nutritious foods. Different types of vegetarian eat different things.Lacto-ovo-vegetarians avoid the flesh of all animals, both meat and fish.Pescatarian eat fish but no meat. Lacto-vegetarians consume dairy products but no eggs.Ovo-vegetarians consume eggs but no dairy.Vegans avoid all animal-based foods, including honey. Some people call themselves "semi-vegetarian," but most vegetarian and vegan societies do not accept this term. A vegetarian needs to make careful choices about their diet, and to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that they meet their nutritional requirements. Some vegans may need to take supplements.