Is it true that by eating certain foods you can actually lose weight!? Dr. Foodle dressed up as an inspector and researched this matter for everyone’s sake!
The negative calorie diet, as its called, is based on the notion that some foods are hard to digest and require more calories from our body to be digested than the calories they actually contain, thus the term “negative calorie” was coined.
For example, it is claimed that 100g of broccoli contains 25 calories while requiring 80 calories to be digested, resulting in extra 55 calories being lost from our body for the digestion.
What are these miraculous foods?
Foods rich in fiber and low in sugar or fat such as cucumber, broccoli, carrots, kiwi, mushrooms, celery, banana, cherries, thyme, cinnamon, chilly, coffee, mint, and many, many more.
And now, the bare truth revealed by Dr. Foodle:
Negative calorie foods are rich in fiber and water, causing a faster and earlier sensation of satiety. They are indeed low in calories, which makes it possible to eat more of those than high-energy foods such as sweets. Some of these are actually zero in calories, such as herbs, but there are no foods that take away calories from you.
In reality, these foods are the ones that nutritionists and dieticians suggest we eat more of to help us maintain a balanced diet, but we cannot just eat these or lose weight from these only. The combination of these with higher energy and lower in fiber foods help in avoiding a sugar rush in our bloodstream that would then rapidly drop and cause us those irresistible cravings for something sweet.
Dr. Foodle is sorry to disappoint you, but you cannot magically lose weight.
Not wanting to totally discourage you though, there are some ingredients in foods that can help in diet (but still, expect no magic):