Burning Calories! – The Celery Myth

The Google Dictionary defines “diet” as the kinds of food that a person, animal or community habitually eats

It is that time of the year. Change your bad habits and get healthy then you will be happy. Most weight-loss diets are started this week. Now a days, we think of a “diet” (the noun) as a special thing for our health but usually to lose weight. And there are so many different types of weight-loss diets to choose from. I’ve tried most of them.

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No matter what “diet” you are on, you can’t lose weight unless you burn calories. You have to burn more calories than you take in. Take celery, for example. Celery is an excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. It is a very good source of folate, potassium, dietary fiber, manganese and pantothenic acid. Celery is also a good source of vitamin B2, copper, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids). But, a stalk of celery provides 6 calories to the body, but the body expends only half of a single calorie digesting it. So celery does not burn more calories to digest than you take in.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

The good news, now-a-days, is that you do not have to count calories to go on a weight loss diet. You can choose a special diet where you do not eat any carbohydrates. You can only eat vegetables.  You can do the Paleo, Atkins or Bullet Proof diets. If you want to see how many diets there are or different kinds just Google “weight loss diets”. Thousands!

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

But you can burn calories in many different ways. The best is exercise. But it then comes back to calories burned vs. calories eaten. You can burn off that stick of celery by standing up from your chair. These kinds of foods are actually called “Negative Calorie Foods”. Definitely this is a misnomer but understandable and smart! These foods: celery, berries, grapefruit, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, apples, zucchini, broccoli and lettuce are all accepted as foods that I can eat in any quantities. They are not white foods. 

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Oh well, it’s back to the dieting mentality. But this year I’m calling it “The Healthy Mentality” and it will encompass a holistic approach to losing weight, eating right and getting healthy. Currently my pain is gone and I am off heavy narcotics for the first time in years. It’s a start. Oh, crap! I’m supposed to include mental health in there, too. We’ll see if I can find some euphoric foods that burn calories. Oh yeah, I’m out of celery!

Thanks for listening.  ;D  Diane

 

 

 

 

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~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on January 7, 2018.

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