A study that has recently been published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in June (111: 819-827, 2011), has found that instead of being nutrient deficient a vegetarian diet is actually nutrient dense.
Of course, vegetarians already know this which is why, generally speaking, they are a lot healthier and slimmer than the average meat eater.
We (vegetarians) consume far more vitamins A, C and E, we have more fiber and more thiamine, riboflavin, foliate, calcium, magnesium, and iron than non-vegetarians. Which, getting back to the “lose weight” bit means that if you follow a healthy vegetarian diet you will lose weight and be able to manage it all without comprising the quality of food intake.
Just one more reason to switch to a plant-based diet – for fat loss and health.