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Go Green
Go Green
Embracing a plant-based diet is often a number one wish when people are asked how to improve their eating habits. To be honest, you don’t need me to tell you the health benefits of going meatless. For most people, we know eating more plants and less meat are healthy, but somehow we don’t do it. It’s partly because it’s not easy to get started and to become a full-time vegetarian. You really don’t need to go all-in, you can take steps. Plus, there are many types of vegetarian, there may be one just fits you perfectly.

4 Ways of Going Green

Flexitarian:  A couple of meals a week
This type of vegetarian is becoming more popular as not everyone can completely avoid eating meat. Even if it means going vegetarian for one day a week (like Green Monday), you are still making an impact to your health and the environment. Alternately, you can choose a meal to go green all the time. For instance, you can start eating green for all breakfast. If you often bringing lunch to work, you can actually be a vegetarian on weekdays only, and eat meat dishes on weekends. There is really no set rules. You make your own rules.
Flexitarian: No Meat but Fish
You can also gradually remove various kinds of meat from your diet. For instance, you can remove beef first, then pork, then poultry. You can keep eating fish. Indeed, there’s a name for this type of vegetarian; it’s called Pesco vegetarian.
Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian 
This type of vegetarian eats a plant-based diet but still allow themselves to eat milk and eggs. This is by far the most popular type of a vegetarian.
In addition to no meat, eggs and dairy, vegans eat no other animal derived products, such as butter, honey, gelatin etc.
No matter which of these ways you go about eating more plant-based foods, you are going to get more health benefits from them. Don’t wait, take action and start going green now.
Written by Canadian Registered Dietitian Gloria Tsang Yan Yan