Have you ever gone on a diet? It wasn’t something I had to worry about when I was younger. It seems the older I get, the more my body metabolism shuts down. And I do mean shuts down.
I used to take my wife to Red Lobster and get the Admirals Feast, just for me. Now, we have trouble splitting it without getting too full. It saves money for sure, but sometimes I long for those days when I could chow down and still be a lean, mean machine.
Alas, those days are gone forever.
We’ve tried several diets over the years. A couple of them worked really well, but one was a pain, and the other one, I hated.
One was a three day diet. It even let you have ice cream. I hated it. By the third day, I was starving! One of the days, lunch was one measly boiled egg and a single saltine cracker. Yes, the diet worked. But it was like starving to death.
The other diet that worked was a life style change. Basically you ate as much as you wanted, but no starches or sugars of any kind. It made the body start using fat for its energy source. I must say it worked well. I was never hungry. In fact, I was supposed to eat as much bacon and eggs as I could stomach for breakfast.
The problem with that diet was that it just wore on me after a while. Never a potato. Never a piece of bread. No rice. Not even any fruit!! Remember, no sugars of any kind.
So, the wife and I aren’t fat by any means. But, neither are we the trimmer selves we once were either. Say what you want about getting caught up in the picture of perfection painted by the media. Like it or not, we live in this world with these influences. So, yes, we would like to be thinner.
Many or most of you might already know this. I’m not one that has been into the diet scene enough to have really researched it. This evening, I was looking for ads to run on my website. In the click-ads there was this one that sold recipes and a full list of dishes that used negative calorie foods. It’s here if you want to see it–Click Here.
Well, I started digging around on the web to see if the list of foods was there for the grabbing. I found several small lists. And my master list kept growing.
Below is the list of negative calorie foods I compiled from several lists. There may be others, and there may be ways to prepare these that would ruin their negative calorie effect. I’m just giving you what I found. If you want recipes and all the extra little info then you may want to get the book from the site I found here.
I had no idea there were so many fruits and vegetable that would be negative calorie. By the way, they aren’t negative calorie because they have no calories. They are negative calorie because the body has to burn more calories than they have to digest them. I had never thought of that.
Use the list below with the BMI calculator on my complete weight loss program page.
I think they should list the calories of a food by its ‘effective’ calories. That would just make it all more clear.
Tomato fresh canned
Corn cob canned
Parsnips raw boiled
Peppers green red
Pickles sour sweet
Oysters half shell
Wow! That’s quite a list. I was really surprised by some of these too. I never dreamed figs, strawberries, watermelon, or pineapple would require more calories to digest than they supplied. That’s rather incredible.
I believe I can live with a list like this. Well, here’s to thinner living.