Food is fuel – that is what people say! Each every kind of food is unique when it comes to calorie count or the way they get digested. Have you ever heard of negative calorie foods? Intriguing isn’t it? You may ask how something can have a negative calorie count when every food on Earth has calories? These are foods that burn more calories than they have.
No prize for guessing that these negative calorie foods are usually plant based ones with high water content and lots of fibre. The ones that fall in this category are veggies, fruits, grains and legumes. However, you cannot include fatty fruits such as avocados and olives in the list. It takes longer for your body to burn off fibre loaded foods, and this revs up your metabolism and gives your weight loss a jumpstart!
These negative calorie foods can be considered as sources of essential micronutrients and are free of fat packing calories. This works because when your tummy senses that it is full it will send signals to your brain to ask you to stop eating.
Believe it or not, simply drinking a glass of water before every meal is a great way to lose weight. Water fills your belly and this reduces the space left for other solid food.
This is a common property of all negative calorie foods. They have a lot of water in a fibrous matrix. Talking about water fruits, you cannot miss out on apples, grapes and obviously watermelons. There are many veggies that are water vegetables, which means they have lots of water. A classic example of water vegetables is the celery. It is a water-rich food that is regarded as a negative calorie food.
Here is a list of negative calorie foods (essentially fruits and veggies). You can choose foods from this list and stay in shape!
So, what are you waiting for? Load your refrigerator with the fruits and veggies mentioned above and add them to your meals or snacks.