6 Types of Vegetarian Diets: A Dietitian Explains 


This is the most common type of vegetarian diet. It excludes meat, fish, and poultry but includes dairy products


Lacto-vegetarians avoid meat, fish, poultry, and eggs but include dairy products in their diet. 


Ovo-vegetarians exclude meat, fish, poultry, and dairy but include eggs in their diet. They consume plant-based foods along with eggs as a source of protein and other nutrients.


Vegans avoid all animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, dairy, eggs, and sometimes honey.


Although not strictly vegetarian, pescatarians exclude meat and poultry but include fish and other seafood in their diet.

Flexitarian or Semi-Vegetarian

Flexitarians follow a mostly vegetarian diet but occasionally consume meat, fish, or poultry in moderation. 

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