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Myth: Going Gluten-Free Causes Weight Loss

Truth: Losing weight is all about calorie intake, and plenty of gluten-free foods are high in calories.

If you swap your usual slice of pizza for a crust made from quinoa, it's still about the same amount of calories, so you won't end up losing weight. However, if you know you've been eating tons of bread, pasta, cookies, and pizza and giving those up encourages you to eat more veggies and lean proteins, then that's a healthy way to lose weight going gluten-free. Choosing to go gluten-free isn't the magic solution — it's still all about calorie intake.

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