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Negative Calorie Meals


If the word glycemic sounds new or strange, don’t worry. The word glycemic originates from the word glucose. Low glycemic means low glucose or low sugar. Low sugar means losing weight, more energy, clearer complexion, and if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, you can prevent complications and live longer with negative calorie meals.


Low glycemic meals are like slow-burning wood. As your body uses low glycemic foods they release glucose very slowly. This allows your body to run smoothly -- but high glycemic foods are like pouring gasoline on a fire. It burns very hot and then dies down quickly causing surges in your blood sugar.


There are 23+ million people with type-2 diabetes. They struggle daily to maintain a healthy weight and deal with depression, fatigue and the muddle thinking that high-sugar causes.


The fuel that gets us going in the morning and keeps us going all day long comes from our carbohydrate foods. The carbs that work best for us are the ones most familiar to the human digestive system; unrefined, minimally processed high-fiber whole grains, fruits and vegetables.


Being on a negative calorie diet does not mean that you will starve; quite the contrary. The list of foods that fall into this group may be surprising to those who are new to the concept. Some of the vegetables and fruits that have a negative calorie effect are:

  • Broccoli

  • Cabbage

  • Cauliflower

  • Celery

  • Green Beans

  • Spinach

  • Apples

  • Bluberries

  • Oranges

  • Strawberries


While all of these foods do have calories, the calorie count in them isn’t enough to leave a reminder for your body to put them into fat storage. In the end, you lose weight because your body is burning up the stored fat by using it as energy to consume the caloric intake of the food on your negative calorie diet. This group, when used in our low glycemic index recipes, will turn your body into a fat burner… instead of a fat storage bin.


Using the ten negative calorie foods listed above, my dinner menu now includes broccoli, cauliflower, spinach or green beans… lunch menu often will include one of the four fruits and breakfast must include a dish of blueberries, orange sections or slices of apple. Health, nutrition and weight loss can all be solved with a great collection of recipes that will keep you and your family living longer.


Esther Smith, author

Smith has studied nutrition research for many years keeping up with the latest findings that keep her family in tip-top health. As she continues to write on this subject, find more about glycemic index list here=>

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