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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is a vegetarian diet ok for someone who has a weight problem?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Being a vegetarian will not guarantee weight loss (too much sugar will ruin a vegetarian diet). Overall, vegetarian diets tend to have less calories which helps with weight loss.

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