1 year ago, October over 2010, I could not even do a 20 minute circuit DVD without gasping for air. I was eating fast food nearly every day, and felt horrible & sluggish. I started eating healthier, really keeping to natural foods with as little processed as possible. In February, I joined my gym, and fell in love with getting fit. I trained weekly with my trainer for several months, and gained a particular love for Zumba. As of September 2011, I am a licensed Zumba fitness instructor & part of a fabulous Zumba crew. We are trying to help as many people as we can change their outlook on health & fitness & show that it doesn’t have to be boring or monotonous. If you had told me 1 year ago that I would be down 42lb & my life & my friendships would be deeply rooted in Zumbathons, hover (plank) challenges, and pushing myself harder every day, I would have laughed in your face.
Don’t sell your abilities short; love yourself enough to give yourself the gift of health & fitness!
If the energy burnt when eating and digesting certain foods is more than the actual calories that they contain then these types of low calorie foods can be called negative calorie foods.
A diet of mainly negative calorie foods is extremely powerful, not only because they are the best fat burning foods but also because of the excellent nutritional value (vitamins, minerals and fiber) associated with low and negative calorie foods.
Just eating low or zero calorie foods, can also do harm to your body! Our body requires all the different food groups to function at its best (dairy, vegetables, fruit, meat, grains and fats too).
Zero calorie foods should be used in addition to other foods, or as part of a cleansing or detox course.
* Anything in excess can be bad for example certain fruits have a high acid content that can irritate your stomach lining. * Chewing food slowly and thoroughly helps digestion and also releases more of the nutritional value that are stored in the fibers * Where possible eat the foods raw. Raw foods contain more enzymes and nutrients than their cooked counterparts.
List of low calorie foods - List of negative calorie food
Negative Calorie Vegetables: Asparagus, aubergine (eggplant), beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupes (see calories in cantaloupe), carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery stalk and root, chicory, Chinese cabbage (pak choi, bok choi), cucumbers, cress, dandelion leaves, eggplant, endives, fennel, garlic, globe artichokes, green beans, green cabbage, leeks, lemons, lettuce, mangetouts (snow peas), mooli (daikon or Japanese radish), mushrooms, okra (ladies‟ fingers), onions, radishes, seaweed, spinach, squash, swede, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini