There are many different types of vegetarians and different variations within each subset. A lot of vegetarians don’t strictly fall under a particular category. To better understand the varied degrees of vegetarianism, below is a list of four main groups of vegetarians.
Vegan or Strict Vegetarian: Excludes all animal products such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese and other dairy product.
Lactovegetarian : Excludes meat, poultry, fish and eggs but includes dairy products.
Lacto-ovovegetarian: A vegetarian diet that excludes meat, poultry and fish but includes eggs and dairy products. According to the ADA, most vegetarians in the United States fall into this category.
Flexitarian: A semi-vegetarian diet with a focus on vegetarian food with occasional meat consumption. A vegetarian that occasionally eats chicken or fish.
Still unsure about what foods you can eat? LeanWagon will be posting a list of guidelines and common questions through the FAQ page. You can also your Coach for helpful hints and recipe ideas.