Updated: Jan 3
So one of the most interesting parts about being eating a meat-free life is that many people have different variations of how they start. For some people that helps them make the transition easier. Now I didn't know there were different terms for being a vegetarian or vegan until I started to dive a little deeper into living a meat-free life. So here are the not so complex definitions of meat free eating.
Ovo Lacto Vegetarianism is how many plant-based eaters begin their journey. These vegetarians exclude meat and fish but still eat eggs and dairy. This is the easiest for most people to switch to because you are essentially only only taking out meat and fish, or as I say anything that has eyes or shellfish.
Lacto vegetarians exclude meat, fish, and eggs.
Ovo vegetarian's Exclude meat, fish, and dairy but eats eggs
A Vegan is a person who excludes all animal products and bi-products. So they don’t eat dairy, eggs, meat or fish or anything that has animal products, like honey or gelatin.
So there you have it, the nitty gritty of going vegetarian or vegan. Most people won’t ask these spefic questions but its always better to know just in case you get asked.