No meat and no fish means - it's a vegetarian diet! Of course there are variations as some eat fish, but vegetarian food is, by nature, vegetables, fruit and pulses. No meat or fish.
Generally a vegetarian diet means cutting out meat and fish as well as products derived from them such as gelatine or animal fat. This does include some cheeses mind!
There's no hard fast rules to a vegetarian diet however as some people may choose to include fish or even some chicken. Those that refuse not only all meat but also dairy products are called vegans.
If you're planning to follow a vegetarian diet, the main point to bear in mind is that you need to ensure you eat a wide range of fruits, grains, nuts and vegetables. This is to ensure that you're still getting all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
As long as you make sure you're getting a good variety of balanced and nutritious food, you'll be perfectly healthy. In fact, there are many advantages to not eating meat.
Research has shown that it can decrease the risk of heart disease and some cancers. It's also thought that you'll be less likely to suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes. You'll find you won't be as much in danger of excessive weight gain either.
All of this is because a lot of meat, and processed food containing meat, has a high proportion of saturated fat.With so many restaurants and supermarkets now selling a huge variety of delicious veggie dishes, you shouldn't find it hard to eat well. There's no longer any need to be boiling lentils for hours on end, as much of this food is quick and easy to prepare.