Tropikarl saidThanks guys. Good tips. I was rereading a similar post from last year and Paleo diet came up then too. Better look into it.
No carbs? Is that the cauliflower-only advice, essentially? I do eat a lot of rice.
Also, getting enough sleep. Had a naturopath tell me that recently too in connection with weight loss. I need to get better at that. Fortunately it's something I love to do!
Ya, basically. You can have some rice but not white. White rice has had the exterior hull removed leaving the soft pulp only. It converts immediately into sugar. Brown rice with the huil on is much harder for your system to digest so the energy required offsets (somewhat) the energy of the carb. Still, limit even the brown and if ya gotta eat white, do it only when you will follow with a seriously hard workout to burn off the sugar. If you eat a lot of rice, just try eliminating it for a while and unless you substitute something else bad like pasta, I bet you'll lose those kilos. Same applies to pasta-- white is bad, grain is good. If I eat pasta, I'll only do it at lunch, before my afternoon activity and gym. Same with potatoes. White is bad. No french fries! (Or at least not often.) Try to figure out some pattern of eating you can live with that drastically reduces bad carbs but gives you the energy you need. White=candy.