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FLEXITARIAN DIET OVERVIEW
Goal: Weight loss.
Resembles these U.S. News-rated diets: Vegetarian Diet,Macrobiotic Diet, Raw Food Diet, Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Eco-Atkins Diet, Engine 2 Diet, Traditional Asian Diet, Vegan Diet
The claim of this diet is that Flexitarians weigh 15 percent less than their more carnivorous counterparts; have a lower rate of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; and live an average of 3.6 years longer.
Flexitarian is a marriage of two words: Flexible and vegetarian.The term was coined more than a decade ago,and in her 2009 book, The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life, registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner says you don’t have to eliminate meat completely to reap the health benefits associated with vegetarianism—you can be a vegetarian most of the time, but still chow down on a burger or steak when the urge hits.