Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Flexitarian Diet by Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, LDN

I found this interesting book in the new books section at my library. The idea of eating less meat, but still having lean meat occasionally appeals to me. As I skimmed through the book I saw that they list the recipes as vegetarian and tell you how much meat you can "flex" into your diet. I plan to try some of the recipes and adapt them as they suit my needs.

The Back of the Book Says:

READY, SET, FLEX! If you'd like to have all the health benefits of a vegetarian diet - but can't imagine giving up meat... If you'd like to lose weight, increase energy, and boost your immunity - but can't stand following a bunch of rules and restrictions... The Flexitarian Diet is just for you!

I'm good at eating lots of whole grains and fiber rich foods, but I need to increase the vegetables in my diet. I used to have a menu that I followed and it really helped me stick to healthier eating rather than rummaging through the refrigerator and eating whatever I laid my eyes on first. I'm going to try to plan my menu around lean protein, grains and vegetables with occasional treats. One hint from the book says to brush your teeth immediately after finishing your meals eliminating the need for something sweet after eating. I definitely need to do that.

For more information check out the author's website.

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