2nd Burning Question: Can I stop eating rice to lose weight?

One of the most common questions asked to me…Although rice is a rich source of carbohydrates, all the cereals such as wheat, ragi, maize etc have the same amount carbohydrate content ie. 70-80 grams of carbohydrates for 100 grams.

Many ask me whether rice has fat. If the intake of any carbohydrate or protien exceeds more than necessary, it is converted to fat. Hence the servings of cereals should be eaten as per requirement and if it exceeds, then it will be converted to fat.

Carbohydrates are a source of fuel and should give 50-60% of the daily calories in our daily diet. Carbohydrates from the complex form such as whole grains like brown rice, wheat pasta, whole grain breads or whole legumes and pulses will help to prevent spikes in the blood sugar and stabilize the glucose levels in the blood and can help in weight control as they are very filling

Carbohydrates which are refined such as refined wheat flour/maida, white/polished rice, white breads, cornflour, sugar etc are very bad for health and are nutritionally poor.

About Sanjana Shenoy

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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13 Responses to 2nd Burning Question: Can I stop eating rice to lose weight?

  1. JanArdel January 5, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    Just asking..is it ok to lose 300 calories per day? and diet myself..will i lose weight?
    and i will stop eating rice..is it ok?

  2. Priyanka Sharma September 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Hello Ma’am
    I am 20 and my weight is 60 and I am doing exercise each day. But I am rice lover so can you tell me what to do ? I want myself slim like others.Plz do tell me the solution to get rid from this excess weight…..

  3. Ahamad October 5, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Hi I am ahamad my age 25 ;height is 5’5 my weight is 80 i have loose weight pls guide me

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