Flexitarians: Newest Diet Fad or Sensible Lifestyle?

Flexitarians: Newest Diet Fad or Sensible Lifestyle?

Megan Gordon
Feb 3, 2011

Like it or not, tis' the season for diet discussions and new gym regimens. But the latest buzz surrounding the Flexitarian diet leaves us wondering if it's the newest fad or just plain sensible.

In the most recent issue of Bon Appetit, editor Victoria von Biel explores the Flexitarian diet, explaining that it consists of mostly plant-based foods but allows for meat, fish, and poultry in small amounts. Essentially, she notes that "it's the perfect diet for people who know they need to eat more veggies but don't want to give up meat completely."

There are certainly plenty of folks who eat a vegetarian diet while traveling or eating out, but do cook meat and fish at home because they like to keep tabs on where their products are coming from. And so many food bloggers, celebrities, and families across America have taken on "meat-free Mondays." What do you think? Is Flexitarianism a new term for a way of life so many of us already lead? Or do you think this will be a waning fad in the whirlwind of never-ending diet talk?

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