Those looking to lose weight and get in shape before swimsuit season are reaching for these foods that cause you to burn more calories in digestion than they hold.
They are known as “negative calorie foods” and are what some health experts encourage you to grab instead when you get a craving.
Calorie content: 100g contains 20 calories
Calorie content: 100g contains 25 calories
4. Lean, low-calorie meats
Calorie content of chicken breast: 100g contains 172 calories
Calorie content: 100g contains 18 calories
Calorie content of chili peppers: 100g contains 40 calories
Calorie content of apples: 100g contains 52 calories
Calorie content of plain brewed black coffee: Two calories
Although not all health experts and nutritionists recommend embarking on a negative calorie diet.
Daisy Connor, nutritionist at NutriCentre, told the Daily Mail, “The idea of a negative-calorie diet is rather misleading and potentially harmful.”
She said focusing on low-calorie foods to lose weight may deprive dieters of fats and proteins that are “vital for health.”