Do you want to be a vegetarian or vegan but don’t quite have the willpower? You might be a reducetarian. On Friday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson,” the guys talk about whether or not they could be reducetarians or if it would just result in Kal Elsebai consuming even more meat than normal.
The food movement aims to reduce the amount of meat, animal byproducts and fish that people consume, so it’s acceptable to skip meat one day and eat bacon the next. According to the Reducetarian Foundation website, reducetarians “envision a world in which societal consumption of red meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, and dairy is significantly reduced.”
“It sounds like ‘I’m an alcoholic, but I drink now and then,’” Doc quipped.
Kris Cruz tried to reason through the thinking of a sort-of vegetarian that still eats meat on a regular basis. “So today I can care, ‘Ooh, I'm not gonna eat that chicken because I love that little chicken’ ... but then tomorrow I'm like ‘Oh I really love that chicken, I’m going to eat chicken,’” he explained.
Reducetarians recently held their first summit. Brian Kateman, who reportedly coined the use of “reducetarian,” shared the movement’s four basic tenets at the summit in Manhattan: meat consumption isn’t all or nothing; incremental change helps; all motivations to reduce meat consumption are valid; and all reducetarians have the same goal regardless of their differences.