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Robin Meade: I gained weight as a vegetarian!

  • Dr. Oz eats vegetarian meals five days a week
  • He says: Vegetarians are generally thinner
  • Advice: Be careful not to overload on carbs

Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiac surgeon, New York Times bestselling author and host of "The Dr. Oz Show" stopped by Studio H NOT to talk turkey -- or chicken, or beef -- with Robin Meade. The verbiage in this visit was all vegetarian.

Dr. Oz says there are some big benefits to people who go vegetarian -- longer lifespans, for example. But he also warns that you'll need to replace some of the vitamins and minerals you'll lose if you stop eating meat, iron and B-12 among them. 

Robin says when she started eating a vegetarian diet she actually gained weight. Dr. Oz says that to avoid that, vegetarians need to watch their carbohydrate intake and make sure they're getting enough protein.


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