Harvard Women's Health Watch
Does a vegetarian diet automatically help you lose weight?
Ask the doctors Q. My sister insists that I will automatically lose weight if I become a vegetarian. Is this true? A. While switching to a vegetarian diet can bring health benefits, including weight loss, it doesn’t always. After all, cupcakes, cookies, and candy are technically vegetarian foods — but not necessarily ones that will improve your health or help you shed pounds. That said, a well-constructed and healthy plant-based