Vegetarians can pig out too. While they tend to eat healthier diets and are less likely than non-vegetarians to be overweight or obese, they may be at increased risk for binge eating with loss of control, and former vegetarians may be at increased risk for extreme unhealthful weight-control behaviors.
When researchers analyzed the eating habits of over 2,500 male and female vegetarians, they found that adolescents and young adults were more likely to report binge eating with loss of control compared to non-vegetarians. Examples of extreme unhealthful weight-control behaviors included "took diet pills," "made myself vomit," "used laxatives" and "used diuretics."
Vegetarians may sometimes be smarter?but not always!
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