If you want to eat a more eco-friendly diet, there is one simple way that you can do that will have the biggest impact, which is to eat less meat. Reducing your meat intake lessens your chances of chronic disease and also your carbon footprint, as well as other damaging environmental consequences of industrial animal production.

Given the environmental impact of food production, meat is specifically intensive in that it uses a lot of land, fuel, and water. Of course, we are not pushing you to go vegan, but there is always room for improvement. Do you really have to eat meat twice a day? If we all did, meat can’t be produced at a rate that allows that. The planet will be taxed intensely.

Here are a few simple and achievable approaches you can try for an eco-friendly diet.

Eat One Part Plant

This is quite easy; you just have to commit to one plant-based meal every single day. It’s not important which meal of the day, as long as once a day you are skipping all meat and everything dairy.

Go Vegan Before 6

Setting a time for your diet means you’re allowing a behavioral shift, to eat better and to eat healthier. Eat only plant-based during the day every day and only allow meat and all animal produce after 6 pm. Usually after a day’s work, you are already full by that time, you may just want to eat something light before hitting the sack. Who knows, this might make you go vegan once you see great changes.

Go Meatless Mondays

The Meatless Mondays campaign is celebrated all over the world and has been encouraging carnivores to go vegan one day a week. Of course, you can choose whichever day works best for you.

Well, that doesn’t sound like much of a sacrifice, right? Follow this eco-friendly diet and start improving the quality of your life.