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Diet without skipping rice?

Diet without skipping rice?

Rice: Use brown nice. White is full starch like potatoes. If its white don't bite. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is boiled plantain good for a diet?

Is boiled plantain good for a diet?

Yes if you like it.: A good "diet" should consist of a variety of foods. There are no foods to exclude, just eat them in proper proportion. Total caloric intake is far more important than the ratio of fat to protein to carbohydrate. Diet implies temporary and "diets" are generally discouraged as they do not maintain weight loss. Wt loss and maintenance is not solved by a diet but by lifestyle change. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between pasta and rice in a diet?

Is there any difference between pasta and rice in a diet?

Yes: Pasta is generally flour based. People with gluten sensitivity would be unable to eat pasta but could tolerate rice without symptoms. Both pasta and rice poke the blood sugar up sharply after a meal. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 5'2 and 200 pounds I eat a lot of rice as my diet because my family cooks it, how do I lose weight fast?

What to do if I'm 5'2 and 200 pounds I eat a lot of rice as my diet because my family cooks it, how do I lose weight fast?

Obesity: I recommend you see a doctor and have your thyroid checked to make sure low thyroid function isn't compounding your problem. Also, dramatically cut your carbs, start a daily exercise program, and keep a food log. There are many excellent tips on this site for small changes to lose weight, too. ...Read more

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What causes the scale to fluctuate so much? In less than a week, I gained 4.5lb despite exercise & diet chgs. One day overate 2cups rice instead of 1.

Timing is everything: Flucuations in weight occur alot due to water weight different scales being used and when you weight yourself, the layers of clothes you wear the different shoes you may have on or off. Be consistent when weighing yourself, for best results weight yourself first thing in the morning, naked, before you shower. Consistency is key! ...Read more

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Good diet tip for someone who had gastro enteritis? Cheerios ok? Rice?

Avoid dairy products: For a few days avoid dairy products, as severe diarrhea leaves you temporarily lactose intolerant. Try rice soups and bland foods at first (with lemon and salt to avoid dehydration). Then gradually reintroduce dairy products to your diet starting with greek yogurt - to restore your bowel flora and avoid chronic intestinal problems. ...Read more

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Is eating white rice healthy? Does one have to leave it completely if on a diet. Pl advise

Is eating white rice healthy? Does one have to leave it completely if on a diet. Pl advise

Stop White: If on a diet, it is a general rule of thumb to avoid things that are white such as
1-white rice
2-white bread
3-white potatoes
4-white pasta

these tend to represent high carbohydrate items which are not preferred when on a diet trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can I flavor rice with the brat diet?

Can I flavor rice with the brat diet?

Yes: Flavoring with chicken or beef stock can be quite flavorful. ...Read more

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Is a cheese, beans and rice diet healthy?

Is a cheese, beans and rice diet healthy?

Rice diet: Never heard of it. But the rice-fruit diet is. ...Read more

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Could I have brown rice on the paleo diet?

Could I have brown rice on the paleo diet?

See: Perfect health diet. Paleo variant with more carbs. ...Read more

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Can I use rice vinegar in my diet when I am on accutane?

Can I use rice vinegar in my diet when I am on accutane?

Yes: So as long as you are not allergic or sensitive to rice vinegar. ...Read more

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What is a well balanced diet if allergic to wheat, rice, corn?

Balanced diet: The best diet is patient specific, depending on age, activity level and medical history. There are many grains to eat other than wheat and rice, however, a specific recommendation should be made by a physician or nutritionist who has your complete history available. ...Read more

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I'm down to pretty much rice and coconut. Is there a special diet for bad acid reflux?

I'm down to pretty much rice and coconut. Is there a special diet for bad acid reflux?

Several: There are several diet changes that can help with reflux and some of this can depend greatly on the person. Some people will get reflux with certain foods that never bother many others. Would recommend you call your physician for general advice specific for you. Certainly can decrease tomato paste and acidic and spicy foods in the meantime as a trial. Also try to eat regularly/not skip meals. ...Read more

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How many cups of rice should I take in the breakfast, lunch, and dinner to maintain a balanced diet?

How many cups of rice should I take in the breakfast, lunch, and dinner to maintain a balanced diet?

Try, see, and decide: How much a person eats highly varies. But, on average, start out with 3/4 cup each meal or 2.5 cups for 3 meals, see if that's enough, and then adjust accordingly. Regarding balance diet, consume a variety of grains, veg, fruits, nuts, eggs, fishes, . .. Etc. As wide as possible, but in their fresh condition and in a rotating way. Detailing? To: http://formefirst. Com/enewsletter03.Html

best wish. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet. Instead of dairy milk, is rice or almond milk ok?

Yes: The low residue diet is utilized while you recover from an acute diverticulitis infection. Rice of almond milk is low residue. Once recovered, one wants to consume a high fiber, high liquid diet. ...Read more

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I realize ever since I go on diet and weight lost program, I cut my rice/carbo intake totally, now I have gout attack. How to stop the attack?

I realize ever since I go on diet and weight lost program, I cut my rice/carbo intake totally, now I have gout attack. How to stop the attack?

Gout diet: Too much protein!!! Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day ...Read more

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My roommate keeps on snacking. She's eating lots of vegetables but gives up eating rice. How can I help her to practise a healthy diet? She's 19.

Here's an idea: I'm glad you care. Nobody likes to be told what to do, especially when you're almost grown up. Actually, I'm glad she's doing vegetables -- many folks don't. Rice isn't essential and neither is the traditional 3 meals per day. If she's becoming obese she probably would like a good model. The best you can do is invite her to eat out with you and offer her / suggest healthy stuff. ...Read more

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A lot of diets for weight loss recommend cutting down on rice completely. Is this a fair recommendation and what in rice makes it a bad diet food?

A lot of diets for weight loss recommend cutting down on rice completely. Is this a fair recommendation and what in rice makes it a bad diet food?

Rice for Dinner: Save the rice for the last meal of the day. Both white and brown rice have a high enough glycemic index to raise your blood sugar in the first hour after eating, then cause Insulin release which lowers your blood sugar in the second hour after eating. This makes you hungrier than you were when you started! So save the rice for a meal within 2 hours of when you will be asleep and can't snack! ...Read more

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What's the verdict on white rice? I've eaten it all my life (usually a bowl for lunch and dinner) because it's been a staple of the family diet...

What's the verdict on white rice? I've eaten it all my life (usually a bowl for lunch and dinner) because it's been a staple of the family diet...

Ok in moderation: Rice can be part of a balanced diet, but brown rice is more nutritious than white. It also depends on what you eat with the rice. ...Read more

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I had highly low diet from 30 days (only fruits and some rice (veg)).but again I got pancreatitis with high amylase 1100 with bearable amount pain! Ca?

I had highly low diet from 30 days (only fruits and some rice (veg)).but again I got pancreatitis with high amylase 1100 with bearable amount pain! Ca?

Medical advice: Who is giving you your medical advice? Eating only sugar calories in a diet is the opposite of health. It is extremely unwise and dangerous. Your body cannot survive on such a diet. ...Read more

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Brown rice diet for weight loss....?

Brown rice diet for weight loss....?

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:. ...Read more

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Why do people who are on a restricted calorie diet sometimes refrain from eating bread and rice?

Why do people who are on a restricted calorie diet sometimes refrain from eating bread and rice?

Doesn't fill you up: If you are on a restricted calorie diet, other foods will help you feel full with a lot less calories. Bread and rice offer a lot of calories which convert quickly to sugar in the body. Then you are hungry again. Whole fresh fruit and vegetables offer a lot more nutritional value and are more slowly digested. ...Read more

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Can I use 1 spoon of rice vinegar (ingredients: water, ethanol, rice)/day in my diet when I am on accutane?

Can I use 1 spoon of rice vinegar (ingredients: water, ethanol, rice)/day in my diet when I am on accutane?

What's really in it?: It's almost certain you signed an agreement, when you started on accutane, not to drink alcohol. Keeping a promise is a matter of principle. If the "rice vinegar" is a concoction that someone makes from real ethanol as a folk medicine, you're breaking a promise. However, most "rice vinegar" has the ethanol oxidized to acetic acid. That's harmless flavor, though there's probably no health benefit. ...Read more

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I have a good diet (veggies, no pasta/rice) & exercise, yet LDL is 151 (HDL is 66, Trig is 91). What else can I do without resorting to statins?

I have a good diet (veggies, no pasta/rice) & exercise, yet LDL is 151 (HDL is 66, Trig is 91). What else can I do without resorting to statins?

Not much: If you have minimized intake of animal fats. Much of the lipid abnormalities are genetic. Depending on other risk factors, such as family history of heart/vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and obesity, you would probably benefit from statins. Ask your doctor for specific advice regarding choice of med and dosage. ...Read more

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I heard that in vinegar, there exists about 0.3 - 0.5% alcohol by producer. Can I use a little bit of rice vinegar in my diet when I am on accutane?

I heard that in vinegar, there exists about 0.3 - 0.5% alcohol by producer. Can I use a little bit of rice vinegar in my diet when I am on accutane?

Safe: I can find no reports of interactions of vinegar and accutane. As long as you only use a small amount of rice vinegar the amount of alcohol will be too small to have any negative effect. ...Read more

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For a kid on brat diet. What can I add to flavor the rice and what other carbs can they have?

For a kid on brat diet. What can I add to flavor the rice and what other carbs can they have?

See below: The brat diet is no longer recommended by the american academy of pediatrics. For diarrhea, the best is a child's regular diet with extra carbohydrates and yogurt. ...Read more

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For a one yr old child with milk and soy allergy, is it helpful to give rice milk in his diet?

For a one yr old child with milk and soy allergy, is it helpful to give rice milk in his diet?

Milk/soy allergy: First, u need to be sure it is true allergy to both. You can use almond milk as well. Rice milk is okay as a last resort. What are the symptoms of your chil'd allergies. ...Read more