When you ask people what vegetarians eat, you will get a lot of different answers. Some will say they only eat plants, others that vegetarians drink milk and eat eggs and some might even say that all vegetarians eat chicken and fish!
In a way all of them are right, because vegetarians can be many things. Me, personally, I am a lacto-vegetarian. But I did not become one right away… I went thru a myriad of these iterations before I felt I could actually call myself a vegetarian.
Depending on the type of vegetarian you are talking about, they might eat everything from only fruit to chicken and fish.
To clear up the confusion a bit, the Danish site Elsiden.dk have made a graphic that shows exactly what each of the 10 types of vegetarians and vegans eat:
Whether pescetarians and pollotarians are vegetarians is up for discussion. Personally I don’t think they are vegetarians, but I’m sure some people will disagree with me and call them vegetarians.
Semi-vegetarians are also not real vegetarians, but meat-eaters who are on the way to become vegetarians or vegetarians that eat meat at social events.
What’s your take? Please share with us on the comments section…