OK, why are we counting calories? Ahh because we eat fast food, come on admit it, we all do it or we will no long exist.

So to stop the counting, start eating negative calorie foods!

What is this magical food of which you speak? A negative calorie food is normally a fruit or vegetable that burns most or all of the calories you take in. Which means when you eat these foods you no longer have to count the calories. The food is normally best if it remains uncooked. Here are a few examples that you can try:

Celery: A staple on most party veggie trays and bloody marys, celery is a crispy snack that you can enjoy without worrying about taking in any calories.

Bloody Mary: Avoid the store-bought Bloody Mary mixes as they tend to be loaded with salt, sugar, preservatives and etc. Here’s an example of a good mix: 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard, 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 Tbsp horseradish, 2 Tbsp Tabasco or other hot sauce, 2 lemons juiced, 2 limes juiced, 1 tsp celery seed, 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper, 2 tsp sea salt and then mix all of the ingredients together. Then begin to add the mix to 8 cups of Low Sodium tomato juice to your taste, depending on how spicy you prefer. Have with out liqueur for a healthy one!

Oranges: An orange typically contains only 45 calories, so feel free to eat the whole thing! Tangerines are another negative calorie food that’s both tasty and portable. Enjoy one or two for a snack throughout the day to stimulate your taste buds without having to dig to the bottom of the candy drawer.

Grapefruit: As big as it is, grapefruit is a surprisingly negative calorie food. One-half of a grapefruit only contains 36 calories sorry no sugar on the top though.

Strawberries: Strawberries are a popular negative calorie food because of their natural sweetness and juiciness. Great in the Morning!

 

Apples: With only 81 calories per apple, your body also works a lot harder and longer to digest the fruit many other snack options.

Carrots: The guilt-free snack. Grab these instead of chips and salsa while you make dinner, or keep a bag in your office refrigerator.

Apricots: Indulge in nutrient-rich apricots for a sweet snack with negative calories. Your higher metabolism and thinning waistline will thank you.

Lettuce: When the hunger pains strike between meals grab some lettuce, this helps reduce the call for more food and reduces the calories at the same time. No dressing is the best, but if you use some, do it only at meal times and in limited amounts.

You have many options and this lists only a few. But when you look to improve your diet with exercise your body will be happy and it might not even fight you if you had a burger with fries.