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Who are the Flexiterians and how did they conquer the world

Who are the Flexiterians and how did they conquer the world

Vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians… have you heard of the last in the series? Maybe the very beginning of the word “flexi” indicates something that is flexible, optional. Yes, if you think so you are absolutely right.

 

The term was coined by the two words “flexible” and “vegetarian”. We are now one step closer to the final definition of this increasingly popular world trend.

 

Who are the Flexiterians?

For vegetarians, we know who they are, they are people whose diet excludes the consumption of meat. What do Flexiterians have similar with them? Vegetarians who consume meat from time to time are flexiterians.

The word itself appeared during the 90’s, but the principle of nutrition became popular in 2008 when dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner published the book “The Flexitarian Diet”. Describing the flexiterian diet, Dawn emphasizes the consumption of as many vegetables as possible during the day, with the calculation of calories eaten and monitoring portion sizes.

 

From time to time during this diet, it is allowed to consume meat, and that is the whole point.

No meat, most of the time

 

The flexiterian diet facilitates the consumption of foods of plant origin to those people who are otherwise struggling with a restrictive diet that requires the elimination of many foods. The number of supporters and consumers who reduce the consumption of meat, processed foods and refined sugars is growing day by day.

 

Beginner Flexiterians usually do not eat meat 2 days a week, while those at a more advanced level tend to eat vegetarian food for 4 or 5 days. If you’ve ever heard of reductionism, you might think it’s the same thing, but there is one key difference between them: reductionists are constantly reducing their intake of not only meat but also dairy products and eggs with the goal of eliminating them altogether. unlike the Flexiterians, who keep them on their menus unchanged.

 

Not so strict rules

 

A flexiterian diet is great if you want to try new diets and avoid strict eliminations – which is especially useful for people who are struggling with eating disorders and chronic diseases.

 

The positive side of this approach is that a less rigid diet is better and easier to adapt to individual tastes, nutritional needs and health problems. On the other hand, the disadvantage is that this diet itself has no structure and can lead you to a gradual return to old habits.

 

Without strict rules and measurable results, it is harder to achieve personal goals such as a healthier diet or weight loss.

 

What is a flexiterian diet / diet

 

If you would like to try this diet yourself, you should follow a few simple rules:

Eat as many fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains as possible
Focus on protein from plants instead of animals
Be flexible and eat meat and animal products from time to time
Eat as little processed food as possible
Limit your intake of sugar and sweets

 

You want to surprise a person on a special diet

 

It is very important for our personal chefs to know if you or someone close to you is on a special diet. If so, the menus can be customized and you will equally enjoy the specialties. We offer menus for lovers of specialties of fish, meat, Mediterranean diet, etc.

 

We are sure that you will find some that will be to your and your guests’ liking.

 

For all additional information or to make an appointment, you can call us on +381 69 213 22 298 or write to us at info@licnikuvar.rs

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