Negative calorie diet
The Negative Calorie Diet-Foods that burn calories.
What if you could eat a food that not only provided no calories, but actually burned more calories than
it provided? Would you eat it? What effect might it have? And which calories would it be burning?
These are compelling questions. But a negative calorie diet it seems like a ludicrous proposition, something
like a perpetual motion machine: great in concept, ineffective in implementation.
But there might be something to it. If a low-calorie food could stimulate your body to process it by creating
enzymes, expending more energy than that low-calorie food could produce, the net effect of your caloric intake
would be less than zero. If this holds true, you could eat these foods all day and, the more you ate, the more
weight you’d lose.
However, most foods we eat today are both higher in calories and easier to process than that. Also, pesticides and
other modern pollutants rob food of nutrients that would stimulate that enzymatic process. Preservatives,
processed foods, and bad cooking practices finish the job.
Diet primarily consisting of fruits and vegetables
In a recent study , heart patients eating a vegetarian diet with mostly fruits and vegetables, with no prescribed
exercise program and no decrease in either caloric intake or a reduction in serving sizes, lost an average of 20
pounds each.Because the added enzymes, both from processing vegetables and fruits and inherent in the vegetables
themselves, helped accelerate all the chemical reactions in the body, resulting in a faster metabolism.
If one were to identify which foods were negative calorie foods, the diet that resulted would allow you to change
part or all of your diet and, without removing any calories, lose a significant amount of weight as well as
improving your overall health.
In short if you were to swap out all your empty calories for a variety of fruits and vegetables equaling the same calories, not only would you get more of the vitamins and minerals you crave, but you’d be adding enzymes that might well increase your metabolic rate, burning off other bad calories at an accelerated rate. It’s like a Jenny Craig dream: weight loss and improved health without exercise or starving yourself.