Sunday, August 17, 2008

Flexitarian Life Style

Flexitarianism is a semi-vegetarian diet involving the practice of eating mainly vegetarian food, but making occasional exceptions for social, pragmatic, cultural, or nutritional reasons. There is a wide range in the circumstances and outer boundaries of their dietary practices, which resist easy classification.

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".

That's going to be me and Brian. We have been reading a book and we really feel that our family is consuming far too much junk and animal fat. So we are going to concentrate on a mainly vegetarian menu at home occasionally adding fish in.

I am SO glad Brian is on board. It's hard to make changes when your spouse isn't on board. I've actually been leaning this way for over a year but was afraid to bring it up to Brian. I thought he would flip. But he is really open to it.

Wish us well.


Bonnie said...

Best of luck to you - I love my meat so could never consider this, lol. Well, I don't eat a lot of red meat, but I love my eggs and dairy and poultry :D

Leah said...

Thanks. We're going to eat limited dairy - definitely eggs. So we'll see how it goes. I am going to try almond milk and almond cheese though