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Flexible Eaters … This is a good one for World Vegan Day.
Shout out to all the Vegans today. I once was one - until I (unrelated) came down with Bronchitis and decided on a whim to change back. Still to this day though, I don't eat a lot of meat. I just don't crave it very often (I never have) -- however, it doesn't mean I won't chow down on a hot dog or a burger every once in a while. Apparently I'm not alone... and now I know what to tell people when they ask what I am.
According to a new survey, one in three people consider themselves “Flexitarians.” Flexitarians are kind of semi-vegetarians. They mostly eat plant-based but have meat every once in a while. The survey found that 52 percent of Americans are incorporating more plant-based meals into their daily lives.
Why are people choosing to be Flexetarians?
- To eat healthier without feeling I am depriving myself -- 70%
- To feel better physically -- 69%
- To feel better mentally -- 57%
- To lose weight -- 46%
To set a good example for my children/others -- 27% (SWNS Digital)