Types of Vegetarians

For the last few months I have been making more of attempt to eat cleaner by not eating meat, and making healthier choices in general. So I as searched the internet for ways to do this, I came across types of vegetarians which I thought was interesting.

I knew there was different types but never really looked into it until recently. I also found out by reading more about vegetarianism I was kinda one already. Which I have now kicked it up a notch and don’t eat any meat, I do eat eggs and dairy but I don’t drink cows milk, I’m just not a milk drinker. For milk I drink almond, soy or cashew. I also try my best to buy organic especially when it comes to eggs and dairy. That’s for a whole another blog post.

Types of Vegetarians

Semi vegetarian/Flexitarian

“Flexitarian” is a term to describe those who eat a mostly vegetarian diet but occasionally eat meat.

Pescatarian

Pescatarian is forthose who do not eat any meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish. More people are adopting this kind of diet, usually for health reasons or to transition to a vegetarian diet.

Lacto-ovo-vegetarians

People who do not eat beef, pork, poultry, fish, shellfish or animal flesh of any kind, but do eat eggs and dairy products. Lacto means milk, and ovo” for egg. Lacto-vegetarian is used to describe a type of vegetarian who does not eat eggs but does eat dairy products. Ovo-vegetarian refers to people who do not eat meat or dairy products but do eat eggs. Lacto-ovo vegetarian, a vegetarian who eats both eggs and dairy products. This is the most common type.

 Pollotarian

This vegetarian is controversial, since a pollotarian avoids all other meat but does intake poultry and fowl. They receive criticism for even being categorized as a vegetarian at all.

Vegan

Vegans do not eat meat of any kind and also do not eat eggs, dairy products, or processed foods containing these or other animal products such as gelatin. Many vegans also refrain from eating foods like sugar and some wines. There is some debate as for honey, fits into a vegan diet.

Raw vegan

A raw vegan diet consists of unprocessed vegan foods that have not been heated above 115 F (46 C). “Raw foodists” believe that foods cooked above this temperature have lost a significant amount of their nutritional value and are harmful to the body.

Macrobiotic

The macrobiotic diet includes unprocessed vegan foods, such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and allows the occasional consumption of fish. Sugar and refined oils are avoided.

I hope you found this helpful or interesting about the different types of vegetarians. As I said before I never really knew what all the different type of vegetarianism where all about.

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18 thoughts on “Types of Vegetarians

  1. I didn’t know these terms:) I am also trying to transition away from dairy as much as possible and am finding it becomes easier with time. Just had gluten free and dairy free pancakes and they were SO good:)

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  2. These explanations are brilliant, I had no idea I was a flexitarian! I’ve been slowly cutting meat out, and now I just occasionally have chicken if Im eating out but it’s mainly veggie. Awesome post!

    M x

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  3. Interesting. I try not to label myself as any one thing. I guess I was a flexitarian for about 8 yrs. I ate poultry or fish maybe 5 times a year. I haven’t had beef or pork in 14 years. For the last 5 years i eat mainly vegetables, no dairy or eggs, but i do occasionally eat fish.

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    1. That’s awesome! This is my second attempt at this. For the longest time the only meat I would eat was poultry or fish. But still ate dairy and eggs. Then I met a boy and got lazy. Dumb on my part.

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    1. Your welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Have you tried the almond and coconut milk by silk. I think it’s silk that makes it. I wasn’t sure if would like the combination but I really do. Especially with certain cereals.

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  4. Brilliant post. I am a flexitarian! Who knew! I actually thought it was pescitarians that eat poultry. Every days a learning day! Well done fab blogging! X

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  5. How interesting is it all! I’m slowly changing to a pollo-pescetarian diet, still eating eggs and dairy, but substituting cows milk for almond milk.

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