I never put much thought into labeling my diet. I love meat, but sometimes I go all week without it. Turns out, I'm a reducetarian. Now, what does that mean?

Basically, a 'reducetarian' is someone who likes the idea of vegetarianism for its ethical and environmental reasons...but still finds themselves going crazy eating bacon at brunch.

If that sounds like you, then don't worry - you and I are in the same boat!

That's why I was so happy when I was on Reader's Digest, reading their article about Brian Kateman's book "The Reducetarian Solution." In his book, Kateman abandon's the 'all or nothing' approach where he doesn't believe in punishing yourself for having meat sometimes while trying your new lifestyle as a vegetarian.

Reducetarianism on the other hand makes it a lot easier to reduce your meat consumption in a positive manner.

I was trying vegetarianism because I felt better mentally and physically, but there are many who do it for ethical reasons (like protecting animals). Whichever reason you're choosing to reduce meat, this approach does sound best if you're having trouble going full-on vegetarian.

Also, remember you're not alone! Reader's Digest mentions that more and more people are eating less meat every year, or even going meat free!

If you're seeking more information or want to pledge as a reducetarian visit here.

Otherwise, check out Reader's Digest full break down of Brian Kateman's book, The Reducetarian Solution.

Happy eating!