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Brown rice diet for weight loss....?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Which type?yes,but..: There is not just one "brown rice diet." I do not advise a diet of only brown rice and water. This will result in toxins coming out of your fat and brown rice does not give enough nutritional support to help our body to process these toxins.A brown rice diet with additional organic fruits & vegetables is much healthier, but I do not advise it primarily for weight loss- please see comment for more:.
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You will likely lose significant weight if you follow a brown rice diet for some time, but the problem comes when you stop it- most diets result in only temporary weight loss, with a high liklihood of regaining weight when you stop it, so the best diets for weight loss are long-term changes in diet that you can maintain for years. Some people do best on a low-fat diet like this, others do better on a low-carb diet. There is a new genetic test that can help you to determine which diet strategy might work best for you- see http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/03/04/us-diet-genes-idUSTRE6224UV20100304?feedType=RSS
Sep 29, 2012

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A 22-year-old female asked:

Suggest me diet for weight loss ?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Nutritarian Diet: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. Good luck!

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