Paleo Diet Information
The paleo diet is based on the foods that our ancient ancestors ate. It focuses on lean meats, fish, fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and healthy fats and oils.
The diet excludes modern-day grains, dairy and legumes which are believed to trigger inflammation in the body. Those who follow the diet say their weight and overall health improves.
As a combination of the words “flexible” and “vegetarian,” the flexitarian diet involves mostly avoiding meat and fish intake but allowing occasional exceptions. This diet may be a good option for someone who wants to eat more plant-based foods, but is not willing to completely give up meat. It was made popular by dietician Dawn Jackson Blatner. Her 2008 book, “The Flexitarian Diet,” outlines the inclusive eating plan, which is designed to gradually guide people to eat more vegetables without completely eliminating meat.
Unlike a lot of diets, Blatner’s flexitarian diet is more of a lifestyle choice, as it does not have strict rules or calorie restrictions. Its principles are to eat mostly fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains; focus on plant proteins; be flexible and incorporate animal products occasionally; eat less processed foods; and limit sugar and sweets. As the name suggests, it’s all about flexibility.