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  11st ½lb / BMI 24.93

Ideal Target Weight

 • 10st / BMI 22.59

Current Weight

 • 10st 12lbs / BMI 24.53

Start Weight

 • 13st 4.½lbs / BMI 30.10

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 • 2st 6.½lbs (or 34.½lbs)

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Last updated: May 18th, 2011  
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Negative Calorie Foods

Negative CaloriesAll food contains calories so you may be wondering how a food can have a negative calorie value. Here's how...

When you eat, your body uses calories (around 10% of your daily calorie intake is used on digesting food alone); the muscles in your face need energy to chew and your stomach needs energy to process what lands there. And, even more calories are used during the absorption process to get the all-important nutrients flowing around your system. So, basically, your body needs to burn calories (calories equal energy) to digest everything you eat so when the food you're eating contains fewer calories than what your body uses to digest it, calories fall into a negative number.

"That's fantastic!" I hear you cry. It certainly is! Here is a convenient list of popular negative calorie foodstuffs that can be eaten in unlimited quantities. Of course, this only applies to the raw versions; once you start adding butter and high-calorie condiments the negative effect disappears!


 

Vegetables


asparagus
beetroot
broccoli
cabbage
carrots
cauliflower
celery
courgettes
cucumber
cress
garlic
green beans
lettuce
onions
radishes
spinach
turnips

Fruits


apples
cranberries
grapefruit
lemons
mango
oranges/tangerines
pineapple
raspberries
strawberries


Past visitors have left the following comments:


Jenny, 19 May 2011

Wow - I didn't realise I could nibble on so many things without having to worry about calories.
Bring on the English Strawberries!!!

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