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Myth: Going Vegan Automatically Means Weight Loss

Truth: Vegan foods can contain empty calories.

French fries, potato chips, dark chocolate, pasta, and homemade vegan Snickers — all of these foods are vegan, but if your diet is full of them, guess what? You definitely won't lose weight, and you just might end up gaining weight instead. Choosing to go vegan for the sole purpose of weight loss won't happen unless you eat a balanced diet containing lots of fruits, veggies, vegan protein sources like beans and tofu, and whole grains. And be sure to keep track of calories.

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