Friday, December 07, 2007

Now THAT's my kind of eating! (Negative Calorie Foods)

I just read a great article that was emailed to me and wanted to pass it along to you guys.

You can read the article Negative Calorie Foods: 15 Foods That Actually Burn More Calories Than They Contain here and feel free to post it on your blogs as well.

The great thing about this article is that I love most of the items on there and quite a few of them are already in my daily intake. I was surprised to see oranges and strawberries on there. Those are two of my favorite fruits and I have one or two of them every day. (I've been on a orange kick since finding out I am pg).

Carrots were another one that shocked me. You always here about how carrots a one of the carb veggies and should be eaten in smaller amounts than other veggies so I'm glad to see that I don't have to worry about the few sticks I have in the afternoons for snack. (not that I really worried). I could be wrong here but I think Atkins diet even asks you to avoid carrots for a bit of time. I believe you would have to be eating raw carrots to actually get the negative calorie effect though.

So take a looksie at the list and next time you're choosing a snack you'll have a good idea of which foods will help you best. Have a healthy day everybody!


john - from fat to fit said...

I think you are right about Atkins.

You definetly need to eat them raw to qualify. The butter and brown sugar glazed carrots I'll serve at Christmas will not make the cut!

Katie said...

I don't know what it is about oranges, but I think I've probably eaten my weight in tangerines since finding out I was pregnant (I'm about 12 wks) and I know several other ladies who have felt this way about them too.

Sonya said...

Thanks for sharing the link!

Schede Likken said...

I made some broccoli and melted a stick of butter over it. Do you think that counts as negative calories??

FatGirl said...

I don't care what anyone says about carrots. I'm going to eat them as much as I want, "carbs" be damned.