Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Defining Different Strokes


                                         
WHEW!!! I had no idea how versatile eating healthy was. I read an article on that and thought I'd share the different ways people are practicing healthy eating.

Omnivore: eats both plant and animal based foods

Flexitarian: inclined to mostly eat vegetarian, but sometimes adds in meat

Vegetarian: eats no meat, including fish and shellfish, or any animal byproducts; also known as lacto-ovo vegetarian (eats dairy and eggs)

Lacto-Vegetarian: a vegetarian who eats dairy products, but no eggs

Ovo-Vegetarian: a vegetarian who eats eggs, but not dairy products

Pescetarian: a vegetarian who eats fish (may also avoid factory farmed fish)

Vegan: eats no meat, eggs, or dairy, and no animal derived ingredients, like gelatin, honey or whey, usually also excludes wearing clothes and other uses of animal products, such as leather, wool, angora and cashmere

Raw: consists of only unprocessed vegan foods that have not been heated above 115 degrees fahrenheit

Macrobiotic: consumes unprocessed vegan foods and sometimes, fish generally avoids refined oils, flours, and sugars

Fruitarian: eats only plant foods that can be harvested without  harming the plant
Contributing sources: International Vegetarian Union; Vegetarian.About.com; VeggieVisitors.com

I fall between the first two. I'm adding more veggies though but alot of times I don't. Might have to put sticky notes on the fridge to remind me. Yes, it's that bad. LOL. I'm trying but those artery cloggers though.

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