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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.”

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