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Negative Calorie Foods?

I am reading a website on negative calorie foods, where the body uses more energy to digest and absorb the foods than the foods themselves contain. Is this a useful tool or should I only be focusing on the fiber content of the food?

Wed. Aug 30, 11:25am

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I thought negative calorie foods were a myth. I used to think celery was a neg. calorie food and ate it like crazy, then I heard that wasn't true.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 1:46 PM

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I had a buddy who started eating more neg calorie foods and added walking about 2o min a day and lost 30lbs

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 11:33 PM

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to 1:46

Negative calorie foods are real, the misconception is the foods do have calories just by the time your body breaks them down to digest them you have actually burned more calories than you have consumed.

Negative Calorie Foods ~ Vegetables
cabbage (green)
cauliflower celery
chili peppers
garlic lettuce

Negative Calorie Foods ~ Fruit
lemons mangos
pineapple raspberries

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 10:35 AM

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perhaps this is just coincidence, but

If I'm hungry and eat an apple, I feel hungrier afterwards!

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 11:16 AM

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Consider the Glycemic index.

Along with these foods you need to consider the gylcemic index -- which requires the body to release more insulin and cortisol --- requiring it to hold onto fat. For example apples are fine, but beets are almost a 100.

All the other stuff is fine though.

Dried fruits will not work, only fresh.

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 11:24 AM

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11:16 poster, that happens when the apple is upsetting your stomach. I had that for a long time, and finally developed a mild allergy to raw apples, so you might want to be careful with them.

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 11:33 AM

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I used to eat lots of apples, but find them also to upset my stomach lately. I think it's the acid, or perhaps the peel. Maybe it's that I'm not so young any more - don't have that old caste iron stomach.

Friday, September 01, 2006, 5:55 AM

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some people are intolerant to fructose (the sugar in fruits, also lots of candies) just like you can be to lactose. So that can upset your stomach (at least, create gas in your intestines)
I am pretty sure that my lactose-intolerance was making me eat more -- my stomach would get mildly upset, and I would misinterpret it as hunger or eat to soothe it.

Saturday, September 02, 2006, 9:22 AM

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hm, when i eat apples i feel absolutely stuffed, and can't eat another bite! lol. and it's really neg.? lol. cool i suppose.

Sunday, September 03, 2006, 12:38 AM

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To the 9:22 Sat poster. If you are really lactose intolerant you would never mistake that feeling for hunger. I am lactose intolerant and so are a lot of people I know and all of them say the same thing. Before they knew what was wrong the pain was so bad it doubled them over not to mention all the time spent in the bathroom. I can't imagine anyone mistaking it for hunger.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 2:34 AM

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Interesting subject, even more interesting is that every site that lists negative calorie foods has different stuff on there lists, some the same.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 2:43 AM

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let's spell it out: b. s.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 10:51 AM

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Just wanted to see if anyone had any new thoughts on the negative calorie food thought.
I was reading the post on a calorie is a calorie basically and made me think of this.

Friday, January 18, 2008, 5:22 PM

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i had the same problem with apples and carrots.... i don't know if it's a coincidence, but i've switched to pre-sliced organic apple slices and they seem to be okay. carrots on the other hand still kill my stomach and make me feel hungrier, they even sometimes give me the hiccups.

Friday, January 18, 2008, 5:33 PM

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