Thursday, July 24, 2008

Negative Calarie Foods | Negative Caloric Foods | Negative Calorie Foods Diet

Negative Calarie Foods: Is Watermelon a Negative Calorie Food?

A common assumption is that if water is zero calories, then watermelon must be a negative calorie food. While in theory this makes sense, in reality it's not the case. Watermelon has snuck onto several "Negative Calorie Foods Lists," but this is a little bit baffling since it didn't show up on many of the original lists.

While this post is dealing mostly with whether or not watermelon is a negative calorie food, and what foods really are negative calorie fruits and negative calorie veggies, as opposed to the posers. Not knowing the actual lists is what leads many to believe that watermelon is on the list, but they don't thinkg that pineapple and kiwi are negative calorie fruits (they are).

Before there are any angry comments, let's also deal with the many negative calorie myths. Some of the most common myths, or questions, about negative calorie foods and the negative calorie food diet, are:

  1. Is there really a such thing as negative calorie foods?
  2. No foods have negative calories, so negative calorie foods is a scam, right?
  3. Do negative calorie foods work?

Almost all the arguments about the negative calorie foods diet are based around these questions. The truth about negative calorie foods go as follows:

  1. There are no foods that take more calories to burn than consumer (except maybe, and a big maybe, ice water) - this concept is from a misinterpretation of Calorie, with a "C" versus calorie, with a "c."
  2. There is no such thing as a "negative calorie"
  3. The diet still works for losing weight

So how is it that the negative calorie diet works even with #1 and 2 being true? Simple. There are so few calories in foods that are labeled negative calorie foods, and virtually no fat or carbs, that it is impossible to eat enough to keep gaining weight. How are you going to gain weight every week eating carrotts, celeries, pineapple, apples, blueberries, cabbage, and water? It's not going to happen. In fact, if you had a diet of ONLY negative calorie foods, you would eventually starve to death.

So while technically the people who argue that negative calorie foods don't exist are correct, they miss the forest for the trees. The point of a diet is to lose weight. Will taking on a negative calorie foods diet do that? ABSOLUTELY!!

This doesn't make watermelons bad food. Not only are negative calorie foods great for filling the stomach and losing the weight, but so is a diet very heavy in veggies and fruit with less carbs, fat, and meat. The negative calorie foods diet is a supplemental diet, however, and if you want the full quality effect that a diet chock full of negetive calorie foods can do, you need to find a diet plan, or a cheap negative calorie foods cookbook.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cabbage Soup Diet Negative Calorie Foods | Negative Calorie Foods Diet | Negative Calorie Foods

The Famous Cabbage Soup Diet Thrives on Negative Calorie Foods

The negative calorie foods diet has gotten a lot of flak, as has the concept of negative calorie foods. Bash the marketing all you want, but the end all be all questions should be whether or not this diet causes you to lose weight. And the answer with this diet is a resounding yes. Even better, the ability to eat however much you want, as long as it's from a certain group of foods, which helps for those of us who have big appetites, and whose bodies throw absolute fits at 1,400 calories.

What is amazing to me, is that many will bash negative calorie foods, but then they admit that diets like the famous cabbage soup diet thrive on negative calorie foods. Now with that being said, the cabbage soup diet is not based solely and completely on negative calorie foods, but a huge amount of the weight loss from this diet does come from negative calorie foods.

The cabbage soup diet is a seven day diet that is repeated as often as needed until you lose all the weight you need. The use of negative calorie foods throughout this diet is huge.

Cabbage Soup Diet Soup Recipe Ingredients:

  • 6 large green onions
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 container (10 oz. or so) Mushrooms
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 1/2 head cabbage
  • 1 package Lipton soup mix
  • 1 or 2 cubes bouillon (optional)
  • 1 48oz can V8 juice (optional)
    Season to taste with as much salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder, cayenne pepper as you want

Green onions, garlic, green pepper, tomatoes, carrotts, celery, and cabbage are all negative calorie foods. Mushrooms are known for having very few calories, and veggie juice is never going to add the pounds. This is the reason you can always eat as much of the soup as you want: because most of the food in it will require you to burn more calories than you take in.

Day 1 of the cabbage soup diet allows you to eat as much fruit (minus bananas) as you want and as much soup as you want. Many fruits are negative calorie foods, so people who love oranges, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, or kiwi are going to keep eating negative calorie foods.

Day 2 allows for as much cabbage soup as you want with any veggies, minus potatoes. This also means a good portion of food choices will be negative calorie foods.

This means at this point there are two days full of negative calorie foods, and the soup that you can eat an unlimited amount of every single day also are negative calorie foods. While the cabbage soup diet does work off higher metabolisms, and caloric cycling, without the negative calorie foods, this doesn't work.

For the cabbage soup diet to work, they must have negative calorie foods as a crux, which is all the more proof that a negative calorie foods diet can work.