Monday, October 3, 2011

Negative calories?

Do you know what a negative calorie food is?  According to Wikipedia "a negative calorie food is a food that is purported to require more food energy to be digested than it provides".  The brief synopsis also says there is no scientific proof, but the list consists of none other than fruits and veggies!  Shocking, right?  Sorry, that cheeseburger didn't make the list.   My idea of heaven....mac n'cheese burning more calories than the calories it actually has.  Can I get an AMEN?!

So what does this actually mean?  Eat your fruits and veggies, regardless of the scientific proof, or lack thereof.  If you watch the news, read the magazine covers or hit the get a consistant message: eating fruits and veggies is truly the best thing for you.


MyInnerCheerleader said...

I get a laugh out of all these quick weight loss solutions when it really is no secret to just choose fruits and vegetables. I do my best, but often fall victim to the empty calories. Tortilla chips especially.

Savvy Foodies said...

I LOVE tortilla chips WITH salsa...mmmm! Yeah, it's ridiculous how the 'diet world' comes up with all these alternatives. The best is to eat fruits, veggies, drink water and move our behinds.