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I'm thinking about starting the rice diet and i was wondering if anyone here has tried it. If so, did you have any success?

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Is this a diet where you eat nothing but rice?  Cause if it is, have fun sticking with it for about a week, then getting tired of it and binging on everything in sight.

you could, however, eat whatever you wanted, just control the portions and count the calories.  Apparently eating rice 24/7 is easier.
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I agree with finewine. Portion control and counting calories is the way to go. I love rice but I couldn't eat it everyday.
It's not a diet where you only eat rice. it's low-sodium, low-fat detox diet.
Diets don't work!


I thought rice was bad for you...i love it but gave it up!?
The basic concept to the "rice diet" is to reduce drastically the amount of sodium intake to the body. It was used for heart patients with great success and the extra was the weight loss. It is very difficult to follow however if you are not disciplined. Rice is not its only staple though. Fruit and veggies are a larger portion.

The first week is the most difficult, forget eating out, forget snacks, it is an entire life change too drastic.

Mind you, this is the way I understood it when I read the book.

My opinion only
Rice is what put all this weight on me in the first place. Being that my husband is from the middle east, rice is the main course at every meal! *shakes head*  at 200 calories per cooked cup of plain white rice, you could have *shrugs* six cups of rice per day. Blah! Third world countries live off the stuff and they are still starving. Not enough nutrients. It will sustain you, but so will water and thats not healthy alone either. 
Diets make me fat.  A diet is all about numbers.  A lifestyle change is all about you.  I've been there too tried everything until...calorie-count.com  Your choice your life think twice.  Keep posting to let us know what you do.  :)     
From what I've been able to learn, that diet was thought up in the 1930s.  I read a little and it's just like other restrictive diets - you eat only certain foods.  I guarantee you that within a month of ending it you will gain back every single pound and then some.  It's not sustainable.

We need to make up our minds that there are no short cuts.  We need to plan and choose our menus and get plenty of exercise.  If we consume fewer calories than we burn, then we will lose weight for good.
hmmm..it all depends on your particular physiology and so on, but I don't know if rice is going to help you. Just be prepared for the fact that rice will cause your insulin levels to spike. On the Glycemic Load scale, a score of 10 is considered low. A score of 15 should be avoided if you want to keep your blood sugar consistent...Rice scores a whopping 23. This effect could be minimized by having a very small portion, say a quarter of a cup.... Even so, I would not choose rice for detox. I have only ever heard of plain rice being medicinally useful in cases of severe diarrhea, where it helps absorb excess chlorine from the system and has a solidifying effect....so unless you're about to travel to India, I'd give the rice diet a miss.  Why not spend a couple of days eating just raw, whole, fruits and vegetables, and drinking herb teas and lots of water? This will do you far more good than any rice ever will.
If this is the rice diet that the folks at Duke use in their obesity clinic, here's what you should know

  • Their patients do lose a lot of weight, relatively quickly.
  • They also require their patients to do more than the minimum of exercise... I believe they do no less than 2 1-hour walks per day, plus weight training 2 or 3 days a week.
  • They have no better success rate for keeping the weight off long tem than any other program.  Patients typically gain the weight back, some quickly, some slowly.  Some people return to their clinic several times -- those people must have money to burn.
  • *I have also heard from someone who'd been thru their program that the patients tend to uh, fraternize in an adult fashion, um somewhat promiscuously -- not that that will impact you at all - just a juicy detail I wanted to share  =)
Rice is not bad for you... it's eating too much of it that would cause a weight gain.  But that said, white rice and/or the "minute" rice that has all the fiber/nutrients removed to make it so white - is not that great for you...mostly empty calories.  Brown rice and/or wild rice (which is not really rice, but a grass) is a good addition to a healthy diet. 

1 cup of cooked brown rice is just the right serving amount for a stirfry of veggies.  I'll make a pot of rice and then just measure it out for my portion.  Brown rice and beans...yum! 

The key to healthy eating is BALANCE... any diet that restricts or labels food "bad" is a "diet" that you won't be able to stick with in the long run.

Penny, try some brown rice... measure it... and enjoy!  Don't make any food a forbidden food. 
I found a great way to incorporate brown rice into my meals over the weekend. Whole foods now sells frozen bags of cooked brown rice that you steam in the microwave for a minute or so. This makes it easy to cook just 1/2 cup or so at a time (the right serving size for me).
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It sounds like people don't understand this way of eating.  For many who choose to do this it is not a diet, but a way of eating.  Personally I don't love rice, so I usually don't eat it.  You are allowed so many fruits, vegetables, starches in a day.  You also get one dairy serving in a day and you get one protien serving in a day.  My doctor actually recommended this to me due to having cholesterol problems.  I find that there is almost no hunger on this once your body is detoxed and your cravings go away as well.  I usually feel like I have more energy and alert.  Once again it is onced the body is detoxed and this can cause some headaches....  This is what I am eating today:

3/4 c nature valley cereal and a banana

1 1/2 c whole wheat pasta w/ 1/2c no sodium add sauce and brussel sprouts

1 1/2 c couscous stirfried with mixed vegetables

fruit smoothie made with fat free yogurt and strawberries

I say give it a try if you are interested in it.  All you are really cutting out is processed foods really limiting your meat intake.
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Original Post by sonya21:

It's not a diet where you only eat rice. it's low-sodium, low-fat detox diet.

 

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I just wanted to let you know that I quit smoking and gain weight and I never had a weight problem and never ate anything good for you and I still dont like anything healthy but I do like rice and decided to eat only rice. I did this for about 2 months but I ate what ever on the weekends and it work out fine but i really didn't lose much weight and later i wasn't able to go to the bathroom and a friend of mine started eating just rice and the same thing happen to her but worse she went to the doctors and he told her you cant just eat rice because it good for you but without any other foods it will mess up you digestives system so she stop eating rice. I still do but I'm eating carrots and other no calorie foods, I'm still experimenting I'm new to all this diet stuff and I've been learning a lot. I'm also battling GE RD and Cholesterol problems etc.

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I just wanted to let you know that I quit smoking and gain weight and I never had a weight problem and never ate anything good for you and I still dont like anything healthy but I do like rice and decided to eat only rice. I did this for about 2 months but I ate what ever on the weekends and it work out fine but i really didn't lose much weight and later i wasn't able to go to the bathroom and a friend of mine started eating just rice and the same thing happen to her but worse she went to the doctors and he told her you cant just eat rice because it good for you but without any other foods it will mess up you digestives system so she stop eating rice. I still do but I'm eating carrots and other no calorie foods, I'm still experimenting I'm new to all this diet stuff and I've been learning a lot. I'm also battling GE RD and Cholesterol problems etc.

um...you can't eat just anything.

and there are no "no calorie foods."  carrots have calories; food has calories. it's kind-of part of the definition of food.  it's also why we eat.  without eating food, we die.

and a lot of people get constipated when they quit smoking.  it's just one of the things you have to get through.

Just don't reheat the rice! You can get food poisoning from B. cereus.

Low sodium is okay.  Low fat is somewhat okay - you do need fat in your diet, though - for your skin, hair, most of your internal organs, and so on.  You need ALL three macronutrients; fat, carbohydrate, protein.

"detox" is the biggest freaking catchphrase in the diet industry, and it means nothing.  NOTHING.  Your body doesn't need to be "flushed", "cleansed", or "detoxed" with some fancy special meal plan.  Eat whole foods (not processed), plenty of fibre, and you'll clean out your colon, bloodstream, everything.  No need for fancy drinks, smoothies, or restrictive diets.  Just healthy food.

I swear, I'm gonna declare a vendetta against the dang diet industry and their use of the word "detox".  I hate it.  Biggest load of bull they've ever pulled.

Far as I'm concerned, the only time you need a detox is when you've been poisoned.

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