You may practice portion control to lose weight or focus on a protein rich diet, combined with exercise to blast fat. But what if you could eat to lose weight? Otherwise known as negative calorie foods, certain fruits, vegetables, and grains have been rumored to rev your metabolism, drop inches from your waistline and increase your energy. Keep reading to find out if the negative food myth is for real.
Not Every ‘Healthy’ Food is Low Calorie
There are lots of gimmicky ‘healthy’ foods out there—from protein rich foods to fiber fit snacks. But often, these ‘healthy’ foods can cause you to gain weight. Sure, they may be loaded with protein and fiber (and even low in carbs), but most of the time they are packed with sugar. In addition, the manufacturer has designed a nutritional label that is low in calories, which tempts you into eating twice as much!
The end result? Weight gain you did not see coming! If you’re serious about losing weight for good this time, why not focus on fiber heavy and nutrient rich foods? Stop the insanity and simply live healthy with low-calorie choices.
food-1209503_640A List of Negative Calorie Foods
Negative calorie foods, which actually mean low calorie, high-density fruits, vegetables, and grains, is a sensible way to lose weight because you become fuller, faster—and with a smaller quantity. Fill up on the following list of negative calorie foods (in conjunction with an active lifestyle) and you just may drop a pants size in a few weeks’ time:
•    Prunes
•    Apricots
•    Carrots
•    Cherries
•    Oranges
•    Onion
•    Cucumbers
•    Tomatoes
•    Melon
•    Blueberries
•    High protein such as egg whites, carbs like rice cakes and high protein snacks like edamame, wheat bran, and air popped popcorn.
Of course, you can’t fill up for the long run on negative calorie foods (how do egg whites and blueberries sound every morning for the rest of your life?) But, by incorporating these negative calorie foods throughout your week more often, you can manage your weight loss more effectively! For example, toss a big handful of blueberries on top of your yogurt and fill up quickly. Enjoy a melon ball salad for dessert (savor the sweetness of honey dew and cantaloupe instead of chocolate chips cookies) or make an egg white omelet with tomatoes, onions and mushrooms for brunch. By diversifying your meal plan with delicious negative calorie foods, you can slim down and gain energy in no time at all!