52 Negative Calorie Foods for weight loss sparkle every week of the year
Cancel out your diet’s dark side with negative calorie foods. Of course, we all want to satisfy our hunger and lose weight.
There is a way to have it both ways. I’m serious!
It’s not real sparkly magic, but… it is pretty close.
The answer is to crowd out the naughty foods.Before you have the chance to feel hungry, fill up with nutritious, low-fat, high fibre foods instead.
This post gives you a whopping list of 52 negative calorie foods that are just
perfect for the job. Your Superhighway to Slim Street These negative calorie foods will fill you up, boost your metabolism, and bring a beautiful glow to your hair, skin, and nails.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your cruiser bike, a funky wicker basket, throw on your retro sunglasses, and button up your sweetest sundress or most dashing cardigan. We’re off to the greengrocer to stock up on negative calorie foods. Let’s go!
Ready, Aim, Fruit
First stop, the fruit aisle. You’re going to love this.Grab some watermelon, pineapple, mangos, pawpaws, grapefruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, oranges, bananas, any variety of apples, and grapes.No added sugar for you, Sweetheart, you’re sweet enough already!
Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s vegetables
Hmmmm, what kind of negative calorie food would you like to eat at lunchtime? How about some fresh celery, any kind of lettuce, cucumber, spinach, asparagus, and carrots? Take your pick. And what about dinnertime? Perhaps some peas, broccoli, corn, cauliflower, and mushrooms? Delicious sweet potatoes? Or, will you be brave and cook something more special using green or red cabbage?
Holistic wholegrains Bulk out your delicious haul with some fresh, organic oatmeal, brown rice, and flax seeds.Cheat’s meat Get your protein with black beans, kidney beans, and brown lentils.
Don’t be shy, splash out on brown lentil’s sophisticated younger sister, Puy lentils,also known as French lentils. They have a nutty, earth flavour that you might justfall in love with. Grab some fresh farm eggs too (yum!).
Meat lovers Now, if you have some room left in your basket, it’s time to pop down the street to your sexy, local butcher… the one with the gorgeous smile, remember? Does your butcher have any nice fresh local fish today? How about some lovely lean pork, chicken, or turkey?
Don’t stress, my love! From a dietary perspective, it’s perfectly OK to eat lean, nutritious meat in moderation.
It must be nearly time to head home and fire up that stove, oven, or BBQ.
Let’s get cookin’!
Spice it up for Mama, you Herbaceous Babe
Now that we’re back home in the kitchen, and you’re wearing your cutest apron,can I let you in on a secret? Herbs and spices are powerful weapons for weight loss, too.The Wow! factor Aside from their powerful health benefits, herbs and spices add a real Wow!
factor to your cooking.They are the secret magic that can all the other fresh and calorie neutral foods taste delicious. They have the power to make your food more-ish. Be ready for the compliments!
They’re affordable, too, and you’ve got to love that.
Negative calorie herbs and spices include chilli, cinnamon, cayenne pepper,
cloves, coriander, cumin, dill seeds, mustard seeds, parsley, star anise, and
tumeric.Black pepper deserves special attention. In small quantities, it stimulates theappetite and aids digestion. For maximum freshness and taste, keep whole peppercorns in a grinder.
Garlic and onion are also very healthy and add an extra dimension of flavour tomost dishes. Masterchef Always use fresh spices.
Grind or roast before cooking for maximum flavour. This will also release beautifulsmells. Your family will start salivating for their dinner.
And why is that so important?
Repeat after me: Salivation, Savour, Satisfaction.
Nature’s gift, your gift
Make the most of your negative calorie foods. When shopping, remember to choose the freshest fruit and vegetables you can find, in season, and looking its best. Consume quickly for maximum nutrition.
Negative calorie foods will fill you up, keep you healthy, and are a huge part of successful weight loss.
And that’s close enough to magic for me!
Guest blog writer – the lovely Claire Leslie