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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


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GLAMNGLOWDIVA 10/5/2012 2:47PM

    I try to do the veggies and grains with some protein. Thanks for the info.

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DEE107 10/5/2012 12:10AM

    good blog thanks for sharing

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PEPPYPATTI 10/4/2012 6:12PM

    Thank you for sharing this! emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 10/4/2012 11:43AM

    Great info...I had never thought of it this way though never wanted to be vegetarian either! emoticon

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NELLJONES 10/4/2012 7:34AM

    I spent 12 years as a vegetarian and believe me, it takes as much work to keep the food low cal as it does with meat. Indian vegetarian food is delicious, but hardly low cal.

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FISHINGLADY66 10/4/2012 7:34AM

    This is very informative. emoticon

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KKARENKM 10/4/2012 7:27AM

    vegetables and whole grains are always good choice

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    Thank you for sharing. It's a great reminder.

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