The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life

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Lose weight, increase energy, and boost your immunity―without giving up meat!

"With her flexible mix-and-match plans, Dawn Jackson Blatner gives us a smart new approach to cooking and eating."
--Joy Bauer, M.S., RD, CDN, "Today" show dietitian and bestselling author of Joy Bauer's Food Cures

"The Flexitarian Diet is a fresh approach to eating that's balanced, smart, and completely do-able."
--Ellie Krieger, host of Food Network's "Healthy Appetite" and author of The Food You Crave

"Offers a comprehensive, simple-to-follow approach to flexitarian eating--the most modern, adaptable, delicious way to eat out there."
--Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, senior food and nutrition editor of Health magazine

"It's about time someone told consumers interested in taking control of their weight and health how to get the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle without having to cut meat completely out of their life."
--Byrd Schas, senior health producer, New Media, Lifetime Entertainment Services

Introducing the flexible way to eat healthy, slim down, and feel great! "Flexitarianism" is the hot new term for healthy dieting that minimizes meat without excluding it altogether. This ingenious plan from a high-profile nutritionist shows you how to use "flexfoods" to get the necessary protein and nutrients--with just a little meat for those who crave it. As the name implies, it’s all about flexibility, giving you a range of options: flexible meal plans, meat-substitute recipes, and weight loss tips. Plus: it’s a great way to introduce the benefits of vegetarianism into your family's lifestyle.

Enjoy these Five Flex Food Groups:

Flex Food Group One: Meat Alternatives (Beans, peas, lentils, nuts, and seeds; Vegetarian versions of meats; Tofu; Eggs)
Flex Food Group Two: Vegetables and Fruits
Flex Food Group Three: Grains (Barley, corn, millet, oat, quinoa, rice, wheat, pasta)
Flex Food Group Four: Dairy
Flex Food Group Five: Natural flavor-enhancers (Spices, buttermilk ranch, chili powder, cinnamon, Italian seasoning, herbs; Fats, oils, butter spreads; Sweeteners, granulated sugars, honey, chocolate; Ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, vinegars, low-fat sour cream)

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Thanks to the growing health movement known as “flexitarianism,” you can manage your weight, increase your energy, and lower your health risks with a flexible nutrition plan that minimizes meat without excluding it. The Flexitarian Diet is not a diet in the strict sense of the word but a smart new way of cooking, eating, and living that's as flexible as you are. You can eat what you want with the Five-by-Five Flex Plan--five basic five-part guidelines that you customize to your taste:

  • Five Flex food groups
  • Five main-ingredient recipes
  • Five types of FlexLife troubleshooters
  • Five Flex fitness factors
  • Five-week Flex meal plan

Here's how it works:
There are no rules and no restrictions. Just eat more plants during your regular meals--and try to do the best you can. It's that simple. Once you understand the basics of “FlexFoods,” you can swap your ingredients, change your dinner plans, beef up your main dishes with “meaty” alternatives, and spice up your vegetables for fully satisfying meals.

The secret is “flexibility,” according to registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner, the creator of The Flexitarian Diet. As health columnist for LifetimeTelevision's website, she knows what dieters are looking for. As spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, she realizes that vegetarianism keeps us slim and healthy. But as a “closet meat-eater,” she understands how hard it is to live exclusively on tofu and sprouts. That's why she developed this wonderfully flexible plan-so you can make your own choices and go at your own pace. (If you're worried about how everything will taste, relax--Dawn is an experienced cooking instructor!)

The choice is yours. Just follow some of the suggestions some of the time, and you can still lose weight, improve your heart health, decrease your risk of diabetes and cancer, and live longer--with the veggie-smart diet that let's you have your meat and eat it too.

About the Author:

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, LD, is a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, and an internationally recognized speaker on nutrition topics. She has been quoted in dozens of articles that have appeared in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Today's Chicago Woman, Chicago Magazine, Shape, Women's World, Fitness Magazine, Newsweek, Self, and Cooking Light. She has a regular Healthy Eating segment on Chicago's FOX News in the Morning television show, and guest-hosted the radio show Let's Talk Health Chicago. Additionally, Ms. Blatner has been a guest on many television and radio programs, both locally and nationally, including the Today Show, NPR, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Dateline, and Chicago Tonight. Ms. Blatner is also the main nutrition expert for LifetimeTV.com. She consulted on the Academy Award-nominated Super Size Me documentary, and currently appears in a national public service announcement promoting Registered Dietitians. Ms. Blatner has written health and wellness articles for national magazines, such as Fitness and Health, and has contributed to several books, including the American Medical Association Guide to Weight Management. She has a regular column in Obesity Management journal, a monthly Ask the Expert column for ALL YOU Magazine on line, and a featured blog on the FOX Chicago news Web page. She is a food and nutrition consultant for Diet.com.

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