A lot of us are always on the fence of trying out vegetarianism or veganism. We've heard all the amazing benefits, but we just don't know if we can do it. With the holidays coming up, it seems especially impossible to completely avoid meat, but that doesn't mean that there aren't ways to work in the right direction.
Flexitarianism isn't completely giving up meat, but having a diet that is strong in plant-based foods that can occasionally include meat. This way, you're still getting the benefits that healthier fruits and vegetables have to offer as a primary source of nutrition, but you don't have to completely forego some of your favorite foods. Simply cutting back on your meat intake can have tremendous advantages, even if you still indulge occasionally. Not to mention, many find that they spend less money on food when they cut back on meat, which can be especially helpful around the holidays. So you can still enjoy grandma's turkey on Christmas, just stick to vegetarian items normal days. If it goes well, you might be able to make vegetarianism or veganism your New Year's resolution!