I've heard the term used now and then in various contexts. What exactly is a flexitarian, and should it be classed as a dietary requirement?

To my understanding, it really just means a person is aiming to eat a lower quantity of meat, which isn't really a dietary requirement as they aren't removing anything, just changing their ratio of intakes.

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    IMO a flexitarian is just an omnivore who will not insist on eating meat three times a day and who will not complain if a meal is vegetarian.
    – gerrit
    Commented May 27, 2022 at 12:36

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Essentially the Flexitarian Diet is a semi-vegetarian style of eating that encourages eating less meat and more plant-based foods.
But there are no specific rules or suggestions other than that.


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