Some of the calories in the foods you eat are burned off just to digest, so the the net amount of calories is actually less than the amount contained in the food.
This process has several names:
– Dietary-induced thermogenesis
– Specific dynamic action of food
– Thermic effect of food
You may have heard of the expression, “Negative calories”, this refers to certain foods which have a thermic effect and a low calorie density.
It is almost impossible for this fat burning food to be stored as fat because most of these calories are burned off just to be digest them. In fact, you burn more calories in preparing, cooking, chewing and digesting these foods that they provide to your body.
The ingestion of these foods increases the metabolic rate of the body, which, in turn draws excess calories from the body’s fat deposit.