Have you heard of the negative calorie foods, or negative calorie diet? I am not too sure if this is legit or not, but I could see how it could make sense. I know that it takes calories to digest foods, but is it really enough to make a difference?
This is how they say it works, for example an orange, which may contain 50 calories, it would take a certain amount of energy from your body to process all of the nutrients and vitamins within the orange. In doing so, you would burn more than 50 calories. However this is also highly dependent on the speed of your metabolism.
So could this really work? Well, it might be a good idea to maybe swap some bad snacks like cookies or chips for these fiber and vitamin filled snacks. It may be doing your waist line a favor more than you may know. However, keep in mind that if you only eat these items, it could lead to malnutrition.
Check out the list after the jump.
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Have you tried a diet like this? Did it work?