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A 19-year-old female asked:

How can i cut calories from my diet if i'm a vegetarian that doesn't drink soda?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Eat less fat: Vegetarian doesn't necessarily mean low calories. Cooking with oil can add a lot of calories to your meals. Steaming instead of frying, or sautéing can reduce calories in your meals. Usually calories that are fat ( 9 calories per gram) are more valuable to reduce compared to carbohydrates ( 4 calories per gram).

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