Today I am chatting all things flexitarian diets with Anna and Alex, the smiling duo behind The Biting Truth (@thebitingtruth), who are both Accredited Practicing Dietitians and nutritionists based here in Australia. On a typical day, you’ll find Anna and Alex delivering keynote sessions to some of their corporate clients, dressing up as “Pip” the pineapple with a group of kindergarten students or developing recipes for their brand partners on social media. No matter which hat they wear, Anna and Alex always have a no-nonsense science based approach to nutrition. They have always been passionate about the environment and the benefits of eating more plants, which is why they adopt a Flexitarian approach to eating and have made it their mission to educate people about the benefits of a mostly plant based diet.In today’s podcast, we start off by talking about what a flexitarian diet is and how it differs to a vegan or vegetarian diet. We then chat some of the health data and research on plant based diets, practical tips for you to transition over to a flexitarian way of eating, how to eat well on a budget, why whole foods matter when it comes to plant based eating, gut health and flexitarian diets and lastly, their tips for our listeners on long lasting health and change. I am really excited to bring you guys this podcast today as I too am passionate about a mostly plant based approach to eating as this means you don’t have to entirely cut out animal products if you don’t want to. Don't forget to follow Anna and Alex on Instagram, at @thebitingtruth or at their website. Anna and Alex have generously provided a discount code (leanne15) for 15% off their new Flexitarian Guide and Cookbook.Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!