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How often should I eat brown rice


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should it just be once a day or once a week?

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As long as your eating a ballanced diet and staying within your calorie allowance, eat it as often as you like! Brown rice is a great energy building food, a whole grain, and yummy! Sarah

Original Post by ima80schick:

As long as your eating a ballanced diet and staying within your calorie allowance, eat it as often as you like! Brown rice is a great energy building food, a whole grain, and yummy! Sarah

 

do you think it would be too much to eat it twice a day? wouldnt I gain weight?

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As long as you do not exceed your daily calorie limit, then no. If you're daily calorie intake is 2,000 and you are at a deficit of 500 (which would equal 1,500 calories per day), you can eat anything you want adding up to 1,500 calories. You could eat McDonalds' cheeseburgers, fries, and ice cream on a 500 calorie deficit and you would still lose weight.

So, eat up on that brown rice as much as you want - plus it has fiber, so some of those calories may be a little "phased" out.

Nope - like the 80s chick said, as long as you are eating a balanced diet and staying within your calorie allowance, there is nothing wrong with brown rice, and it is very healthy.

I personally wouldn't eat it twice a day every day because I try to eat a very varied diet. I would most likely eat a different whole grain like whole wheat bread, oats, or quinoa for one of those servings instead. But, that has nothing to do with weight loss.

i can only eat brown rice once a day. i ate it twice a day for lunch and dinner and it caused my weight to stall

Original Post by dreamofbeingthin:

i can only eat brown rice once a day. i ate it twice a day for lunch and dinner and it caused my weight to stall

There is nothing magical about brown rice - having it twice a day vs once a day will have no significant effect on today's weight.

Your weight will fluctuate every day - attributing today's weight to yesterday's meals is an exercise in futility.

i've read that if you eat it (or any other slow burning carb) an hourish before you work out you will burn more fat.

The bottom line is rice is loaded with carbs. If you are trying to lose weight, balanced diet or not, carbs turn to glucose in the body and if not burned, turn to fat. This means that the carbs a person consumes are being burned as energy in your body by your metabolism instead of your metabolism burning fat cells. If you limit the number of carbs you take in, your body will burn it's natural glucose stores, the calories you consume, then it will start burning fat cells which is the goal.

I often read replies from folks about pasta, rice, whole wheat breads, and fruit. Many talk about balanced diet and how these foods in moderation are fine. I disagree completely because carbs are turned into glucose and have to be burned up before the metabolism can start burning fat. So my answer to your question is no amount of brown rice if good for you IF you are trying to lose weight. Just my opinion based on my personal experience and my reply is not meant to offend anyone. I have kept carbs out of my life with obvious exception to cheat meals every so often for 27 months and have lost 169 pounds.

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carbs turn to glucose in the body and if not burned, turn to fat.

Protein and fat, if not burned, turn to body fat too.

Some people are more sensitive to carbs, it's true. But to claim that for anyone who wants to lose weight all carbs should be eliminated from their diet is just silly.

And if we are going by personal experience, I didn't eliminate carbs at all (and did not make any effort to reduce them either) and lost weight just fine.

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I have kept carbs out of my life with obvious exception to cheat meals every so often for 27 months and have lost 169 pounds.

 You haven't eaten any vegetables (outside of cheat meals) in over 2 years?

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The bottom line is rice is loaded with carbs. If you are trying to lose weight, balanced diet or not, carbs turn to glucose in the body and if not burned, turn to fat. This means that the carbs a person consumes are being burned as energy in your body by your metabolism instead of your metabolism burning fat cells. If you limit the number of carbs you take in, your body will burn it's natural glucose stores, the calories you consume, then it will start burning fat cells which is the goal.

There are a couple problems I see with this argument. First, like amethystgirl pointed out, any excess calories will turn to body fat. As long as you are burning more calories than you are taking in (as in on a diet), you don't have to worry about gaining fat. Also, the human body can only convert body fat to energy at a limited rate - about  30 calories per pound of body fat/day. The other energy needs to come from somewhere!

Personally, I am someone who tends to be more sensitive to carbs than some people. So, I limit carbs to about 40% of my diet - mostly from whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and the occasional (or frequent) piece of chocolate. It has in no way prevented me from losing weight.

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