I remember a time in my life when I was watching my calories very closely. It was very nerve racking, but it worked out really well. I was so shocked to find out that many of the snacks I loved, had calories that were equivalent to a meal. Then a lady suggested that I focus on eating negative calorie foods. She explained to me that by eating negative calorie foods, it takes more calories for your body to digest the food then the calories you’re actually ingesting. This gives you a negative number and explains the concept behind negative calorie foods. Example: If celery was equal to 40 calories, and it takes 80 calories to digest it, by eating it you would burn -40 calories.
Here is a list of negative calorie foods:
Negative Calorie Fruits
Limes, Tomato, Apple, cranberries, grapefruit, lemon, mango, Watermelon, pineapple, raspberries, orange, strawberries, tangerine, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Peach
Negative Calorie Vegetables
Lettuce, Asparagus, Garden cress, papaya, Beet Root, Green Cabbage, Onion, Carrot, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Celery, Chile peppers, Cucumber, Turnip, Dandelion, Endive, Green beans, Radishes, Spinach, Zucchini, Garlic
The whole concept of eating negative calorie foods is pretty exciting. You can actually eat and burn calories. It’s incredible if you ask me. So if you’re trying to lose weight, try adding some of these negative calorie foods to your diet. Burn those calories ladies!