Most of us assume the only way to lose weight is to eliminate specific foods and decreasing our overall calorie intake. There is a way to consume more food and maintain or even lose weight.
What is a negative calorie balance?
The answer is simple. It is where the consumption of negative calorie foods and the caloric “cost” of digesting the food will be greater than its food energy content. Although there is no direct scientific evidence supporting the idea that any food is completely calorically negative, the theory behind the thermic effect or specific dynamic action of these foods is real.
Which food has negative calories?
All foods with low glycemic index, and a high percentage of fiber.
Fruits, vegetables and healing plants are on that list of groceries you should always stock up on. They improve the performance of the metabolism and production of enzymes, thereby triggering the body to burn the accumulated reserves.
Vegetables that are recommended: asparagus, green beans, beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, radishes, cucumbers, peas, Chinese cabbage, leek, lettuce, chicory, spinach, tomato.
Fruits that are recommended: apples, blackberries, cranberries, grapefruit, lemon and lime, raspberry.
Spices and herbs are recommended: cinnamon, cloves, chili, coriander, flaxseed, garlic, ginger, onion, parsley.
Positive effects on the body are as follows:
- Improve metabolism
- Increase energy levels
- Stabilize blood sugar levels
- Improving digestion and cleansing of the colon
- Cleaning the liver and making digestion of fat more efficient
- Prevent inflammation in the body
- Reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood
- Improve concentration
- Mitigate stress, anxiety and depression
- Improves sleep
- Makes the skin younger, renewa hair growth and strengthens nails
Important: For substantial weight loss, it is necessary to eat at least 2 pounds of the above mentioned food daily. You should eat it fresh and unprocessed.
Blending is acceptable only if eaten immediately, but only blend the raw form of the food.
Also, these foods should not be eaten together with oil, high-calorie foods or sweets.