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  • If you're trying to decrease your total calorie intake,

  • AKA trying to lose body fat,

  • then eating more low-calorie foods,

  • such as certain fruits and vegetables,

  • is a fundamental way to achieve that goal.

  • So, in this video, I'm highlighting some foods

  • that you'll definitely wanna include

  • in your diet, your eating pattern,

  • because they're virtually zero calories.

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  • Number one: apples.

  • One medium-sized apple contains just over 50 calories.

  • Remember, the average woman

  • needs about 2,000 calories per day to maintain their weight.

  • Since your body has to burn energy to digest apples,

  • the net amount of calories provided by apples

  • is probably even less than that.

  • Number two: arugula and baby spinach.

  • A-roo-ga-la, air-roo-goo-la?

  • I don't know, I call it rocket.

  • This is the peppery green leafy type vegetable

  • and it's basically got zero calories.

  • Half a cup or a 10-gram serving, I think, is three calories.

  • Baby spinach is much the same as well.

  • Number three: beets.

  • Beets are root vegetables

  • that typically have a deep red or purple color.

  • They contain only 59 calories per cup or 136-gram serving

  • and 13% of your daily requirements for potassium,

  • which is great for those with high blood pressure.

  • Number four: carrots.

  • One medium carrot is only 25 calories

  • and contains 400% of your daily requirements for vitamin A.

  • So, I'm really surprised that people don't eat raw carrots

  • as an easy snack during the day.

  • I mean, they're inexpensive, they're portable,

  • they're really nutritious, they taste pretty good,

  • and they have hardly any calories.

  • Number five: Brussels sprouts.

  • Love or hate them, they're really nutritious

  • and really low in calories.

  • They resemble mini cabbages and can be eaten raw or cooked,

  • although I don't know anyone who would eat them raw.

  • They're really low in calories.

  • They have 38 calories per cup or 88 grams.

  • Number six: strawberries.

  • There are less than 50 calories

  • in one cup of strawberries or 150-gram serving.

  • If fresh strawberries are too expensive

  • or they're not available to you,

  • buy some frozen ones, take them home, put some in a bowl,

  • microwave them until they're nice and hot.

  • Get som Greek yogurt and add it to the bowl,

  • and now you have a delicious

  • and healthy hot and cold dessert.

  • You're welcome.

  • Number seven: cucumbers.

  • Since cucumbers are mostly water,

  • they're really low in calories.

  • In fact, one half-cup contains eight calories.

  • Just like raw carrots, these are the perfect snack.

  • Keeps your hands busy, keeps you chewing,

  • and basically you're eating water.

  • Look, there are loads more delicious foods

  • that are low in calories.

  • Basically, they're all fruits and vegetables.

  • So, just think about how you can incorporate

  • more fruits and vegetables into your daily eating pattern.

  • Thanks for watching.

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  • if you found it informative.

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If you're trying to decrease your total calorie intake,

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    Jessieeee posted on 2019/04/15
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