Did you know that there are seven (7) types of Vegetarians? Neither did I. When I hear the word vegetarian, what comes to my mind is no dairy, meat or fish, just nuts, tofu, and veggies. And when faced with those option, my response is nope, that type of diet is just not for me. But because I am getting older, work from home, and I am stuck primarily in the house, it is vital that I change my diet or accept the increase of numbers, I’m faced with when I step on the scale. And because my vanity just will not allow me to accept matters in which I have control of, I went in search of information about becoming a vegan. In doing so I came across a great blog entitled: Vegetation Nation, America’s hub for all things Vegetarian and vegan, the web address : https://vegetarian-nation.com
The 7 vegetarian diets are as follows:
- Vegan – No animal products or by-products, no dairy or eggs. Simply put anything produced by animals, is a no no for a vegans.
- Lacto Vegetarian – No meat fish or eggs, however, dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese are acceptable.
- Ovo-Vegetarian – No egg products, however, they eat meat (both red & white), and fish.
- Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian – No red or white meat, and no fish or fowl . However, they do eat and drink dairy and egg products.
- Pescatarian (Pescetarian) – No red or white meat or fowl. However they do eat fish and seafood along with vegetables and nuts.
- Pollotarian – No red meat or fish. However, they do eat poultry and fowl.
7. Flexitarian – Plant based diet with meat occasionally.
After doing my research, I’ve decided that the best vegetarian diet that works for me, is the pescatarian diet. No more meat for me, just seafood, veggie burgers and of course loads of vegetables. If your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthy this year, maybe one of these vegan diets will be right for you. Stay tuned for recipes! Lois