Negative Calorie Diet


In a negative calorie diet and several versions of this diet, dieters are to eat and drink food products that are nutritous but are said to have a negative caloric effect; i.e., they provide fewer food calories than the calories needed to digest them. The energy that the body needs to digest the food is usually given as a certain amount of calories, whilst the energy content of the food is given as kilocalories. There is, however, no such thing as a negative calorie food. The “negative calorie” foods allowed in this diet are mainly vegetables and fruits. including:
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Others criticize that such dieters use the concept of negative calories to justify eating unlimited quantities of such foods, and that doing so is not healthy.