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  1. Ranjitha
    July 29, 2008

    Will intake of rice in the night increases weight? In case if we want to have rice in the night, what time can we eat it so that it does not increase the weight? Can we have rice in the afternoons.

  2. Sanjana Shenoy
    Sanjana – Site Dietitian
    July 29, 2008

    No it wont. This depends on how much you are eating, ie how many servings you are eating. 1 serving is 25grams(5 tsps.) of raw rice. But if your intake exceeds more than necessary, then it can trigger weight gain. Any cereal can cause weight gain if you eat more than necessary.

    It is always good to finish dinner atleast 2 hours before going to bed. 7:30-8:30 p.m. are the best times. If dinner is eaten a little earlier too, will help. But earlier than the time mentioned, may require you to eat a snack such as a fruit or a glass of milk before going to bed.

    Yes, rice can be eaten in the noon without any fear. Stick to unpolished rice which is very good for health.

  3. Dhruv
    October 12, 2009

    The rice that we get normally in the market is polished rice…right?

    Where can we get the unpolished rice? I’ve inquired a lot but haven’t found yet.

    Also eating brown rice is really difficult and good quality brown rice is pretty expensive and not easily available

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      October 12, 2009

      Availability of unpolished rice depends on where you reside. You can try at shops where they sell whole grain products. Unpolished rice is very easily available in the coastal belt of my home town, Mangalore and also in Kerala.

      Remember to ask for brown rice too.

  4. murali
    May 9, 2010

    Hai,Im working in a BPO which is obviously a night shift job,so im in a situation to eat rice at night everyday.
    Does eating rice at night not bad, if i don’t sleep at night?

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      May 12, 2010

      Hi Murali,

      All carbohydrates such as rice, chapathi,oats are all the same. It depends on the quantity you eat as this can give your calorie intake.. Your diet will needed to be adjusted as per your working times

  5. vaishnavi
    January 7, 2011

    is it better to have rice or roti?Recently i had a baby and gained a lot of wt.Can u please tell me about the food i have to take inorder to loose the baby wt.Planning to start workouts soon,but i feel tired and weak at times.

  6. sriram
    January 7, 2011

    Hi i drink horlicks twice a day with low fat milk.Now im in U.S and slowly gaining wt.Could it be due to milk/horlicks or change in climate because i dont eat any other fat food.?Pl advice

  7. sanjay
    January 13, 2011

    I am 46 years old.Two years back I was 94 kg my height is (171cm).I was residing at mumbai that time and my food habit was not regular.i use to eat anything.More of oily and junk food.I started gymnesium and change in my diet.Only light breakfast in morning, 4 chappati at afternoon with vegetable and butter milk. light breakfast at 4.0pm and night 4 chappati and vegetables. with heavy workout and regular diet I reduced up to 80 kg.
    Now I am at central Africa, from last 8 months, I dont get wheat chaapati here. I have to eat Maida chappati and some time i dont even get that.That time I have to eat rice.I am doing regular excercise .But still I fill my weight is not reducing. we dont even have fadility to measure weight.
    Could you suggest me a regular diet

    Thanks and regards

  8. Nagu
    December 26, 2011


    Need your advise please..

    I’m daily doing exercise around 1hr in the evening then after i’m eating rice at night around 10 PM .

    do i need to avoid eating rice at night ?

  9. JanArdel
    January 5, 2012

    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?

  10. Priyanka Sharma
    September 28, 2012

    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…..

  11. Ahamad
    October 5, 2012

    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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