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18 Weight-Loss Myths Busted - MYTH: A Vegetarian Diet Will Help You Lose Weight

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Here's how to separate what's true and what's false about weight loss, so you can say hello to your skinny jeans from

MYTH: A Vegetarian Diet Will Help You Lose Weight

While this could potentially be true, it's not a sure thing -- it’s a lifestyle choice not a weight-loss method. “While a well-balanced, whole-foods, plant-based diet is a proven healthful method of weight loss, it's not necessarily healthy, low calorie, or low fat,” warns Aronson. “A diet of bagels and potato chips is vegetarian, but not healthy or conducive to weight loss. A diet based primarily on vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and fruit is key.”

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.” ~ Buddha

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