Negative calories: what they are and the diet for weight loss

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After a real one binge or a weekend when you have a little exaggerated at the table, you can immediately put things right with one "negative calorie" day.

"It consists of 24 hours in which you eat only foods that, in order to be chewed, digested and assimilated, make brutish to the organism more Calories of how many they contain.

In this way the fat deposits and you can lose up to 400-500 grams », explains Dr. , nutrition biologist in Bari.

Foods to eat

In addition to water, they have many characteristics just described foods of plant origin: «Among these are asparagus, green beans, beets, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, peas, tomatoes, spinach, chicory, apples, grapefruit and berries.

For example, the 25 calories contained in 100 grams of broccoli they need 80 calories for their digestion by the body ”, explains the expert.

The value of these foods, which you can take without worrying about dosi, is also to help you lose weight by making it anyway energy: «Only water is calorie-free, in the other cases they are satisfying foods, because they also have a lot of fiber.

In addition, they help keep levels of sugar in the blood, promote intestinal transit and counteract water retention, so they also help to "deflatei ”», Dr. Longobucco continues. 

The rules to be respected

But be careful not to overdo the "negative calorie" diet. «It must be implemented no more than twice a month and, as mentioned at the beginning, the ideal is to exploit it to compensate for some extravagance in the context of a healthy and balanced diet ”, explains our expert.

«If you abuse them, the lack of energy of essential nutrients, like some vitamins, fats and animal proteins, can expose the body to dangerous deficiencies ". Below, here is the example of a menu highly effective and zero risk.

24 hours lose weight

Breakfast: 1 glass of lukewarm water and lemon + 1 grapefruit and raspberry smoothie.

Mid-morning snack: 1 apple and 1 bitter coffee.

Lunch: asparagus, pea and green bean salad, dressed with apple cider vinegar, fresh chilli and parsley.

Merenda: 1 smoothie of celery, lime and ginger.

Price: 1 plate of chard dressed with lemon juice + salad of tomatoes, cucumbers and raw red onions.

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