Have you ever considered following a vegetarian diet but not sure if you can give up steak the rest of your life? There are many benefits to following a vegetarian eating plan, but it doesn’t always mean that you can’t eat ANY meat. Here are some definitions for different types of vegetarianism:

Vegetarian – generally a term for someone who does not eat any meat

Ovo-vegetarian – does not eat meat and dairy products but will eat eggs

Lacto–vegetarian – does not eat meat and eggs but will eat dairy products

Flexitarian or semi-vegetarian – eats mostly plant-based foods but may occasionally include meat, dairy, eggs, poultry, and fish in small amounts

Pescatarian – does not eat meat but will eat fish

Pollo–vegetarian – does not eat meat or fish but will eat chicken

Vegan – does not eat any animal products, including honey and gelatin

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