Written by Ally Sutton, October 16, 2016
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There are no blurred lines when it comes to Emily Ratajkowski’s sensational figure – the model-turned-actress has nothing to hide! And with those lean abs and incredible pins, it’s no surprise that Em, 25, keeps an eye on her diet. But unlike most of Tinseltown, she’d choose a steak over a green smoothie any day!

“You know, I’m a carnivore,” explains the Gone Girl actress. “I really like to eat meat! I crave iron so I am definitely not the kind of person who you will find eating a salad.”

But while the stunner’s diet is clearly giving her the protein she needs to keep that figure toned, a study of 125,000 people that links red-meat consumption to increased mortality rates might make Emily consider reducing her intake!

But Em and her fellow carnivores need not say sayonara to their steaks full-time – they just need to embrace the fauxgetarianism movement!


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How does it work?

Keen to try reducing your meat intake but can’t stomach tofu? The fauxgetarian diet involves plenty of yummy meat-substitute dishes (check out our delish “pulled pork” recipe) to satisfy those cravings. Plus, you get to indulge in a little bit of meat every now and again, too!

“Eighty per cent of your diet should include meat-free meals – equal to 16 main meals,” explains fauxgetarian.com founder Rechelle Coombes. “Twenty per cent of your diet can include organic and ethical meats, including chicken, beef, lamb, pork – equal to five main meals.”

Sounds easy enough!


What do you eat?

Essentially, the fauxgetarian diet involves swapping out a few of those meat dishes for some tasty veg alternatives. You can load up on organic fresh fruit and vegetables – which are full of fibre and therefore a dieter’s dream. And when it comes to animal products like eggs and dairy, you can have some, but not too much.

As for the no-nos, fauxgetarians should avoid all processed and non-organic meats, and any refined sugars. Read on for some tasty tips…

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