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Foods You Can Eat to Help You Lose Weight!

Updated on November 16, 2015

There Are No True Negative Calorie Foods

There has been a lot of talk about zero and negative calorie food, and a lot of questions about what is truth, and what may be wishful thinking.

The truth is, there are not, technically speaking, "negative calorie" foods. All food has calories, unfortunately.There are however, many foods which, when eaten, can actually cause your body to burn more calories by digesting them then the calories they contain.

Many fruits and vegetables can actually help you burn calories as your body digests them
Many fruits and vegetables can actually help you burn calories as your body digests them | Source


Let's break it down a bit more. A Calorie is a measurement of the amount of energy which would be needed to raise one gram of water to a temperature of 1 degree Celsius. Our bodies take calories as energy, and use the energy to fuel our internal processes. Calories are necessary in a diet, and a certain amount is needed in order for our bodies to function properly.

Too many calories, however, lead to extra fuel in the body that is not being expended, which can sit in the body as excess fat. Some of these foods mentioned below may actually help you lose weight by causing your body to burn more calories during the process of digestion then the amount of calories they contain when eaten.

For the purposes of this article, we will refer to these as "zero-calorie" foods.

These are some of the fruits and vegetables which can help your body burn calories as they are digested!
These are some of the fruits and vegetables which can help your body burn calories as they are digested! | Source

These foods can have many positive effects on your body when eaten. Among the basic nutritional benefits, these foods can boost your metabolism, increasing your body's natural fat-burning abilities and reducing fat-storage. These foods can also increase your overall energy, as well as provide you with the necessary proteins and nutrients to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. You may even notice an improvement in your digestion, skin tone/complexion, sleep, and many other benefits.

Drinking water can greatly help you lose weight, reduce bloating and feel better overall!
Drinking water can greatly help you lose weight, reduce bloating and feel better overall! | Source

Although these foods can help keep you full, and help your body burn calories by digesting these foods, one cannot understate the importance of the one naturally zero-calorie substance - water. Drinking water is an essential part of any diet. Drinking at least 8 12-once servings of water daily can have multiple health benefits, and greatly help in weight loss. Multiple studies have shown that drinking water also helps keep you full longer throughout the day. People often mistake thirst for hunger, and staying properly hydrated can help staunch those hunger pains that lead to stacking and binge eating.

Water As An Integral Part of Your Diet

For additional weight-loss help, you can combine some of these zero-calorie foods with water for amazing results.

Add two tablespoons of pure lemon juice to water first thing in the morning to jump-start your metabolism first thing - adding lemon not only gives your water flavor, but can help your body to begin burning the few calories in the lemon juice along with the additional calories burned during the digestion process.

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Whatever your weight loss goals may be, adding more fruits and vegetables like the ones mentioned above can provide your body with the proper nutrients, vitamins, and proteins to keep you feeling full and healthy. Enjoy your body, no matter what your size, and remember, you are what you eat!

Check out this video for more information on Zero-Calorie foods


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    • Jonas Rodrigo profile image

      Jonas Rodrigo 

      3 years ago

      Thanks for this information! Great hub!

    • Kiss andTales profile image

      Kiss andTales 

      3 years ago

      Great hub ! Thank you for sharing , I appreciate the list of vegetables and fruits and what they do.

    • KMSplumeau profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Thank you for reading! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    • florypaula profile image


      3 years ago

      I only knew about some of these negative calories food, but it is good to have an extended list. Nice hub.

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 

      3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      My pleasure. And I didn't expect to lose weight when I became more active lately.

    • KMSplumeau profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Thank you very much! It's fascinating how, with all of the diet pills and 'miracle' supplements out there today, it appears the best way to lose weight and be healthy is simply to eat the right things! Thanks for reading!

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 

      3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great hub, KMS. I can vouch for this, since I've lost weight by walking, drinking, and eating plenty of salads for over a year. Voted up for useful!

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      3 years ago

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    • Rachel L Alba profile image

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I like all of those fruits and vegetables you show. However, I really should eat more of them. I don't know why I don't. That will be a plan of attack with my diet. Thanks for reminding me. I voted up and useful.


    • mio cid profile image

      mio cid 

      3 years ago from Uruguay

      I think your advice is more helpful and effective than many so called miracle diets out there and more healthy, so thanks for posting this hub.What also helped me a great deal in weight loss before is eating a serving of oatmeal twice a day. great hub.


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