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darenw's Journal: A Word for Cheaters Like Me

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My brief self-description describes myself as "a vegetarian who cheats a lot". I stick to a mostly plant-based diet, with a good variety of salads, veggie soups, fruits, pepperoni-and-veggie pizza, and occasional turkey pot pie - but only if it's loaded with veggies. Never a thick slab of steak, or a mound of meat. Ugh! I've heard of vegetarians, vegans, and even fructarians, but no term to categorize weirdos like me - just "vegetarian who cheats".

While web-surfing today i discovered there *is* a word for this eating preference: flexitarian. it's in wikipedia, so its official! Found The Word in a recent article on American-style eating and health by Michael Pollan in the NY Times (link to page 11 of 12:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/magazine/28nutritionism.t.html?pagewanted=11&ei=5090&en=a18a7f35515014c7&ex=1327640400&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss)

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