The negative calorie diet is a diet designed by Rocco Dispirito that focuses on not focuses on the amount of calories consumed. The negative calorie diet focuses on eating high quality foods that will fuel your body. Ont his diet you are allowed to eat however much you want of any negative calorie food. I am still learning more about this eating style, but in this post I will summarize the 3 factors of a negative calorie food.
Whole Foods Factor
Negative calorie foods are foods that have none to very little processing. This factor focuses on the quality of the calories you are ingesting as opposed to how many calories. Studies have shown that if you are eating higher quality foods and more calories than someone eating low quality processed foods you are more likely to lose weight.
Fat Burn Factor
Certain foods are more thermogenic than others. Thermogenesis is the heat generated by the body’s digestion process. The more thermogenic a food is, the more calories your body burns. Typically proteins and cruciferous vegetables are very thermogenic.
Nobody likes the feeling of being hungry. Negative calorie foods are very filling which means you need less of them to feel full. They are typically high in water content, high in fiber, or rich in protein. Negative calorie foods help fuel your body throughout the day keeping you full longer than processed foods that immediately turn into sugar.
Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for more information about the Negative Calorie Diet. All information from this post is gathered from Rocco Dispirito’s book.