I describe myself as a vegetarian. Lacto-ovo-pesco when I wish to be specific.
This does NOT mean I eat only vegetables. This does NOT mean I eat only healthy/organic foods. This does NOT mean I am a rabid PETA member and nauseate at the sight of meat. In truth, I am best described as a junk-food vegetarian.
Just to clarify, here I are some handy definitions:
- Vegetarian - eats a limited amount of animal products (meat)
- Lacto-vegetarians – eat milk/dairy products only
- Ovo-vegetarians – eat eggs only
- Lacto-ovo-vegetarians – eat milk/dairy products and/or eggs
- Pesco vegetarians - eat fish or seafood but avoid all other meat
- Lacto-ovo-pesco-vegetarians – eat milk/dairy products and/or eggs, fish or seafood.*
- Semi-vegetarians – no red meat
- Dietary vegans – do not eat any animal product or animal derivative but may use animals in other commodities.
- Ethical vegans - refuse to use any animal product including dairy products, eggs, honey, wool, leather, cosmetics and in some cases avoid medical procedures that involve animal testing.
- Fruitarian – eats ONLY – fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds (and oils) – that would fall naturally from a plant; that is: foods that can be harvested without killing or harming the plant (this may or may not include grains).
- Raw foodism – eats only uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods or wild foods. Typically added to veganism and frutarianism.
Pogie-monster - will eat, in large quantities, at any time, candy/treats/sweets…even yours.*
Carbovore – will eat, in large quantities, at any time, bread, potatoes, rice, corn, etc. (fresh or processed)…preferably with salt and butter.*
* these are me, although I am really limited on pesco – generic fish sticks and crustaceans mostly.