By far best way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you expend on a daily basis.
That said, experts have actually found that certain foods can potentially help you to lose weight without having to endure the stress of dieting or exercise.
But its not all good news! The down side is that many of us have a tendency to dress these foods up with cheese, sour cream, butter or other calorie-laden flavor enhancers!
This obviously causes the weight loss effect to be reduced or lost. It may be difficult to not add extra calories to these foods but with a strong will power it can be done.
A negative calorie food can be defined as a food that results in a slimming effect for the body. In other words a carrot (without anything else) will cause your body to use an increased amount of energy when digesting it, this can lead to an overall reducing effect on the body.
This is partly from the amount of energy it takes to digest the carrot or other negative calorie food and partly from the elevation in metabolism that these foods naturally create. The overall effect is a net loss of energy, which is measured in calories. It should be understood that negative calories does not mean that the food has zero calories in it, nor does it have an anti-calorie or a negative calorie.
Here is a partial list of negative calorie foods: apples, cranberries, grapefruit, lemon mango, oranges, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines, asparagus, beets, cabbage (green), carrots, cauliflower, hot Chile peppers, cucumbers, endives, garden cress, garlic, green beans, lettuce, onion, papaya, radishes, spinach, turnips and zucchini.
The more of these fat fighting foods that you can include in your regular diet, the better your chance of losing the belly fat!
It has been proven in medical studies that those who ate foods that were very low in fat and high in carbohydrates, lost weight steadily, without limiting how much they ate. But those on high-fat diets could not effectively lose weight even if they ate skimpy portions.
So avoid high fat foods and try and moderate your calorie intake, that way you should lose the belly fat quickly!
It is important to exercise caution when dieting because there are certain things that your body needs to remain healthy including proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are necessary for the body to function at its optimum level.
You cannot remain optimally healthy by eating the negative calorie foods alone.
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