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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…

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