how to remove rice from diet?

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Pratik...

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Posted: 17 Aug 2016, 19:42
No matter how hard I try, the aroma of steamed white rice shoots my brain to such an extent that sometimes I feel helpless. The reason for this behavior of mine, I think can be linked to many factors, most prominent might be geographical, heredity and my dependency on rice since I was six months old.

Is there any way to remove my dependency on white rice? Is there any food that I can replace for white rice?

billtech66

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Posted: 17 Aug 2016, 19:50
No idea really. Sad
For me though, cutting down on carbs in general and boosting protein helped a lot.
Don't really crave rice or carbs now. Instead I feel like eating protein.
(2018 Update: found later I was eating way too much protein, damage to liver, and kidney stones... had to go vegan)

8/17/16, looked up webmd RE: protein powders/
too much protein can be hard on your kidneys and your liver.”
says I may need 94g to MAX 120g protein / day. at my wt. (150) that’s .625 x 150 = 93.75g and 0.8 x 150 = 120g
SAYS NO ONE, can use more that .9g per pound of body wt. even top athletes or body builders.
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/features/protein-powder?page=2

also;
The recommended daily intake of protein for healthy adults is 0.75 g of protein/kg body weight, which translates into approximately 45 to 56 g of protein a day.
The daily intake for adult athletes is about 1.5 g/kg body weight, with a range of 1-2 g/kg body weight.
But excessive protein intakes can cause a buildup of ketones bodies.
When there is an excessive accumulation of ketone bodies, an abnormal but not necessarily harmful state called ketosis results.
With progressively higher levels of ketone bodies, the body's pH is lowered to dangerously acidic levels, leading to a state called ketoacidosis.
As your kidneys rid your body of these toxic ketones, you can lose a significant amount of water, which puts you at risk of dehydration, particularly if you exercise heavily.
And dehydration from a ketogenic diet can make you feel weak and dizzy, give you bad breath, and lead to other health problems.
While there is no evidence that high protein intake per se would be detrimental for bone mass, it appears reasonable to avoid high protein diets (i.e., more than 2 g/kg body weight/day) when associated with low calcium intake (i.e., less than 600 mg/day).

*(1.5 x my wt of 68 kilo (150Lb) is 1.5 * 68 = 102g/day of protein.*

http://healthandwellness.kaplan.edu/articles/nutrition/Protein%20Supplements.html

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NowIundersta...

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Posted: 17 Aug 2016, 19:58
is there a reason why you must have the smell in your environment? Maybe start by going with brown rice, it's healthier, apparently .
FloridaAngel

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Posted: 17 Aug 2016, 20:09
There's a product on netrition.com called Carb Nada, noodles for low carbers, that's my starchy go to. You won't have the craving for it if you go low carb, I eat white rice now, maybe once a week when my family meets for Chinese food but I log it and keep track of calories.
berley1

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Posted: 18 Aug 2016, 13:00
how about changing to some healthier, whole grain alternatives like quinoa, farro, teff, bulgar, buckwheat, barley...there are a lot of whole grains that are much better than white rice. just google for healthy whole grains and you'll find all kinds of information and recipes. i hope this helps, good luck!
Diablo360x

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Posted: 18 Aug 2016, 20:12
Asian populations do great with keeping a healthy weight with plenty of daily rice. It's not the rice, it's the total calories..
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Mistybenner

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Posted: 18 Aug 2016, 23:03
Yeah my husband grew up eating rice rice and rice. He is very fit. And I'm not talking a little rice either!! He still eats rice. At least once a week. Maybe twice if we do Mexican and Chinese in the same week. Me, I still measure mine out.
chris...

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Posted: 19 Aug 2016, 00:20
Ever tried Cauliflower "Rice" ? In a Food processor, pulse 1/2 large cauliflower (per 2 Servings), trimmed of the stem, until the florets break down and resembles rice.
In a skillet heat some extra virgin olive or coconut oil and fry the "rice" 2-4 minutes. Season with salt & pepper. Serve. (No processor ? Grate them...)

You can of course add some chopped onions, garlic or what ever you like to the skillet. Just make sure it will be done at the same time as the "rice", othervise start before adding the "rice". You can also boil or steam the "rice" about the same time. Enjoy !
P.S. You can also make the cauliflower into a very tasty "Potato Gratin", just make it the same way you would do a real potato gratin...
erikahollist...

Joined: Apr 16
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Posted: 19 Aug 2016, 02:54
billtech66 wrote:
No idea really. Sad
For me though, cutting down on carbs in general and boosting protein helped a lot.
Don't really crave rice or carbs now. Instead I feel like eating protein.
No idea if it works that way for anyone else.
Smile

but then I looked up protein online;

8/17/16, looked up webmd RE: protein powders/
too much protein can be hard on yourkidneys and your liver.”
says I may need 94g to MAX 120g protein / day. at my wt. (150) that’s .625 x 150 = 93.75g and 0.8 x 150 = 120g
SAYS NO ONE, can use more that .9g per pound of body wt. even top athletes or body builders.
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/features/protein-powder?page=2

also;
The recommended daily intake of protein for healthy adults is 0.75 g of protein/kg body weight, which translates into approximately 45 to 56 g of protein a day.
The daily intake for adult athletes is about 1.5 g/kg body weight, with a range of 1-2 g/kg body weight.
But excessive protein intakes can cause a buildup of ketones bodies.
When there is an excessive accumulation of ketone bodies, an abnormal but not necessarily harmful state called ketosis results.
With progressively higher levels of ketone bodies, the body's pH is lowered to dangerously acidic levels, leading to a state called ketoacidosis.
As your kidneys rid your body of these toxic ketones, you can lose a significant amount of water, which puts you at risk of dehydration, particularly if you exercise heavily.
And dehydration from a ketogenic diet can make you feel weak and dizzy, give you bad breath, and lead to other health problems.
While there is no evidence that high protein intake per se would be detrimental for bone mass, it appears reasonable to avoid high protein diets (i.e., more than 2 g/kg body weight/day) when associated with low calcium intake (i.e., less than 600 mg/day).

*(1.5 x my wt of 68 kilo (150Lb) is 1.5 * 68 = 102g/day of protein.*

http://healthandwellness.kaplan.edu/articles/nutrition/Protein%20Supplements.html

always learning! Smile
erikahollist...

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Posts: 113

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Posted: 19 Aug 2016, 03:19
Replying to the section above on Ketosis and keto acidosis. These are tow often confused and conflated conditions. Ketoacidosis only happens to people - type 1 diabetics - who cannot control insulin. This condition can be deadly to them when their ketones are high and their insulin not controlled. This medical emergency is not to be confused with normal ketosis. Ketosis is a normal process that our bodies rely on when food is carbohydrates are scarce. Ketones are alternative fuel for our brain and other organs when we run low on glucose. It is the bodies way of accessing our fat cells to feed us, and it is normal for humans to be in a state of ketosis when hungry, fasting or eating few carbohydrates. Many people live exceptionally healthy lives in a continuous state of ketosis. Many native cultures ate seasonally, and during the winter months lived without plants or grains, primarily on hunted animals. This put them in a healthy state of ketosis for months on end. Modern science is finding that ketosis is not only a successful way to induce steady weight loss, but also to bring the body out of various conditions like cardio vascular disease, epilepsy, depression and autoimmune diseases. So in summary ketoacidosis iis a dangerous medical emergency and ketosis is a normal healthy body process that we all can tap into for health enhancement. Ketones are fuel for the brain and organs when glucose levels are low. These two conditions with similar names are often confused, so it seemed important to reply here. Ketosis is a healthy natural state that we all experience and ketoacidosis is a medical emergency experienced by type 1 diabetics.
Charlyne

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Posted: 19 Aug 2016, 05:39
good idea, up the protein (powders can cause sinus issues over time)...helps sugar cravings big time...just a thought
CHILL
TorilJ

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Posted: 20 Aug 2016, 02:06
As mention above, the cauliflower rice is fab! Hubby, who's not the easiest person to introduce new things to, loves it!!! I also add some roasted caraway seeds (if used i.e. alongside curry). Quinoa, bulgur and of course brown rice are excellent choises. If you're unfamiliar with brown rice, try to mix with white and gradually replace to only brown.
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Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 03:46
Getting rid of white carbs from the diet is so successful, I reckon.
ARB0001

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Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 05:49
It is always great to see how many ways there are to succeed. You've got to work out which ways are possible for you, and out of them pick or rotate your methods.

But personally I think not all rices are the same and basmati (white or even better brown) is a quality carbohydrate (slower digestion) - and supposedly the 'correct' portion size is 125 g (approx. four heaped tablespoons) of cooked rice - that's not a lot but once you make it your accepted amount it becomes normal - you can always have a bigger portion too as long as you don't kid yourself about what you're up to Smile

then of course maybe you could do a half and half - half white basmati half cauliflower rice? (cook separately and mix together after) - it would I guess have the same aroma you want. Or some other clever combination

but then, whatever you let your mind tell yourself you need is going to have some power over you, its up to you whether you're comfortable with that. You might be able to 'next week' it - 'I'll have that next week' (a bit like tomorrow tomorrow, its always a day away' but further away)
emmelineluca...

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Posted: 15 Sep 2016, 18:56
cauliflower rice may look like rice but its taste and texture is completely different , sorry all you guys that think its the same thing, its not and there are many tasty ways to make cauliflower that will make it tasty and don't require all the work , if I want to eat cauliflower, I will eat it , but to equate it to rice is just wishful thinking
to the OP, rice absorbs water and swells up , so do this one thing , eat about one third or half of your rice portion, drink 1 to 2 full glasses of water and then wait 5-10 minutes before eating another portion , eventually you will find you cannot eat as much rice as before
Also, its a common fallacy that brown rice is better for you , brown rice has more arsenic and while the vitamin and nutrient content is higher it is less digestible, it has so called anti nutrient which are substances like phthalates and lectins that prevent you from absorbing vitamins and other nutrients .
Eat your white rice in moderation and remember cauliflower =/= rice
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Diablo360x

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Posted: 15 Sep 2016, 23:46
Yeah, giving up rice is a no go for me. 1 cup of fried rice is 333 calories. Easy to fit in and so tasty.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.



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