You Don't Have to Cut Your Favorite Foods Completely
If you've ever tried to maintain a vegetarian diet, you may have been foiled by your "gateway meat." For me, that's charcuterie, which I associate with gatherings of friends and family. By allowing yourself to enjoy animal-based favorites on occasion, the flexitarian diet lets you keep a connection to comfort foods. Maybe that's a piece of your grandmother's famous lasagna or a piece of turkey on Thanksgiving. Taking part doesn't mean you are breaking any "rules" or being "bad." You're simply a flexitarian.