What Is the Flexitarian Diet?

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Nicole Pederson of Chicago's Found explains this balanced approach to eating healthy
What is the Flexitarian Diet

Nicole Pederson of Chicago's Found explains this balanced approach to eating healthily

Flexitarian diet
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Flexitarian diet

A lot of diets can seem extreme; the premise of many is to dramatically cut certain items out of your diet and put the focus elsewhere. But for most of us, these types of diets are unrealistic and unsustainable for everyday life.

We caught up recently with Nicole Pederson of Chicago's Found restaurant, and she filled us in on her preferred lifestyle (a word she prefers over diet). And she believes it is the future of how people eat. She notes, "I think it's just really making a conscientious effort of how much meat you're eating; having a really great balance of good grains and a lot of beans and legumes and things like that in your diet that go along with proteins and dairy and yogurt." She suggests cutting down on portions of meats and also having a focus on the local — being flexible, so that in the summer, when there are more local products available, you can eat less meat than in the winter.

For more from Pederson, watch the video above and make sure to head to Found when you're in Chicago!

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