"I want to lose weight. But... I just can't give up rice. Please tell me what to do."
A lot of moms who are trying to lose weight and have been told to immediately drop rice from their diets, ask me.
So the fact is - that there is no need to drop rice from your diet to become thin.
In fact for most Indians who are used to eating rice as comfort food - not eating rice can be so stressful that it is counterproductive.
There are three things that are important to remember here -
1. How much rice are you eating. Always measure.
2. What rice are you eating. Brown rice is more nutritious that white rice and par boiled rice is better than white rice.
3. What are you eating it with. Rice must be eaten with dal or beans. This increases the protein, fat and fibre content of the meal and fills you up faster and for longer. Which then means you eat less rice for satiety.
If you eat white rice at all meals without enough dal. You will never be able to lose weight because you are eating only starch.
Have you ever contemplated removing rice from your diet?
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