Are Negative Calorie Diets Legit?

By Anthony K

When we want to eat healthily and get the most from what we eat, especially when trying to lose weight, we love getting into diets. We choose a diet that does not include cutting out the foods we love the most. Let’s look into what a ‘negative calorie diet’ means and what it includes.

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A ‘negative calorie diet’ supposedly includes foods that need more energy for digestion than the calories they contain. Most low-calorie fruits and vegetables are said to have no calories, including lemons, apples, broccoli, cabbage, celery, grapes, lettuce, and cabbage.

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In early 2005, a plant-based diet study was carried out among several participants. The average testee lost about thirteen pounds in two and a half months. The food’s low energy density was the leading cause of weight loss due to its high fiber and low-fat content. The study conclusively observed that the foods still contained energy and thus could not be “negative calorie.”

According to the medical community, a healthy diet recommends pairing calorie-dense foods such as meat and eggs with low-calorie foods such as fruits and vegetables. Thankfully, low-carb foods may be combined with heavier foods to create a satisfying meal. Additionally, replacing certain high-calorie items with lower-calorie alternatives can support healthy weight reduction and possibly enhance other areas of health.

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Negative-calorie diets do not function as claimed, even if you might lose weight. That’s because they fill your stomach with low-calorie meals to fulfill hunger. This would positively affect your journey to weight loss as it tricks your stomach into assuming it is full. It is, however, highly recommended to get advice from a certified physician before commencing a diet.