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"Flex" Your Diet

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Have you thought about becoming a vegetarian, but you can't bear the thought of not having Thanksgiving turkey or an occasional burger? You don't have to be a vegetarian because you can be a Flexitarian.

Flexitarian Lifestyle
Numerous research studies have proven that eating a plant-based diet is best for your health with lower rates of cancer and heart disease found in people following a vegetarian diet. However, most people don't want to commit to a vegetarian lifestyle and swear off meat forever.

Being a Flexitarian allows you to enjoy a mostly vegetarian lifestyle but yet enjoy meat without feeling guilty about eating it. It allows more flexibility into your meal choices. Flexitarians weigh 15% less, have a lower rate of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and live 3.6 years longer than their carnivorous counterparts.

A new book just came out called The Flexitarian Diet by Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD. I had the pleasure of purchasing a book and getting it signed by Dawn when I was in Chicago for a nutrition conference a few weeks ago. The book is fabulous and full of unique recipes and meal plans that will allow someone to follow the Flexitarian lifestyle and enjoy weight loss and health benefits that go along with it!

You can purchase The Flexitarian Diet book on Amazon.com today!
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MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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