3 Reasons to Choose a Flexitarian Diet

If you’ve been searching for a new diet but are concerned with the lack of flexibility or sustainability it will provide, consider giving the flexitarian diet a try.

This diet’s name comes from the combination of flexible and vegetarian, and follows the major tenets of a vegetarian diet, while still allowing you to eat non-vegetarian foods on occasion.

This diet is perfect for those who are looking to lose weight and improve their overall health, while still having the option to have a “cheat day” when you feel like it.  

With an estimated 31% of Americans already adopting this diet, it’s well worth your time to investigate it further to see if it’s right for you.  

You can be flexible

Although there are certain foods that you will eat most of the time on the flexitarian diet including fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and plant-based proteins, it gives you the ability to “cheat” every once in a while, without feeling discouraged.

The goal of this diet is to enjoy what you are eating while also improving your overall health.

It aides with weight loss

One of the biggest benefits of the flexitarian diet is its effectiveness with weight loss. If you have tried other diets in the past and have had trouble shedding the pounds, you may find more success with this, as there are so many more food options available.

As mentioned above it focuses mostly on fruits, vegetables, and plant-based sources of protein, all of which are extremely effective for weight loss.

It’s easier to sustain

Although certain studies have shown that vegetarian diets are the best for losing weight, they may not be as easy to sustain. If you are looking for a diet that you will be able to have for the long-term, a flexitarian diet may be the perfect solution.

The flexitarian diet has been proven to aid with weight loss much better than a traditional diet that regularly includes meats and processed foods, but still allows you that room to stray away from your diet every so often when you have a craving.

When you are ready to begin a flexitarian diet and are looking for delicious and healthy options to add to your meal plan, we ask that you think of us at Green Slice Foods.

We have a full line of organic, plant-based deli items and hot dogs available that will be a great addition to your new diet.

Whether it be our veggie dogs, vegan pepperoni, vegan turkey, vegan ham and more, we have the meatless meats you need for your new flexitarian diet. In fact, these meatless meats taste so good you may just want to give up on meat for good!

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