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List Of Negative Calorie Foods Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

List Of Negative Calorie Foods

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Introd­uction

A negative calorie diet would obviously result in starvation in the long term and nutrit­ional defici­encies can occur surpri­singly quickly. The calories burnt usually come from muscle mass, and the result is debility and wasting.

A more healthy way to use a negative calorie diet is as a form of fasting or detox. It is something you can do for one to three days right. Provided you are otherwise healthy it can be a great way to clean out the system. However it is still best to take medical advice before attempting this.

Using a Negative Calorie Detox

1. It is never a good idea to eat huge quantities of one type of food, especially fruits. A lot of foods contain substances that can be damaging if consumed to excess. For example, the acid in grapefruit and pineapple can damage your stomach lining. Other foods put an excessive burden on the liver or may cause diarrhea. So try to use all the different foods in small quanti­ties.
2. Do not spend all day eating. You will just become bloated and feel sick. If you are only doing this for a couple days, you should not feel too hungry. Plan four or five salad meals each day, and let your digestion rest at other times.
3. You will feel more satisfied if you eat slowly and chew your food thorou­ghly. You will also use more calories that way. So if the foods can be eaten raw, that will be more effective than cooking them. Foods like carrots and beets will also be more satisfying if you eat them grated.
4. Schedule time when you do not have any important commit­ments. As with fasting or any kind of detox, you may suffer some uncomf­ortable symptoms including headaches, tiredness, depression and irrita­bility. If these become severe, stop the diet and see a doctor.
5. When you end the detox, plan a gradual return to normal eating.

The Amount of Calories You Burn Can Change

The amount of calories you burn in a day can be roughly split into 4 parts.
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR): The amount of calories your body uses to maintain vital functions, such as breathing, heart rate and brain function.
Thermic Effect of Food (TEF): The calories burned while digesting a meal. Usually about 10% of calorie intake.
Thermic Effect of Exercise (TEE): Calories burned during physical activity, such as exercise.
Non-Ex­ercise Activity Thermo­genesis (NEAT): Calories burned fidgeting, changing posture, etc. This is usually subcon­scious.
All 4 of these can go down when you cut calories and lose weight.
 

Negative Calorie Foods

Negative Calorie Foods

Apples
Asparagus
Beets
Blueberries
Broccoli
Cantaloupes
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery stalk
Celery root
Cranberries
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Endives
Garden cress
Garlic
Grapefruit
Green beans
Green cabbage
Lamb's lettuce
Lemons
Lettuce
Onions
Papayas
Pineapples
Prunes
Radishes
Raspberries
Spinach
Strawberries
Tangerines
Tomatoes
Turnips
Zucchini