What Are Negative Calorie Foods, and Why Should You Care? An Interview with Rocco DiSpirito

The #1 New York Times bestselling author, chef, and healthy living expert Rocco DiSpirito returns to the Clever Cookstr podcast to talk about his revolutionary whole foods-based diet plan and new cookbook, The Negative Calorie Diet: Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 10 Days with 10 All You Can Eat Foods.


Kara Rota
1-minute read
Episode #91

In The Negative Calorie Diet, Rocco DiSpirito shares how simple it is to eat great-tasting whole foods that naturally support weight loss. He calls these foods “negative calorie foods”—foods that help you to burn body fat, lose weight, and boost your metabolism. Tune in to learn about:

  • How negative calorie foods work, and how desserts, snacks, and hearty protein-packed mains can all be a part of a negative calorie diet
  • Why we shouldn't underestimate fiber, the undersung hero of weight loss
  • Even more reasons to drink more water
  • How negative calories help you lose weight without changing your exercise routine
  • & much more!

Check out this week's bonus recipes for Charred Thai-Style Broccoli Salad with Almonds and Lime and Grilled Shrimp with Marinated Cucumbers, Kale, and Cauliflower.

Listen to the full episode with Rocco in the top right hand player or on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify!

About the Author

Kara Rota

Kara Rota headed children’s programming at Chicago’s Green City Market and studied food politics at Sarah Lawrence College. Kara has been a featured speaker at numerous venues including Food Book Fair, the Roger Smith Food Conference, and the Brooklyn Food Conference. She has written about food for Irish America Magazine, West Side Rag, Recipe Relay, and Food + Tech Connect, and is the former Director of Editorial & Partnerships at Cookstr.com.