Have you heard of zero calorie or negative calorie foods? The concept is simple, there a foods that we can eat that actually take more calories to digest than they are worth. We actually burn calories digesting our foods so why not eat more foods that burn a lot of calories but, don’t contain many? They make perfect snacks and fillers for meals. They are often loaded with flavor and taste great.
Here’s a list of 25 negative calorie or zero calorie foods you should be eating.
- Green Beans
- Chili Peppers
- honeydew Melon
When I wake up in the middle of the night starving (totally my sign of high stress I’m dealing with) I grab a prepped dish of lettuce, cucumbers, and almonds that I top with vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper. It’s a great snack that is very satisfying without busting my calorie budget at 3 am. I also keep lots of melon and berries on hand for snacking. Since they are negative calorie foods I don’t feel guilty enjoying them.