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I'm a flexitarian

And all these years I've called myself a quasivegetarian -- but Mark Bittman taught me a new word yesterday: Flexitarian. Wikipedia defines Flexitarianism as "a semi-vegetarian diet involving the practice of eating mainly vegetarian food but making occasional exceptions for social, pragmatic, cultural, or nutritional reasons." How could I not know about this? Just last week, USA Today ran an interview with Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, of Chicago about what it means to be a "closet meat-eater" -- aka flexitarian. So I can stop making excuses for that oh-so-rare bight of sausage-topped pizza? Or how about my not-so-secret beef jerky cravings? The one thing I refuse to budge on is eating unsustainably farmed or caught fish, but please chock the rest of my missteps up to being a flexitarian.

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