White Rice Diet (safe/healthy?)?

  • Jemshads

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    Nov 29, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    Would doing this daily be a healthy diet along with veggies and fruits? If I were to go on this diet, about how many pounds would i lose per month? (2-3 Meals a day)
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  • barriehomeboy

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    Nov 30, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    Rice isn't really the problem. Wheat is. Do some online research then get back to me. I'm full of answers.
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    Nov 30, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    nothing really. As men's health had made it a point to me, if you want to loose weight. Increase your protien intake to 1/2 your weight in grams if I recall. I know that what I did and I lost 65 lbs in 3 months with running and watching my diet. Might want to look it up.
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    Nov 30, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    White rice is not healthy... Brown rice is much better for you.
  • waccamatt

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    Nov 30, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    Try quinoa instead. While brown rice is healthier for you than white rice, quinoa is even healthier than brown rice and it tastes awesome. You cook it just like rice. They make quinoa pasta, too.
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    Nov 30, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    waccamatt saidTry quinoa instead. While brown rice is healthier for you than white rice, quinoa is even healthier than brown rice and it tastes awesome. You cook it just like rice. They make quinoa pasta, too.


    THIS!!!!!

    Totally 100% agreed!!! It can be prepared a million different ways and is a complete protein.

    Personally, I think white rice is akin to eating the same amount of processed sugar. Avoid it like the Plague.
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    Nov 30, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    CHIdude saidWhite rice is not healthy... Brown rice is much better for you.

    FYI Japanese eat a lot of white rice AND they have the longest life expectancy. To say that white rice is not healthy is not entirely accurate. But compared with brown rice, yes, brown is the better alternative.
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:19 AM GMT
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:21 AM GMT
    Try Quinoa... it's healthier than rice (white or brown)!
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:25 AM GMT
    Are people STUPID?
    Do you think that a Mars bars, sugar free, or Just fruits diet is healthy?
    Just eat a bit of everything, with a smaller propostion of fat and rapid sugar ( carbs).. DIET+Sport is the good equation...
    Your body need food diversity... If you focus on one type of food, when you will eat normally again, you will gain fat, --> food disorder...

    Trust me, I did lots od diet plans in the past, all works on the moment, but afterward you gain twice what you lost!

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    Jul 18, 2012 9:08 AM GMT
    It wouldn't be very healthy to eat a diet composed mostly of white rice. Especially since you didn't mention any sources of protein.
  • mz29xy

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    Jul 18, 2012 10:11 AM GMT
    White rice is a simple carb (breaks down to a simple sugar way too fast). There is no such thing as white rice in nature. All white used to be brown before it was hulled. Brown rice maintains the bran, endosperm, etc with all vitamins, phyto nutrients, etc.

    You should think of eating white rice as like eating sugar.

    Also, a lot of people think you wouldn't get enough protein by just eating vegetables and rice. The meat industry/lobby has done a really good job of tricking us with that. Vegetables provide a lot of protein. The human body should get no more than about 10% protein a day. Above that you turn on cancer jeans. Every person has cancer cells in their body, but it all depends on your bodies ability to do maintenance/fight it. Those that end up "with cancer" can not, but that is off subject.

    There have been studies showing historically the wealthy Japanese have more health problems due to a lack of nutrition compared to the poor in Japan directly due to the fact that the poor have to eat brown rice which costs less in Japan.

    It wouldn't be a bad idea to start the day with an organic low sodium vegetable juice 16 to 32 ounce (yes that's a lot) with 2 table spoons of a protein powder, 2 table spoons of ground flax seed and 2 table spoons non GMO soy letchitin (sp). Eating the vegetables, but starting the day with the protein powder will help you from having sugar spikes in that protein stabilizes blood sugar.

    Now for the subject of meat: you don't really eat meat and the fastest way to lose a lot of weight is to cut meat out 100%, but every cell in the human body id made up of Arachadonic acid and the only source is animal meat. No person should eat meat more than once a day @ 4-6 ounces or their body will have to contend with protein toxicity. You may want to think about eating fish or chicken once or twice a week or supplement with Arachadonic acid. Also, Grapeseed oil (not touched by HI heat) has Lanoic oil which converts to Arachadonic oil in the body.

    Also, this is key: don't always eat the vegetables 100% raw, but al dente, lightly steamed and still crisp. Raw can be too hard on the bodies digestive enzymes (pancreas) and overly cooked gives you a food devoid of nutrition.

    Hope this helps.

    Yours in nutrition!

  • mz29xy

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    Jul 18, 2012 10:58 AM GMT
    A few more things:

    1. I might be wrong about the spelling with Lanoic Acid. It wouldn't be a had idea to make a mix of olive oil, grapseed and coconut oil to put on your veggies/brown rice. Coconut oil replicates a process in the body similar to ketosis which aids in weight loss.

    2. Quinoa is the only grain (really a seed) that provides 100% of the essential amino acids so mixing the Quinoa with the brown rice is a great idea. One thing brown rice provides is great minerals.

    3. A little bit more about really really cooked food....the body doesn't recognize overly cooked/processed food as food. Your body/immune system attacks it (leukocytosis) as if a foreign invader. At some point the body recognizes that its supposed to be food and you have to combine the overly cooked food with your own digestive enzymes to get any and yes a much reduced benefit.

    4. Soak your grains overnight for two reasons. They will take less time to cook and provide much greater nutrition. No reason to soak Quinoa though just rinse it first or buy pre-rinsed.
  • gwuinsf

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    Jul 20, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    TerraFirma said
    CHIdude saidWhite rice is not healthy... Brown rice is much better for you.

    FYI Japanese eat a lot of white rice AND they have the longest life expectancy. To say that white rice is not healthy is not entirely accurate. But compared with brown rice, yes, brown is the better alternative.


    This is one of the fallacies of logic. Drownings rise in the summer. Ice cream consumption rises in the summer. Therefore increased consumption of ice cream leads to more drownings. Japan is not the only Asian country to have rice be a large diet component, yet Japan, Hong Kong and Macau are the only Asian countries in the top 10 of your list. China is #80, lower than some African nations.

    I'm not going to advocate the healthiness of rice (but I do believe there are better things you can eat nutritionally... rice has very little nutritional value calorie for calorie). I've even read some studies that say brown rice is less healthy than white rice. White rice, however, will not help you lose weight. White rice will be metabolized faster than brown rice leading to a higher insulin spike which causes those calories to be converted into body fat faster.
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    Jul 20, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    I cant stand it when people vilify particular foods, in most cases moderation is the key to healthy living. Please look at eastern cultures, they eat massive amounts of white rice and have much lower incidences of certain diseases. They are also typically skinny as a bean pole. Trans fats, artificial sweeteners, processed foods (the not so natural stuff tend to be the problem). Also too much protein, yes I said it- especially animal based protein and saturated fats have been linked to various health related issues. Being extremely muscular is in fact an unnatural state and the amount of protein required can be very taxing on the body- looking "jacked" does not necessarily mean you are healthy. I know a few people with serious gastrointestinal problems from years of overtraining, too much protein.

    Please refer to this article which confirms the fact that there is barely any difference between brown and white rice on the glycemic index. Also, keep in mind there are thousands of varieties of rice each weighing in slightly different on the scales.

    Check the sources of your information. =)

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120709102722.htm
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    Jul 20, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    What about Basmati rice?
  • crush09

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    Jul 20, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    coming from an asian background white rice is the main source of diet for majority of the asian countries, i've been accustomed to eating white rice everyday of my life in almost every meal..... i tried eating brown rice for a while but i guess the asian in me just missed the white stuff to much, lol. Its just not the same taste and texture plus i love the flowery aroma of jasmine white rice,

    i guess if you regulate your diet and excercised properly you should be fine with white rice. Back in my high school days i ate alot of meals consisting white rice, but i burned all the calories from the sports i was playing at the time, plus i was getting leaner as well....... but yes brown rice it much healthier with the bran still left on it. It adds extra fibers etc...... if you must i would recommend BROWN JASMINE RICE.

    i think it depends on what your fitness goal is at the moment. You should be fine if your eating white rice for energy for activities that require alot of calories, sports maybe..... but yah if you are trying to lean down or at your cutting phase of weight lifting/exercise routine then you should eat brown rice or something that might be even leaner, quinoa perhaps.
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    Jul 20, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    ohboy saidWhat about Basmati rice?


    what color is it?
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    Jul 20, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat said
    ohboy saidWhat about Basmati rice?


    what color is it?


    Well it's depends, seems like there few kinds of it. Just curious how is it compared to regular white/brown rice
  • NorthChinaLi

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    Jul 27, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    you won't lose a lot if you eat too much rice and fruits.