If you didn’t already know a Pescetarian diet is a diet that doesn’t allow meats except for fish and seafood. Undoubtedly this diet is similar to a vegetarian diet but with the minor adjustment of allowing seafood. As someone myself who has tried a lot of different diets out there this was definitely one I wanted to try for myself because I liked the small twist it had.
When I first thought about trying the diet these where the first things that came to my mind. But after some more research and trying out the diet myself I want to point out some things that maybe you didn’t think of before. Below is my list of pros and cons for my own research and experience.
As I mentioned before cutting out red meat out of your diet is just a great plus. This is because red meat is high in saturated fat and that should be avoided when possible. Even some commercially farmed meats that aren’t organic can contain hormones which again isn’t something you want to be eating often if not at all.
You shouldn’t be worried about getting enough protein, 1 portion of seafood a day will be plenty for most people plus the added bonus with some vegies.
If you are the type of person that is interested in a vegetarian diet but still wanted to get plenty of protein this diet could be an excellent alternative.
Some kinds of fish can be higher in toxins like mercury which you want to avoid eating. Some fish that are low in mercury which I would recommend are salmon, tuna, shrimp etc.
If you are substituting proteins on this diet with bean, peas etc. this can boost your carbohydrate levels which you should avoid if you are wanting to lose weight.
Pescetarian Diet Pros and Cons – Conclusion
Overall, I really like this diet because in my opinion you get best of both worlds when it comes to nutrition and you can also eat dairy and eggs if you like.