Eat Rice Lose Weight; Know how.

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How To Eat Rice And Lose Weight

Oooh yeah, my South Indian friends would be extremely happy to read this post 🙂  My North Indian friends, please don’t be miffed :), we also like to hog on Basmati rice equally 😛

Let me ask you a question –

  • Do you think you can Eat Rice Lose Weight?
  • Have you ever heard someone saying that he/she has lost weight on a rice diet?

I am sure not many would say a Yes!

You are going to hear now – I had once been on a rice diet for 3 weeks and was losing weight too! When my dietician asked me to stop wheat, I was like “Whatttt”? My expressions were as if I had gone bankrupt 😉 Its a SIN to ask a North Indian to give up on Paranthas or rotis but people, I did ! I did give up Wheat ! Phew, its seems like ages 🙁

Ok, coming to the point now.

Yes, you can eat rice and lose weight

How To Eat Rice And Lose Weight

Rules to follow…

One – Half a small bowl or one fist rice is what 1 person needs. Portion control is extremely important. We measure rotis by count, do you measure rice that you eat?

Two – No achaar please. You can use a teaspoon of Desi Ghee if required. There is a difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon 😛 BTW, Desi Ghee is very healthy, read here. Don’t burn it, use it in cooked curries, rice n rotis.

Three – Have companions, it’s not good to be alone right? 😛 Same way – have salad, curd, vegetable and pulses as companions of rice.  When we eat roti, we have all of these. Above all, you chew wheat and it takes time for you to eat and our brain realizes you are full and have eaten enough. With rice, you gulp it down your throat, still feel nothing:P. How to handle this problem? Simple, have companions 🙂 or add companions to rice like pulao with lots of veggies.

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Four – Use Pressure Cooker when you cook Pulaao. When you use pressure cooker, you don’t need oil. Just boil the veggies with rice.

Five – When you prefer steamed rice, cook rice in excess water. When rice gets cooked, throw the excess water.

Six – Have rice in Lunch. If you want to eat rice in dinner, have brown rice.

Seven – Add a spoonful of Flax seeds and Chia seeds to rice/curd to increase fiber content. Read about them here and here.

Eight – Eat in a small plate. This will help you to eat in control.

Nine – If possible, don’t use separate bowls for pulses/curd/veggies. If you do, there are chances that you would finish rice first leaving the healthier stuff behind. Add everything on top of rice heap, mix and have. Its great to be raw sometimes 😛

Ten – Cook only the required quantity otherwise, you would end up eating more. If you are hungry after finishing a serving, wait for a while. Sometimes we take time to sense if we are satiated or not.

Eleven – I am not your Maths teacher to teach you the entire counting, lolz 😛 :P.

P.S – I am totally sober! It is just that one feels good to talk light during these tough times.

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  1. Rice diet ???
    Its hard to digest what I just read :-O
    Eating rice reduces weight ? ROFL !!!
    TP it worked on you ?

  2. So true portion control matters the most, no food is bad. Even if we overeat wheat we’ll put on weight. Its Great you came up with this post 🙂
    BTW why were you asked to stop having wheat?

  3. Take a small cup of rice and keep a veg rich salad nd have it for lunch u can reduce the amount of rice intake and at the same time you can enjoy the taste of rice.. 😉
    ths is wat im dng 🙂

  4. Niharika, I am recently diagnosed with thyroid n was piling weight. As soon as I stopped wheat, my weight became stable n now i have started losing 🙂

  5. great article Tarun . evnthough I eat only half a cup of rice a day, I eat idli and dosas for my bfast and dinner.

    bfast 3 idli smabar chutney,
    lunch half cup rice, curd, sambar ,mixed veg dry and potato stir fry
    dinner 3 dosas sambar

    rice is the main ingredient in all my 3 meals. should I change it ?

  6. Yes, especially if you wish to lose weight or get toned. If your BMI is normal, you can have dosa but not daily.

  7. i thnk this blog is exclusively for girls.. 🙁 u r not allowing us to post any comments.

    Rd’s 🙁

  8. Nothing like that. But if you would try to promote a product, we won’t approval your comment. This is a platform for everyone to share ,learn and become healthy

  9. I m also diagonosed with pcod n thyroidic condition is the reason… So should i stop using wheat..???

  10. Thanks dear ..suprisingly m have half cup.of white rice
    Feeling nice n no hunger pangs..hope this should work.for me

  11. Please someone tell me half cup rice means half cup cooked rice or half cup uncooked rice ? I am getting confused

  12. What a beautiful post. Planning to start losing some weight following your tips from monday. Guide me if the rice needs to be cooked or uncooked? This is the only confusing part.


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