Here is a list of negative calorie foods. No that doesn't mean the
foods have negative calories ;) I wish lol. What it means is that
when you eat these foods raw or in some cases slightly cooked with nothing on them
your body burns more calories digesting and processing them than what
is in the actual food itself. For a healthy weight loss and a little
boost add some of these foods to your diet each day. Most are full of
nutrients and won't weigh you down.
Thought this might help some of you :)
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I am just beginning a weight loss program and need all the help I can get with new ideas and information.
That list is a real boost for me today, trying to find some new snacks. Where did you get that information? I new the calories in celery were negated by just chewing and digesting it... but I never heard of the others on this list doing the same. Thanks!
the information came from a Negative Calorie dieting book called "obesity and weight loss". Also you can do searches on the internet for "negative calorie foods" and find lists that way.
Most raw fruits and vegetables are very healthy and many of them are fat burners when they aren't slathered in fattening dressings or having the nutrition cooked out of them :).
Since I started eating raw fruits and veggies every day I not only feel better I am losing fairly rapidly as well.
But you can still cook the vegetables right? You mean just don't overcook them? I made the mistake of eating a lot of parsnips when I first started to eat more vegetables. I love them. Then I found out that they are NOT good vegetables to be eating if you're trying to lose weight. Apparently peas are not to be eaten in huge amounts either. Or corn.
That info came from a Weight Watchers friend of mine. Hopefully she is correct because I'd hate to be giving up some of my favourites if I don't have to.
Keep in mind that the soil many plants are grown in these days has been nutritionally depleted anyway so the closest you stay to raw the better, but you can cook and still gain some benefits. I know some vegetables I have to cook. Like brocolli, I just don't like it totally raw so I steam it a little and add some lemon juice.
Corn and Peas are very good for you but they do have more calories than other vegetables because they are a starch. a half cup of peas packs a 70 calorie punch whereas you can eat half cup of raw carrot sticks for only 40 so yes there is a difference but don't give them up entirely, just use sparingly :)
- green tea and coffee: caffeine and EGCG increase your heart rate and nervous system activity (use in moderation, of course)
- milk, whole-grain cereal, and oatmeal: slow breakdown of calcium, complex carbs, and fiber
- jalapeno, habanero, and cayenne peppers: capsaicin increases your burn rate
Each pack is two servings, each serving turns 8oz of water into fruit punch. Walmart sells the Great Value brand and it's only $2.00 a box for 10 packets of fruit punch mix.
It's nice for a little something special and it's helping me avoid soda. (i'm a Mountain Dew addict.)