Negative Calorie Diet

Last night I read a book called the Negative Calorie Diet.

The reason why I read this book was because I had no other books to read, and I think I’m gaining weight again.

This diet’s main argument is our body uses energy to eat and digest food, so by eating certain foods we will actually eat our way to losing weight. The book further suggests to practice deep breathing exercises and to have 30 minutes of exercise a day.

Do you think it sounds appealing?

Personally I think it could be more trouble than it’s worth. I say trouble because I would have to alter my eating habits quite drastically. The suggested meals of the diet are of soups and salads.

What I like about this diet is the concept that there are certain foods that will increase your metabolism.

What I will learn from the book, are the right foods to take and the ways to make sure you’re not eating just to satisfy a craving (the tip is to drink a glass of water).

I’m also going to take the book’s advice and start exercising again, after a 3 month break.

I’ve not touched my sport shoes since Rachel was born (I think I still have a pair of socks stuffed inside the shoes).

What do you think? What are some of the diets you’ve tried? What works for you?

P/S: You can read this article to find out more about the Negative Calorie Diet.

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8 thoughts on “Negative Calorie Diet”

  1. aiya just exercise on your Wii enough liao

    Adino: Actually my wife doesn’t like it when I play Wii, so I have kept it back in the box liao


  2. Deep breathing for 30min? I’ll go breathless and all dizzy if I did that.

    A good diet should start with moderate about of fiber and low amounts of fat-based products. I think exercising is a great way to lose fat. (But I don’t have any experience in losing weight.)

    Adino: No no no… it’s exercise for 30 minutes.

  3. I think moderation is the key. I’m someone who likes to procrastinate and am easily bored, so going to gym certainly is out of the question. My solution? I bought a treadmill and placed it in front of the TV so there’s entertainment while I’m exercising. So far it’s working! No more excuses. 😉

    Adino: Maybe I could try and borrow a treadmill or a stationary bike.

  4. I visit gym almost everyday. I work hard and eat hard :p. I like to eat but I don’t allow myself to become a fatty. Perhaps this is the only way for me, haha!!

    P/S: OMG, the socks still stuffed in your shoe after three months… This really sounds scary… >.<

    Adino: Yeah, sounds scary to me too! But every time I go home I forget all about it

  5. come join the club. wat is scarey is despite all the exercises, the ramadan food has actually made me put on weight. if i had not exercised i would b a balloon by now

    Adino: I find that the Ramadhan food this year doesn’t taste nice at all. Maybe they are cutting cost by using low quality ingredients.

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