A vegetarian diet is becoming increasingly popular for many reason, whether its for your health, love of animals or desire to help the environment. But going cold turkey isn't for everyone and can actually result in you eating more of what you are denying yourself of, and have the reverse effect. That's where being a flexatarian comes in! This new description of diet refers to people who are mostly vegetarian but occasionally eat meat or fish.
Meat free Mondays are massive now, with many adopting the trend. I don't think the name needs much explanation but it means not eating meat on a Monday. Many find this easy and continue it throughout the week, only eating meat at the weekend or some choose to only eat meat when they are out. Whatever works for you.. do it! Cutting back on the amount of meat you eat can have serious health benefits, but by not ruling it out completely you.
Did you now that 70% of diseases and 1/3 of cancers are related to diet. A vegetarian diet can reduce the risk of:
Chronic degenerative diseases such as obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes
Certain types of cancer including colon, breast, prostate, stomach, lung and esophageal cancer
So, starting off with meat free Mondays is a great idea, and we are here to help. Visit us at The Skinny Kitchen in Canterbury, Bournemouth, Belfast or Ibiza. We will also be posting vegetarian meal ideas on Mondays to give you some veggie breakfast, dinner and lunch ideas!