December 29, 2010


Lately, I have been giving thought to going "flexitarian." To find out more about flexitarianism, I recommend this Newsweek article from September 28, 2008.

I don't want to be a vegetarian--I love eating meat. I eat from the full spectrum of what's available, from filet mignon to liverwurst. What I don't love is the way I feel when I consume too much and the ecological footprint I leave by, as an average American, eating an estimated 200 pounds of meat a year.

I'm going to try living 2011 as a flexitarian. For me, this means either a regular portion once a week or else tiny (1/4 sized) portions a few times a week. If there's a special occasion and I eat a few regular portions, then I'll eat totally vegetarian the following week. It's my flexitarianism, so I get to make the rules. By my rules, fish doesn't count, and I can eat salmon M/W/F and 4 oz. of chicken on Saturday and still be a flexitarian. It's not so much about the label, but about the reduced consumption.

Tell me: What are your food goals for 2011?

In lieu of a "no pigs" picture, I give you a pig with wings to symbolize freedom in choice:


1 comment:

  1. I had no idea there was a name for that! I pretty much eat like that in the summer, although wintertime brings heavier, meatier meals.