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12:00 AM, December 04, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 04, 2010

Negative calorie diet to lose extra pounds


A negative caloric effect means that the number of calories your body has to expend to chew, digest, metabolise and eliminate the food is more than it gains from the food itself.
Dietary fibres are a classical example of negative calorie food that are not digested in our body and contributes weight loss plan. The negative calorie diet claims that weight loss of up to two pounds daily is achievable.
Any success that a person would have while following the negative calorie diet would be due to drastically reduced calorie intake. However, taking such diet is not healthy for an extended period of time as it will not include enough protein or essential fats.
To eat a negative calorie diet, know that you will have to cut back on foods that you normally eat. Also, the foods on the negative calorie diet are low calorie, which means you can eat more than if you eat foods high in calories. This way you stay full and are not hungry. Hungry people overeat and gain weight.
Negative calorie foods also take more energy to digest, so you can burn more calories just by eating. You should start taking negative calorie foods by cutting back on meat and other high fat, high calorie foods.
Some negative calorie diet fruits are Watermelon, strawberries, pineapple, grapefruit, apples, orange, mango, peaches, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries and papaya.
Negative calorie vegetables include carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, spinach, green beans, turnips, beets, asparagus, chili peppers, onion, garlic, radishes and cabbage.

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