New study done by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic, January 2015 shows that : A vegetarian diets can boost weight loss. According to a new meta-analysis, a vegetarian diet can cause weight loss, even without exercise or calorie counting. This fascinating study has opened much discussion amongst professionals and it is now a hot topic. During the study, researchers found that individuals who switched to a vegetarian diet lost an average of about 10 pounds (~4.5 kg) over 44 weeks. This is a consideration for those people who have had difficulty in losing weight for a myriad of reasons. More information can be found by visiting the Journal listed above as a source. Consider a vegetarian diet and consult your Doctor in regards to weight loss!