Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The 'No Rice' Diet?

 We have all heard about this one. People staving away from rice (or nasi) in the hopes to lose weight. Now it works for some and probably doesn’t work for others but whatever the outcome, at the end of the day, its not rice at fault. Let me explain:

Why It Works

Now as all know that weight loss is about about calories – eating more than you need will lead to weight gain. Now cutting our rice completely can make up about 500-600 calories per day (probably a decent average for most Asians or Malaysians). So cutting out say 500 calories per day workout to be 3,500 per week or 15,000 calories per month. When converted to kgs, that’s 0.45kg or 1.95kg respectively. So clearly, as long as you are creating that kind of calorie deficit, you will lose weight

Why it Does Not 

There are two problems with the “no rice” diet. If you replace your rice with say breads, fruits or pasta, you are in fact not changing anything at all as they all are carbohydrate sources. The idea of getting rid of rice is all about getting rid of carbohydrates. Period! Secondly, rice is our staple food! For how long can you completely ignore rice. Sooner or later most people will go back to rice and if they don’t watch the quantity of rice, they will surely regain the weight again!
Verdict: The problem is not rice. Its the amount of rice or calories we consume. Rice is an important source of energy but again, we Malaysians eat too much rice. In a single serving you only need about a fistful of rice. That’s it! It is your choice to go on a “no rice” diet but at the end of the day, you need to make a decision that is based on know-how and not what is popular.

souces: Kevin Zahri Blog

* Anda tentukan diet anda


myoliza said...

betul tu,cik,
it depends on the individu, coz mostly suka makan but no active or bersukan...
bukan x leh amik nasik,..tapi pandai2 laa kan,..the quantity that count,..eg.seminggu sekali,ke but if kalau hari2 3x sehari,..sendiri mau ingat laa,kn...3x sehariX88g =264g carb,..huhu,..

but akak happy with riceless day,..skg berat akak 58kg ;D

sekali sekala kantoi, its compliments,..diet anda anda tentukan, coz you are what u eat.

chaiyok! chaiyok!

cik xxx said...

tahniah dah 58..so jeles tau

Anonymous said...

ujam-betul, nasi tak bersalah, tapi cara kita makan yg mana akan bertambah nasik menyebabkan berat bertambah. kawan ade cerita, mengenai org jepun pelik tgk cara kita makan. mereka tiap2 hari makan nasi, breakfast pun nasi tapi yg mereka tambah adalah lauk-pauk, bukan nasik! bg saya, terpaksalah lupakan nasi dulu sebab masih x pandai kawal makan lagi... bye nasi..huhuh :-(