In general we think that eating rice increase weight. But not! Actually the rice is the best food to lose weight. For that reason, we recommend you to follow now the Rice Diet
Rice is a nourishing food with easy digestion, and a low-calorie food: a full fist of cooked rice (15 oz, 50 grs) contains only 62 calories; the same quantity of potatoes contains 140 calories.
Rice helps to reduce the overweight because to be digested, it needs the action of numerous digestive enzymes that burn calories. Rice also provides energy during a lot of time and helps to reduce hunger sensation.
Weight loss: up to 8 lbs.
Calories of the rice diet: 1200 calories per day
Diet duration: 2 weeks (the fourth day you will begin to see the first results).
Doctors recommend to following the rice diet for 15 days because it's the suitable time for the organism to purify the blood and lose weight.
For the rice diet, we recommend to you to continue this dietetic menu.
Diet Menu of the Rice Diet to Lose Weight 8 lbs
Phase 1 (One Week)
For 1 day, follow the basic rice diet. This includes 2 starches and 2 fruits at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The consequent 6 days are devoted to following a lacto vegetarian rice diet. In this, the breakfast would include 1 starch, 1 fruit and 1 nonfat dairy item. For the lunch and dinner, include 3 starches, 3 vegetables and 1 fruit.
Phase 2 (One week)
For 1 day use the basic rice diet. For the next 5 days the lacto vegetarian rice diet has to be followed. For the remaining 1 day in the week, use the vegetarian plus rice diet, which includes 2 starches and 1 fruit in breakfast; 3 starches, 3 vegetables and 1 fruit for lunch and for dinner include 3 starches, 3 proteins (or 2 dairy), 3 vegetables and 1 fruit.
Basic rules of thumb on serving sizes:
- 1 Starch = 1 slice bread, 1/3 cup cooked rice or beans, or 1/2 cup cooked pasta
- 1 Fruit = 1 medium sized fruit, 1/2 banana, or 1 cup cut fruit
- 1 Vegetable = 1 cup uncooked or 1/2 cup cooked
- 1 Dairy = 1 cup milk, 1 cup yogurt, or 1/2 cup cottage cheese.
Optionally, you can add to rice few spoonfuls of miso and few toasted sesame.
Which rice I have to use: brown rice or white rice?
It's recommended to use brown rice, because most of the nourishing elements of the rice reside in the husk, which only survives in the brown rice. Almost 90 % of his weight is constituted by proteins, carbohydrates, minerals fat and vitamin B.
Also, the brown rice is excellent to fight illnesses as constipation and stress. Finally, the brown rice is much better than the white rice because it attenuates the sensation of hunger for more time.
Rice Diet Recipes: how to cook the rice?
Mix 3 cups of water for every 2 cups of brown rice, and set it to boil in a pressure cooker or in a casserole during 15 minutes.
Rice Diet Guidelines: before starting the Rice Diet
It's not recommended to start suddenly the rice diet. Previously, with 2 weeks of anticipation, it's important to reduce the level of fat consumption (for example, remove of your diet bread with butter and fried food with oil).
It's very probable, that at the beginning of the rice diet you start feeling a certain anxiety or other small inconveniences, but it's only an indicator of a process of strong detoxification that crosses the organism. Little by little, these symptoms will change and you will feel a sensation of well-being, because your intestine will work better, even you will obtain a much softer skin.
Benefits of the rice diet in the body
- Rice incites to chew more, especially if it's brow rice. This helps the blood irrigation of the gums and the health of the teeth.
- Rice is advisable for those who suffer of stomach pain for being a food with easy digestion.
- Rice is advised in cases of frequent diarrheas. Rice is an emollient and it acts as intestinal regulator.
- The water of the rice that stays after the baking can be used for the intestinal inflammations, diarrheas and even fever, because it favors the rehydration.
Before starting a diet
, please consult your nutritionist, she help you lose weight
in good health.