I saw an article about words for eating styles, like vegetarians and vegans. Most of us are familiar with those, but these were some new to me:
Pescatarians – eating a plant-based diet, plus fish.
Flexitarians – favoring a plant-based diet, but eats meat occasionally.
Reducetarians – eating less meat (red meat, poultry, and seafood) as well as less dairy and fewer eggs, regardless of the degree or motivation.
I love words, so I wondered if there were others I hadn’t heard of. Sure enough, I found some at MyTrainerFitness.com:
Pollotarian – semi-vegetarian but includes poultry.
Pollo-pescatarian – semi-vegetarian but includes poultry and fish.
Paleotarian – focuses on eating as did our hunter-gatherer ancestors, a diet of organic meats and healthy doses of fruits, vegetables, roots, nuts and seeds, with minimal grains, legumes, starches and sugars.
Pegans – combines principles from the paleo diet to their veganism.
But wait! I kept researching and found even more:
Pesca-Paleo-Pollotarians – people who are so confused they don’t know what the hell to eat.
Smallians – those who eat whatever, but only small amounts.
Dessertarians – those who refuse all plant-based foods except strawberry shortcake, Peach Melba and Bananas Foster.
Saltandpepperarians – people who season their food before they’ve tasted it.
Onomatopoeians – people who only eat food that tastes like it sounds. Since there aren’t many, this lifestyle was short-lived.
Interviewians – the hiring manager who eats all the way through your big job interview.
Moochians – people who don’t order anything when they’re with a group in a restaurant, and then ask for bites off everyone else’s plates.
Sleepinarians – those who’d rather sleep in and skip breakfast.
Desklunchians – people of no particular food group who always eat lunch at their desk.
Beardians – guys whose food gets stuck in their beards and stays there until someone mentions it to them.
Dietarians – those who’ve lost the same 20 pounds 20 times.
Cellphonians – people who go out to eat and focus on their phones instead of each other.
Oldiearians – people who say, “At my age, who gives a shit?”