Here is the complete list of negative calorie foods:
- Vegetables: asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, onion, spinach, turnip, cucumber, red pepper, zucchini, chicory, celery and eggplant;
- Vegetables: grated raw carrots, green beans and zucchini;
- Fruits: pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, guava, papaya, apricot, blueberry, peach, melon, strawberry, mango, tangerine, watermelon, tangerine, raspberry, blackberry.
These foods have as main characteristics a high fiber and water content, and low carbohydrate content, making them low in calories.
However, it is important to remember that the simple consumption of these foods is not enough to make you lose weight, because the total calories consumed throughout the day are what make the difference, and should be less than the calories spent to do all the activities of the day .
How to use negative calorie foods in your diet
In the diet to lose weight, foods with negative calories can be included so that meals have more fiber and less calories, which increases the feeling of satiety and favors weight loss.
Thus, one should prefer to consume low-calorie fruits in snacks and desserts, while vegetables should be included in lunch and dinner salads. In addition, zucchini and eggplant, for example, can be used to make very low-calorie dishes, such as eggplant lasagna and zucchini spaghetti.
It is also important to remember that the diet should not be made only with negative calorie foods, because for the metabolism to work well and favor weight loss, it is also necessary to vary the diet and consume protein sources, such as meat and chicken, and good fats like nuts, seeds and olive oil.
Difference between thermogenic foods and foods with negative calories
Thermogenic foods, such as pepper, green tea and coffee, are those that have an effect of increasing metabolism for a few hours, causing the body to spend a little more energy than normal. Negative calorie foods, on the other hand, help in the diet because they are low in calories, making the digestion process end up spending more than these foods have to offer the body. See the list of thermogenic foods .
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